If aliens are 1480 light years away, their employees are very happy

In case you have not heard, there is a star behaving oddly in a nearby chunk of our milky way. Let’s call it an “odd star,” since it’s known by twelve people as KIC 8462852, and may or may not be a “god star,” or one with highly intelligent life around it. The intelligent life debate and details of the situation are well covered by the Royal Astronomical Society, or reviewed by Time Magazine, and are not the focus in this [...]

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