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Strange Star Likely Swarmed By Comets

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Star behind shattered comet

This illustration shows a star behind a shattered comet. Observations of the star KIC 8462852 by NASA's Kepler and Spitzer space telescopes suggest that its unusual light signals are likely from dusty comet fragments, which blocked the light of the star a

Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

A star called KIC 8462852 has been in the news recently for unexplained and bizarre behavior.

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