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Happening NOW - Tabby's Star is dipping!

KIC 8462852, Boyajian's Star or Tabby's Star is the Galaxy's currently most interesting star because of its seemingly random and extreme dimming events of up to 22%, as measured by the Kepler mission.

During the past week it showed fluctuations again and dipped 3% yesterday, which prompted an alert to the Astro-community which is scrambling to coordinate telescope time around the world on ToO (target of opportunity) and DDT (director's discretionary time) requests.

    @tsboyajian's star is dipping

    This is not a drill.

    Astro tweeps on telescopes in the next 48 hours: 
    spectra please!
    -- Json Wright on Twitter

Articles: Resources: Hopefully, the astro folks can gather enough data to shed some light (pun intended) on this mystery during the next few days. We'll probably have to wait another ~750 days for the next event, if this period holds true. Oh, and just to be clear: No one seriously says it is "aliens", ever.

-- Good luck, everyone!
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