Aliens ruled out for why Tabby’s star flickers

The first observations of Tabby’s star flickering in real time have put the last nails in the “it’s-an-alien-megastructure” coffin. The star’s most recent winks show that the dimming is from small dust particles surrounding it, a team of more than 200 scientists and amateur astronomers reports in a paper posted at arXiv.org January 3. The oddball star, … Continue reading Aliens ruled out for why Tabby’s star flickers

Star Wars: The Last Jedi premieres with tribute to late Carrie Fisher

Writer-director Rian Johnson introduces screening remembering actor who died last year after finishing work on the film   The galaxy far, far away was brought to life in downtown Los Angeles on Saturday for the world premiere of Star Wars: The Last Jedi where the anticipated first screening was dedicated to the franchise’s late star, … Continue reading Star Wars: The Last Jedi premieres with tribute to late Carrie Fisher