Lately, the astronomic community was very excited when Kepler Spacecraft reported an unusual brightness coming from the KIC 8462582 star. Further research into this matter came up with nothing. So, there are no Vulcan solicitors yet, set on establishing first contact with Earth. And we even came up with the blueprints for the first theoretical warp capable star engine.
The object that dazed every member of the scientific community was a star situated at approximately 1500 light years from our own planet. Reports from Kepler suggest that the object had an irregular brightness cycle. The object would lighten up like the proverbial Christmas tree and stay that way for about 80 days. Astronomers seemed somewhat baffled in their first encounter with this quaint celestial phenomenon.
Some of them suggested that this sudden changes in brightness might have occurred due to a passing planet that obstructed a constellations of comets. Other would simply point to computer and instrument errors. And there are those who believe that the light spectacle might proof that what we are actually seeing are the signs of an alien construction.
Those who went head-on to support this rather far-fetched theory said that we could be looking at a ring-space station or a Dyson sphere, build around the celestial body in order to harvest its energy.
SETI concluded that we don’t have any Vulcan solicitors yet and that the phenomenon could easily be explained if we take a look at the basic concepts of star mechanics.
In order to shed some light on this strange event, SETI approved a 15-week study, spanning from October the 15th until October the 30th. They took all the necessary precautions and prepared the appropriate equipment for the job. By using the Allen Telescope Array, a massive construction summing up 42 high-powered deep space radio antennas, scientists pricked up their ears and listen closely to what Spock might have to say.
Unfortunately, the investigation turned up with nothing. SETI didn’t find any explanation for the strange event but they managed to rule the possibility of an alien presence. In order to see what’s out there, SETI tuned up their antennas in order to pick up signals that might indicate the presence of high intensity microwave beams. They stated that the intermittent levels in the microwave output could indicate the presence of a power source, possibly from a space craft.
SETI concluded their investigation in a jovial manner stating that every time someone discovers something pointing to alien life, SETI comes in and says “no”.