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Planet Hunters and the Case for the Most Mysterious Star in the Galaxy

Assistant Professor Tabetha Boyajian, Physics & Astronomy, will discuss a very mysterious star
When Nov 16, 2017
from 06:00 PM to 07:00 PM
Where 135 French House
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Contact Phone 225-578-2479
Attendees Ogden Honors College students
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The NASA Kepler Mission provided four years of ultra-precise light curves for over 150,000 stars, hoping to detect signs of transitioning planets. In Kepler's field of view was KIC 8462852, a star, which citizen scientists identified as having unusual, random patterns in its light curve data.  Professor Boyajian will discuss the discovery, recent developments, and future work planned to study KIC 8462852.