By carefully examining all the full-frame images collected during Kepler’s observational campaign, Montet and Simon discovered something astonishing: Not only did the star’s light output occasionally dip by up to 20 percent, its total stellar flux diminished continuously over the course of four years.
If you give aliens the credit for strange phenomena, you’re probably wrong.
Still, skepticism shouldn’t yield to cynicism.
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