An Explanation of the Missing Flux from Boyajian's Mysterious Star

  title={An Explanation of the Missing Flux from Boyajian's Mysterious Star},
  author={Peter Foukal},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal Letters},
  • P. Foukal
  • Published 31 March 2017
  • Physics, Geology
  • The Astrophysical Journal Letters
A previously unremarkable star in the constellation Cygnus has, in the past year, become known as the most mysterious object in our Galaxy. Boyajian’s star exhibits puzzling episodes of sporadic, deep dimming discovered in photometry with the Kepler Mission. Proposed explanations have focused on its obscuration by colliding exoplanets, exocomets, and even intervention of alien intelligence. These hypotheses have considered only phenomena external to the star because the radiative flux missing… 

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