Secular dimming of KIC 8462852 following its consumption of a planet

@article{Metzger2017SecularDO,
  title={Secular dimming of KIC 8462852 following its consumption of a planet},
  author={Brian D. Metzger and Ken J. Shen and Nicholas C. Stone},
  journal={Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society},
  year={2017},
  volume={468},
  pages={4399-4407}
}
The Kepler-field star KIC 8462852, an otherwise apparently ordinary F3 main-sequence star, showed several highly unusual dimming events of variable depth and duration. Adding to the mystery was the discovery that KIC 8462852 faded by 14% from 1890 to 1989, as well as by another 3% over the 4 year Kepler mission. Following an initial suggestion by Wright & Sigurdsson, we propose that the secular dimming behavior is the result of the inspiral of a planetary body or bodies into KIC 8462852, which… 

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