Scientists look for pattern recognition when exploring how the natural world or universe work. Something looks to be astray in KIC 8462852 one of 150,000 stars watched by the Kepler space telescope, which is giving off an odd flickering light. It may be a string of comets. Some think perhaps alien megastructures are at work. Or maybe it is a new natural pattern that we simply haven’t seen before.
Listen to Professor Kathy Campbell from University of Auckland in an interview with Radio Live NZ