Tabby doing a Q&A on the WTF star on Twitter

Tabby just did a 20-questions-and-answers thing on Twitter.  I found it hard to read the whole thread, so I’ve compiled it here.  Enjoy!



8 thoughts on “Tabby doing a Q&A on the WTF star on Twitter

  1. Dryson

    I for one think that building a Dyson Swarm around a star is extremely impracticable.

    But what about building smaller mega-structures, lets say the size of our Moon or Mars in orbit around the Super Gas Giant? Could smaller mega-structures built within the rings of the Super Gas Giant cause the dips that are being detected at KIC 8462?

    Could the continued decrease in KIC 8462’s light curve over the past century be attributed to the facilities in orbit around a Super Gas Giant having new structures added to them that could possibly cause the dips to occur?

    For the sake of conversation, how much light from KIC 8462 would be blocked by a transiting Super Gas Giant if various mega-structures were built a million kilometers above and below the ring network orbiting the Super Gas Giant that was then connected to each other with structural framework?

    A million kilometers in either direction is a lot of distance to cover with truss work connected to mega-structures for any number of uses that would add to overall dips in the light of KIC 8462 as the Super Gas Giant made its transit.

  2. Dryson

    The only explanation left for Tabby’s Star

    Could Tabby’s Star possibly be a new Eruptive F3V type of star. The dips of KIC 8462852 fit into the same parameters that R Coronae Borealis experiences. Deep magnitude dips in the light curve with unexplained brightening.

    Tabby’s Star could also have planets orbiting it as well which would be another new discovery. An Eruptive F3V star with planets.

  3. Dryson

    Possible Chariklo planetoids in system KIC 8462852

    I am currently putting together a rough estimate of the asteroid rings orbiting our gas giants to determine how much asteroid material would be needed to form a dust/asteroid ring around KIC 8462852. In the search I found asteroid Chariklo. Chariklo is only 250 km in diameter but has it owns asteroid ring around it. Therefore an object that is at least 250 km in diameter and is located between two gas giants would have the potential to pick up asteroids of its own as it passes between a planet like Saturn and Uranus.

    System KIC 8462 therefore could have a series of Chariklo like planetoids with their own ring networks but most likely only if two larger gas giants are present that the planetoid would pass between.

  4. Dryson

    Determining What Is Taking Place With A Sun and It’s Solar System Based On Tree End Grains

    Being an avid maker of homemade aging barrels I came across something interesting that might relate to what is taking place with a star and its light curve.
    First off we know that all trees take in the available light of its sun to grow. The interaction between the tree seed and the frequency of light being taken in and the light curve of the sun itself would therefore most likely effect the end grain and pore creation of the wood itself.
    If you look at the link and then the 1. Look at the Endgrain section you can see something has taken place that has caused the two oaks to grow differently.
    On the left is Red Oak which has pores that resemble a planetary transit taking place. If you look at the White Oak to the right you can see that pores are more compact meaning that our sun was basically quiet when the White Oak seed first formed.
    Therefore based on the end grain of wood species we might be able to determine what is taking place in a solar system very far away as a the end grain of a tree species is much like the old plates used to capture light from a star far away as each seed of a wood species would have developed during a different phase of the sun during its formation but more importantly the formation of trees that take in carbon and then release oxygen.
    Wood species that take in more carbon while producing oils that could protect against harmful UV radiation might be able to be used to determine the phase of the Earth and the sun when more carbon was present where the trees took in the carbon and released a higher volume of oxygen in return.
    Trees are a good source of determining the phase that a sun is going through because each type of tree species and the wood end grain is a snapshot of the Sun’s UV frequency and UV production type that nature then uses to recreate each seed from over and over again without any diminishing effects unlike photo copying the same black and white photo over and over again.

  5. Dryson

    Radiation emanating from Tabby’s Dust Ring.

    We know that planets such as Jupiter have a ring network that has dust particles along with much larger bunnies that form into small moons. Is there a way to determine how the radiation for each of the four gas giants in our own solar system “sounds” based on the radiation being emitted that would then be correlated to radiation type emitted based on each ring networks dust and material composition?

    Is there a way to determine how many volts are present during a non-transit and a transit based on the depth of the dips and the time that each dip takes place that could be then used to determine if a planet is passing through a dust ring around Tabby’s Star and becoming negatively and positively charged?

  6. Dryson

    Here are example of elements that reflect IR light and absorb UV light if present in the dust ring around Tabby’s Star.

    Examples of materials have been given in the answer above, but the principle is:

    1. To let visible light through, the material has to be either a high bandwidth (more precisely, higher than 3.2 eV) e.g. glass, diamond etc. Or it has to be very thin (like a thin film of metal, with a thickness of a few nanometer).

    2. To reflect IR, the material has to have free electrons. This means the same films of metal work fine; and so do oxides like indium tin oxide (ITO), zinc oxide (ZnO) etc. These oxides are what are used in the low-e glass coatings. In a double-paned window, these layers are put on the inside of the outer glass pane, to maximize reflection.

    Thus materials which have both of these properties are the transparent (conducting) oxides or thin films of metal of a few nm thickness.

    Incidentally, many of us have witnessed metals reflecting off IR, when we accidentally leave some of that aluminium foil in the microwave. Microwaves can be thought of as far IR, which interact with the free electrons in the metal and put on that sparkly show your microwave hates. (Hence no metals recommended in there!)

    I had it backwards.

    Are there any percentages available of how much IR and UV light is present at Tabby’s Star? The results would then be compared to material compositions of the dust in the ring networks orbiting the four gas giants in our solar system to determine which dust ring network and material composition would most likely be orbiting Tabby’s Star and would cause the dips of Tabby’s Star

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