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Did Our Planet-Hunting Telescope Just Find Aliens?

Probably not, but it’s definitely worth a look.

You may have heard reports this week that our primary planet-hunter, the Kepler Space Telescope, has found something very weird between the constellations Lyra and Cygnus — a star that looks to have some unnatural bodies orbiting around it. For a breakdown of the news, and a science demo featuring a Benedict Cumberbatch toy, check out the video below:

What do you think? Have we found an alien civilization, or just some odd cosmic debris? I know Jessica Chobot’s answer, but what about yours?

IMAGE: NASA Ames/ W. Stenzel

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