A star about 11 light-years from Earth might be a weirdo.
Scientists using the Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico took a look at the relatively small red star — named Ross 128 — in May, but last week, researchers noticed something kind of odd in the 10 minutes of data.
The signal picked up by the observatory seems to show the star pulsing in deep space, but astronomers still aren’t sure exactly what the cause of that signal might be.
So what is it? Is this star just a little wacky? Is the signal being emitted by something else entirely? Maybe it’s the kind of star that just likes playing by its own rules. Read more…