[ExI] KIC 8462852 (Engineering megastructures)

Keith Henson hkeithhenson at gmail.com
Fri Oct 30 22:11:23 UTC 2015

Dear Dr. Boyajian

I have worked on large structures in space since 1975.


to the present:


One of the odd things about KIC 8462852 is the lack of IR from
whatever is intercepting the light.

A rationally designed thermal type power satellites radiates the IR
north and south of the ecliptic.  Telescopes are another possible
megastructure, and again, they would reflect light north and south to
keep cool and we would not see the IR.

It's hardly proof, but a continuing failure to detect excess IR would
be consistent with megascale structures.

Best wishes,

Keith Henson

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