Something massive, with roughly 1,000 times the area of Earth, is blocking the light coming from a distant star known as KIC 8462852, and nobody is quite sure what it is. As astronomer Tabetha Boyajian investigated this perplexing celestial object, a colleague suggested something: Could it be an alien built megastructure? Such an idea would require extraordinary evidence.Boyajian gives us a look at how scientists search for and test hypotheses when faced with the unknown.
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