Astronomy Reports

, Volume 61, Issue 4, pp 347–360

Some properties of the companions of KIC 8462852 (based on KEPLER data)


DOI: 10.1134/S1063772917040114

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Ksanfomality, L.V. Astron. Rep. (2017) 61: 347. doi:10.1134/S1063772917040114


The properties of the object KIC 8462852 or its exoplanets, discovered in the KEPLERmission, remain unexplained. The hypotheses that the object is a swarm of cometary bodies, wreckage from a catastrophic collision of asteroids, or an exoplanet KIC 8462852b encounter serious difficulties, and even contradictions with Kepler’s laws, if the eclipsing object is taken to be a physical body revolving around the central star. The hypothetical orbit of KIC 8462852b does not correspond to the expectations for a Dyson sphere in terms of energetic and other requirements. The mass characteristics of the eclipsing object remain unknown. Material from Boyajian et al. (2015) and subsequent publications on this topic are used.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Space Research InstituteRussian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia

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