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Weird behavior of star TIC 40079922 might be caused by a dust emitting object or broken up exoplanet

Astronomers led by Brian Powell found a strange object in the data from the space telescope TESS. It is a star with designation TIC 400799224, which periodically changes its brightness. While the period is always 19,77 days, the dip in brightness varies greatly. Astronomers argue that this behavior might be caused by a dust-emitting object or maybe a broken up asteroid or exoplanet.

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missions icon TESS 18. 4. 2018 Ongoing

Star TIC 40079922

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TIC 400799224 2566 ly
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