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(NEWSER) – SETI's wide-range telescope is powered up and trained on KIC 8462852—the curious star in the North Hemisphere that's emitting an odd light pattern.

The Allen Telescope Array, located a few hundred miles northeast of San Francisco, is actively hunting for alien signals coming from the star's general area, Space.com reports, based on theories from some astronomers that the star's dimming events over the past few years could be from structures built by an extraterrestrial civilization.

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