Remember the speculation that odd dimming patterns of a star in Cygnus might be caused by orbiting structures there, built by an intelligent alien civilization? Scientists jumped on the hypothesis and checked. Alas.
We found no evidence of an advanced civilization beaming intentional laser [or radio] signals toward Earth,” said study co-author Douglas Vakoch, president of SETI (Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence) International in San Francisco. space.com
So maybe the star has an unusual cloud of comets – strange and fascinating, but not sentient. Keep looking and listening, SETI.
BTW – why do scifi aliens say they are “from” a constellation? Constellations
are regions of the sky as seen from Earth. The stars forming the
main pattern are seldom related or even especially close to each other – it’s just an optical illusion and a little pattern-seeking by the human brain. Quit it, scifi aliens!
Try a near-future Mars colony – Emma takes a one-way trip to explore and build a new home, but something is terrible wrong on Mars.