Fourteen hundred light-years separate Earth from the strangest star in the sky. The light from this star flickers, like a giant neon sign drifting through the constellation Cygnus. After the star's dim intervals, which last for days or weeks, it brightens again.
"The Strangest Star in the Sky Finally Has an Explanation for Its Flicker" is from the January 03, 2018 Technology section of The Washington Post. It was written by Ben Guarino and narrated by Sam Scholl.