Transiting exocomets detected for the first time outside the solar system

Exocomets are comets outside the Solar System, which includes interstellar comets and those that orbit stars other than the Sun.

Astronomers have recently discovered the first exocomets transiting around the host Kepler star KIC 3542116.

How would a transit looks like for a comet? Since these celestial bodies are fuzzy and changeable, the transit should also vary in shape and depth.

A new research found such a dip for the star KIC 11084727:

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Exocomet transit showing a dip feature in KIC 11084727

Another Kepler, KIC 3542116, shows six possible comet transits. Here we present three:

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Exocomet transits around KIC 3542116

Space is dark and unknown and our technology is enaling us the constant discovery of new space mysteries.

Here a space representation of exocomets around Beta Pictoris:

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