Somewhere out there, aliens could be watching us. At least that’s what Stephen Colbert tried to prove on Thursday night’s episode of The Late Show.
The host was joined by Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey host Neil deGrasse Tyson and producer Seth MacFarlane to discuss the recent buzz about a potential ‘Alien Megastructure’ in space.
The three discussed how the Kepler telescope observed star KIC 8462852 which is dimming by a large percentage, signaling that it could potentially mean alien life.
“Just because you don’t understand what you’re looking at does not mean it’s aliens,” Tyson told Colbert.
But Colbert wanted to believe. He insisted that what scientists are seeing is a Ringworld, a large ring of material that has atmosphere on the inside.
When Tyson said he was still reluctant, Colbert fought the astrophysicist, saying, “It’s the Ringworld! I have a picture!”
We believe you Stephen.