So, are we going to see those magnificent pictures of possibly alien origin mega-structures? It should be noted that even something very improbable is bound to happen in universe, because improbable =/= impossible. And universe is vast. Since they have numerical data for that star's emissions, it may 'be' dying and have sort of hiccups. (if so, it may be dead already) Spoiler My super secret sources confirmed that there is intergalactic warpgate fueled by this poor star. And every time they catapult spacecraft it absorbs surface energy from this star. To catapult capital ships, they need so much energy, that star cools down a lot and has to reignite its surface.