Published: Tue, December 12, 2017
Research | By Jennifer Evans

Nasa Planet Announcement: Kepler Discovery Changes Everything

Nasa Planet Announcement: Kepler Discovery Changes Everything

An official announcement on the NASA website said it is gearing up for a teleconference to reveal a major breakthrough made by the Kepler space telescope, which is now hunting the universe for exoplanets.

People who are interested to watch the live-streaming of the press conference can visit the official page of NASA Live to enjoy the event live online. Also, 30 planets are present in habitable zones, which means that their distance from the neighboring stars, and the stars that they orbit allows them to support extraterrestrial life.

NASAs's Kepler Space Telescope has been searching for habitable planets since 2009. There's a good chance Google's machine-learning algorithm managed to find many more exoplanets hiding in Kepler's data, and the space telescope has already found more than 2,000.

The conference will take place on Thursday, December 14 at 20h00 PM and will stream live on NASA's website.

It is created to survey a portion of the Milky Way to discover these Earth-size exoplanets. Google Brain functions to assist and conduct research on things like teaching machines to be fair and helping robots pick up sand. The second mission confirmed that there are 178 exoplanets that exist till this day, and that there are 515 additional potential planets.

In 2014, the spacecraft began a new mission called K2, which continues the search for exoplanets while studying other cosmic phenomena. It contemplated planets around stars categorized as bright M Dwarfs in the environs of the Sun. Among them are Paul Hertz, NASA astrophysicist, Christopher Shallue, Google AI senior software engineer, Andrew Vanderburg, astronomer and NASA Sagan Fellow, and Jessie Dotson, Kepler project scientist. "Machine learning is an approach to artificial intelligence, and demonstrates new ways of analyzing Kepler data".

Exactly what NASA and Google have discovered, we will just have to wait until Thursday to find out.

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