NASA’s Kepler Mission found 8th planet in the Kepler-90 system
NASA announced it has discovered a new planet in a far-off solar system. The space agency live streamed a press conference from Washington D.C. to announce a new discovery by its Kepler telescope. They revealed the alien hunting project found an eighth planet — called Kepler 90 i. It followed years of studying 15,000 stars every minute of every day, all year round.
The discovery was made by researchers using machine learning from Google. “Machine learning is an approach to artificial intelligence and demonstrates new ways of analysing Kepler data.”Kepler is NASA’s most successful planet discoverer, having identified over 2500 exoplanets in its two missions over eight years.
Among Kelper’s discoveries is “Earth 2.0” which is located in 2014. The deep space planet is a similar size to our world and gets roughly the same amount of light from its sun.
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