NASA to make announcement on new discovery from planet-hunting mission

NASA Readies Big Announcement on Possible Alien Life

"Machine learning is an approach to artificial intelligence, and demonstrates new ways of analysing Kepler data", the official media advisory of NASA read. The "internet went aflutter" using his theory in relationship to the odd discovery, Wright said, but he cautioned, "you should reserve the alien hypothesis as a last resort".

NASA's Kepler telescope launched back in 2009 and until now has managed to discover thousands of planets that reside outside of our solar system, in the interstellar space.

NASA is poised to make a significant announcement involving the search for Earth-like planets, in an effort that has been aided by artificial intelligence designed by Google. By using machine learning provided by the tech giant, Nasa hopes that it can pick through the possible planets more quickly and hopefully find life-supporting planets sooner.




It completed its main mission in 2012, but has continued to do more work. Kepler-11, imagined here by an artist, is a sun-like star orbited by six planets. The telescope's most recent biggest revelation was the discovery of seven Earth-like exoplanets orbiting a dwarf star called TRAPPIST-1. The second mission confirmed that there are 178 exoplanets that exist till this day, and that there are 515 additional potential planets. K2 is also "introducing new research opportunities to study young stars, supernovae and other cosmic phenomena", according to the press release. Later that year, NASA said the "unexplained and freakish behavior" was likely a swarm of comets passing in front of the star.

NASA is going to hold a press conference regarding the Kepler mission.

Jessie Dotson, Kepler project scientist at NASA's Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, California. Attendees include Paul Hertz, the director of NASA's Astrophysics division in Washington D.C., and Christopher Shallue from Google.

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