The Kepler telescope deployed by NASA has reportedly made a big discovery in planet hunting. However, the news hasn’t been disclosed to anyone and is kept confidential even within the organization. NASA is holding a huge press conference to reveal the latest finding of the AI powered telescope most probably by the coming Thursday.
The Kepler telescope was launched in 2009 and since then, it has helped in making many crucial discoveries. The sole aim to deploy this telescope was to look for the planets that might support life. Many exoplanets have been discovered by this telescope which uses Machine Learning algorithms powered by Google to demonstrate new ways of analysing Kepler data. Although no significant announcements have been made by NASA so far, it must be related to discovery of a new exoplanet. The actual findings will only be revealed in the press conference.
What Are Exoplanets?
An extrasolar planet or simply exoplanet is a planet that has its own solar system and revolves around its own star. These are the Earth-like celestial bodies located millions of light years away. According to scientists, these planets are our best hope of finding alien life far from Earth. The first exoplanet was discovered in 1992 and as of 2017, more than 3700 extrasolar planets have been discovered. Out of these, more than 2000 exoplanets have been detected by the Kepler telescope. Now with the latest discovery, NASA is all set to take the whole world by storm.
Machine Learning Has A Crucial Role To Play
NASA reveals that Google’s Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence has a played a significant role in the latest discovery made by the space agency. The data sent down by the telescope is directly being analysed by the AI systems powered by Google at the NASA headquarters. As revealed by the space agency, it has previously helped in the discovery of many exoplanets and as the Machine Learning is getting smarter