NASA Makes A 'Major' Announcement

Posted by Sughra Hafeez in Science and Technology On 15th December 2017

NASA has announced the latest discovery made by its planet-hunting Kepler telescope—and the findings could change the course of human history.


The space agency holds a live-stream event to reveal a discovery about potentially habitable worlds made by its Kepler telescope.

Researchers made the discovery using a Google AI learning machine, "an approach to artificial intelligence, and demonstrates new ways of analyzing Kepler data."


Paul Hertz, director of NASA’s Astrophysics Division in Washington said:

"Just as we expected, there are exciting discoveries lurking in our archived Kepler data, waiting for the right tool or technology to unearth them. This finding shows that our data will be a treasure trove available to innovative researchers for years to come."

The Kepler mission has spotted thousands of exoplanets since 2014.

With 30 planets less than twice the size of Earth now known to orbit within the habitable zones of their stars.

A Nasa researcher hinted that aliens could be out there somewhere.

Kepler scientist Mario Perez said: "We are probably not alone."


Before the announcement, NASA in a press release said: The discovery was made by researchers using machine learning from Google.

Machine learning is an approach to artificial intelligence and demonstrates new ways of analyzing Kepler data.

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