Published: Tue, December 12, 2017
Sci-tech | By Jackie Newman

NASA Announces Press Conference Regarding Aliens and Artificial Intelligence

NASA Announces Press Conference Regarding Aliens and Artificial Intelligence

NASA is staging a major media event to announce the latest discovery made by its planet hunting Kepler space observatory.

In 2014, Kepler began a new exoplanet-hunting mission: K2. In the course of time, the telescope has identified many Earth-sized planets on the habitable zone, and researchers believe that some of them can support life.

The Kepler telescope recently found ten more planets outside our solar system which could be the size and temperature to support life.

The press conference will also be streamed lived on NASA's website.

Kepler's original mission was completed in 2012. The second mission confirmed that there are 178 exoplanets that exist till this day, and that there are 515 additional potential planets. K2 is likewise "introducing new research opportunities to study young stars, supernovae and other cosmic phenomena", the press release stated. According to NASA officials, this startling discovery was made by researchers using machine learning from Google.

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Three planets pass between the telescope and Kepler-11, August 26, 2010. In the initial objective, the telescope witnessed more than 1,50,000 stars outside our solar system. Kepler-11, imagined here by an artist, is a sun-like star orbited by six planets.

As the NASA press conference nears, it has also been revealed that the director of the Astrophysics Division Paul Hertz, who works at NASA's headquarters in Washington, will be participating in the event.

Jessie Dotson, Kepler project scientist at NASA's Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, California.

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Experts from both NASA and Google are expected to be in attendance to explain this latest find, which is speculated to be big news. "Machine learning is an approach to artificial intelligence, and demonstrates new ways of analyzing Kepler data", NASA said in the press release.

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