NASA Kepler discovery
On last week, NASA announced a major mission on alien life. According to NASA, the new Kepler planet hunting telescope is working with Google’s AI system for finding potentially-habitable worlds.
Since 2014, the Kepler mission has spotted thousands of exoplanets, with 21 Earth-sized planets now known to orbit within the habitable zones of their stars.
While, NASA releases a notice, which revel the possible alien planets. The discovery made by using machine learning from Google. Machine learning is an approach to AI, and shows the new ways of analyzing Kepler data.
NASA and Google
A team of scientists from NASA and Google will reveal the latest planet candidate results at this week’s media conference event.
However, the Kepler space telescope launched in 2009 and it helps the search of planets outside of the solar system that orbit within the habitable zone of their star. Previously, astronomers discovered 197 new planet candidates, and confirmed 104 planets through the Kepler mission.
The discovered planets are larger than Earth by diameter, orbit the M dwarf star K2-72, found 181 light years away. Kepler can measure these planets frequency, size and temperature might be like Earth orbiting stars similar to our sun.
In 2013, NASA’s spacecraft’s extended mission lost its ability at its original target area, but a fix created a second life for the telescope.
In 2014, NASA started its K2 mission, for providing an ecliptic field of view with greater opportunities for Earth-based observatories in both the northern and southern hemispheres. Because it covers more of the sky, the K2 mission can observe a larger fraction of cooler, smaller, red-dwarf type stars.