Published: Mon, December 11, 2017
Worldwide | By Gretchen Simon

Do NASA discovered extra-terrestrial life? To be unveiled on Thursday

Do NASA discovered extra-terrestrial life? To be unveiled on Thursday

The Kepler telescope was launched in 2009 and has since found thousands of planets outside the solar system, Newsweek reports.

NASA is going to hold a press conference regarding the Kepler mission. It will take place Thursday, December 14 at 1 p.m. EST.

"The discovery was made by researchers using machine learning from Google". Most of these findings were made between 2009 - 2013 during Kepler's first mission.

But that's not all: the K2 trip has already turned up 515 candidate exoplanets, confirming 178 of those. K2 is also "introducing new research opportunities to study young stars, supernovae and other cosmic phenomena", according to the press release. "The idea is that if advanced alien civilizations build planet-sized megastructures - solar panels, ring worlds, telescopes, beacons, whatever - Kepler might be able to distinguish them from planets", Wright wrote in a blog post. The telescope has been instrumental in the discovery of 2,500 planets with approximately 2,000 more to be studied.

The announcement will be attended by Paul Hertz, director of the Astrophysics Division at NASA's Headquarters in Washington, and Kepler project scientist Jessie Dotson, from NASA's Ames Research Center in Silicon Valley, California. The exact details of the subject of the press conference have not been revealed, but the space agency said it will talk about the latest discovery made with its planet-hunting Kepler space telescope.

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Since the discovery is fueled by Google AI's vast data processing abilities, Christopher Shallue, senior software engineer at Google AI in Mountain View, California, and Andrew Vanderburg, astronomer and NASA Sagan Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Texas, Austin, will be in attendance.

So there's a chance that NASA may just have discovered extra-terrestrial life, which would certainly be something to shake up the end of the year with, but for now the truth is out there.

Google Brain is responsible for research which helps robots pick up sand and teaches machines to be fair.

"Machine learning is an approach to artificial intelligence, and demonstrates new ways of analysing Kepler data", they said.

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