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

Posted December 12, 2017

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

The Kepler mission, NASA's most productive exoplanets finder in history, touched a paramount quantum leap with the assistance of AI.

NASA often uses these sorts of events to make announcements from its Kepler telescope. Google Brain functions to assist and conduct research on things like teaching machines to be fair and helping robots pick up sand. NASA has called for a press meet on next Thursday to show its significant discovery after searching for life outside our solar system.

The space agency said that the discovery was made with the help of Google artificial intelligence, which is being used to analyse the data sent down by the telescope.

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The conference will take place on Thursday, December 14 at 20h00 PM and will stream live on NASA's website.

Thanks to Kepler's treasure trove of discoveries, astronomers now believe there may be at least one planet orbiting every star in the sky.

It completed its main mission in 2012, but has continued to do more work.

Kepler launched in March 2009 at a time when scientists and NASA researchers did not know how common planets were beyond our solar system.

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Thirty exoplanets exist in habitable zones.

But that's not all: the K2 trip has already turned up 515 candidate exoplanets, confirming 178 of those. It contemplated planets around stars categorized as bright M Dwarfs in the environs of the Sun. K2 is also "introducing new research opportunities to study young stars, supernovae and other cosmic phenomena", according to the press release.

Nasa said that four engineers and scientists would take part in the press conference, including Paul Hertz, who leads Nasa's astrophysics division, a senior Google software engineer, and two scientists.

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