NASA has called for a press meet on next Thursday to reveal its major discovery after searching for life outside our solar system. The new discovery has been made by a team at the Kepler Space Telescope, and many people believe that this press conference will be a turning point in the history of the space agency, as they will reveal something big related to extra-terrestrial life.
The team at the Kepler Space Telescope has been searching for extra-terrestrial life since 2009, and now they have found something spell bounding. In the course of time, the telescope has found many Earth-sized planets on the habitable zone, and researchers believe that some of them have the possibility to support life. According to NASA officials, this startling discovery was made using machine learning supported by Google.
"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," wrote NASA officials in a recently released press release.
Kepler: The Impeccable Planet hunter
Kepler telescope is widely considered the most successful planet hunter which helped NASA to locate alien worlds with precision. As of now, the telescope has found more than 2500 alien worlds. Most of these discoveries were made between 2009 - 2013 during Kepler's first mission. In the first mission, the telescope observed more than 1,50,000 stars outside our solar system.
The telescope is now on its second mission named 'K2', and this time, it is more dedicated to finding exoplanets on a limited basis. In the second mission, the telescope helped in finding nine planets rotating around a star named TRAPPIST 1.