NASA’s Kepler Space Telescope has looked at more than 150,000 stars, and continues to send data that leads to important discoveries of the celestial bodies in our galaxy, including the first observations of planets outside our solar system. (Credits: NASA/Ames Research Center/Wendy Stenzel)
NASA has announced that it will make an announcement in the vicinity of the new discovery of the Kepler mission, a space telescope used to find exoplanets.
The announcement, set for 1 a.m. EST on Dec. 14, to present a new discovery with the help of machine learning techniques Google. “Machine learning is an approach to artificial intelligence, and demonstrates new ways of analyzing the Kepler data”, NASA said in the press release.
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Experts take part in the briefing:
Paul Hertz, astrophysics division director at NASA Headquarters in Washington
Christopher Shallue, senior software engineer at Google, AI in Mountain View, California
Andrew Vanderburg, an astronomer and a NASA Sagan postdoctoral fellow at The University of Texas, Austin and Jessie Dotson, Kepler project scientist at NASA’s Ames Research Center in Silicon Valley, California
The press conference will also be streamed lived on NASA’s website.
Kepler launched in March 2009 at a time when scientists and NASA researchers did not know how common planets outside our solar system. Since the original mission was completed in 2012, Kepler confirmed 2,337 exoplanets and 4,496 potential candidates.
In 2014, Kepler embarked on a new mission, known as K2, to search for exoplanets and the introduction of the “new research opportunities to study young stars, supernovas, and other cosmic phenomena.”
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In 2015, the Kepler mission discovered Kepler-452b, the first earth-sized planet in the ” habitable zone around a sun-like star.
Fox News’ James Rogers contributed to this report. Follow Chris Ciaccia on Twitter @Chris_Ciaccia