NASA is set to hold a ‘major, press conference after its planet-hunting telescope, working together with state-of-the-art Artificial Intelligence from Google, made a major breakthrough. The agency wrote on their website: NASA will host a media teleconference at 1 p.m. EST Thursday, Dec. 14, to announce the latest discovery made by its planet-hunting Kepler space telescope.
NASA’s Kepler Space Telescope is one of the most respected planet-hunting tools used by astronomers in search for alien life and Earth-like worlds.
The Kepler Space Telescope was launched into space in 2009 when astronomers were unaware of the number of exoplanets that exist elsewhere in the cosmos. To the surprise of many, in almost nine years, it has shown that planets are very common in the universe and that each star may at least have ONE planet orbiting it. Recently, NASA has made a new breakthrough, one that is significant enough to deserve a major press conference. Despite the fact that very little information has been offered to the press about the nature of the discovery, scientists believe it is most likely related to exoplanet—Alien worlds orbiting distant stars, and one of our best chances of finding Earth-like planets. “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.
According to NASA, the discovery was made in collaboration with Google’s Artificial Intelligence, which has been sued by experts to analyze the information gathered by different telescopes.
NASA hopes that by using Artificial Intelligence, it can comb through different discoveries and identify possible exoplanets more swiftly, and hopefully find another planet elsewhere in the universe which can support life as we know it.
According to NASA, four engineers and scientists will take part in the press conference, including Paul Hertz, who leads Nasa’s astrophysics division, a senior Google software engineer, and two scientists.
Recently, the telescope has started working on its new project called K2, whose main goal is to search for exoplanets while also searching and analyzing different cosmic phenomena.
This means that a huge amount of information needs to be processed by astronomers, who have discovered that our universe is teeming with planets that could—at least theoretically—support alien life.
Many similar groundbreaking discoveries have been announced in similar press conferences held by NASA in the past.
This is why many people expect that NASA’s latest discovery will be of great importance.
Despite the fact that many expect the press conference to make an announcement related to exoplanets, many believe that NASA may announce the discovery of Alien life.
This, however, is highly unlikely.
Teleconference audio and visuals will stream live at https://www.nasa.gov/live