NASA's Kepler probe uses Google AI for latest discovery

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According to the press release, NASA researchers have made a discovery using the planet-hunting Kepler space telescope along with machine-learning software from Google.

In 204, Kepler began a new mission named K2. But it will nearly certainly relate to exoplanets - Earth-sized worlds that orbit around their own stars, and are our best hope of finding alien life.

NASA is set to make an important announcement about a new discovery made by the Kepler space telescope, which has been searching for alien worlds since 2009. The Kepler space telescope has also found the Goldilocks Zone, where several planets are orbiting and where the general temperature is warm enough to support the properties of liquid. It will take place Thursday, December 14 at 1 p.m. EST.

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Kepler's original mission was completed in 2012. Google's machine learning approach to artificial intelligence is considered the world's pioneering application in the field. It confirmed the existence of 2,337 exoplanets and 4,496 possible candidates. NASA says the telescope is able to accomplish this by detecting a drop in a star's brightness, which happens when a planet passes in front of it.

It is thought the announcement will revolve around exoplanets - Earth-sized planets that orbit around their own stars. In the initial objective, the telescope witnessed more than 1,50,000 stars outside our solar system. Attendees will include Paul Hertz, the director NASA's Astrophysics division in Washington D.C., as well as Christopher Shallue from Google. He will be joined by Kepler project scientist Jessie Dotson, who works in NASA's Ames Research Center located in Silicon Valley, California. The Google Brain research team conducted research which allows robots to pick up sand, but also is teaching machines how to be fair.

Experts from both NASA and Google are expected to be in attendance to explain this latest find, which is speculated to be big news.