NASA has discovered another Solar system with the help of Artificial Intelligence #AI. The newly discovered Solar System containing 8 Planets. The US Space Agency has said that the Solar system was found using NASA’s Kepler space telescope and artificial intelligence.
“Our solar system now is tied for most number of planets around a single star,” NASA said in a statement yesterday.
NASA Discovered Another Solar System with 8 Planets Same Like Us
The planets are not hospitable to life, National Aeronautics and Space Administration says. The eight-planet system – the biggest known outside of our own – circles a star called Kepler 90 approximately 2,545 light-years away.
With the discovery of an 8th planet orbiting another star 2,500 light years away, we now have another solar system that ties ours for number of worlds! Learn about the #Kepler90 system: https://t.co/AcSamwh07g pic.twitter.com/S50CPwjfOm
— NASA (@NASA) December 14, 2017
“The Kepler-90-star system is like a mini version of our solar system,” said Andrew Vanderburg, an astronomer at the University of Texas at Austin.
“You have small planets inside and big planets outside, but everything is scrunched in much closer.”
The newly discovered planet, Kepler-90i, is a rocky planet like Earth, yet circles its star once every 14.4 days, which means an entire year there is the same as two weeks on Earth.
“Kepler-90i is not a place I’d like to go visit, though,” said Vanderburg.
“Its surface is likely far too hot.”
NASA ascertained its average temperature at around 426 degree Celsius – as hot as Mercury, the nearest planet to the Sun. Researchers discovered it by utilizing machine learning from Google.
The procedure included teaching a computer to filter a trove of 35,000 conceivable planetary signals gathered from NASA’s Kepler Space Telescope for look for indications of planetary travels. Transits are the dimming of light when planets go before a star.
The Kepler Space Telescope launched in 2009 and has examined somewhere in the range of 150,000 stars. Space experts have officially affirmed the presence of approximately 2,500 far-away universes using Kepler information.
“I became interested in applying neural networks to astronomy when I learned that the Kepler mission had collected so much data that it was impossible for scientists to examine it all manually,” said Christopher Shallue, a senior software engineer with Google’s research team.
“Instead scientists selected the strongest signals, which are the most likely to be actual planets, to receive the most attention.”
Shallue likened this process to “looking for a needle in a haystack.”
“Machine learning really shines when there is too much data for humans to examine for themselves.”
NASA is aiming to find more planets using the neural network Kepler’s full set of more than 150,000 stars.
“There is a lot of unexplored real estate in the Kepler 90 system,” said Vanderburg.
“It would almost be surprising to me if there weren’t any more planets in around that star.”
The Artificial Neural Networks can be used to found more Earth-like planets in the universe in coming days, the scientists say.
“For the first time since our solar system planets were discovered thousands of years ago, we know for sure that the solar system is not the sole record holder for the most planets, and we have just scratched the surface,” Vanderburg added.
“Maybe there are systems out there with so many planets that they make our eight-planet solar system seem ordinary.”