Discussion in 'Science, Math, History and Language Studies' started by BIV, May 16, 2013.
guess ill toss this in this kepler thread
Nasa to hold major announcement after artificial intelligence makes planet-hunting breakthrough
Nasa is holding a major press conference after its planet-hunting telescope made a new breakthrough.
The Kepler space telescope is operated by Nasa to discover other earths, some of which could support life. And its latest discovery is significant enough to bring with it a huge press conference.
Very little further information was given about the announcement, which will take place on Thursday. But it will almost certainly relate to exoplanets – Earth-sized worlds that orbit around their own stars, and are our best hope of finding alien life.
The space agency said that the discovery was made with the help of Google artificial intelligence, which is being used to analyse the data sent down by the telescope. By using machine learning provided by the tech giant, Nasa hopes that it can pick through the possible planets more quickly and hopefully find life-supporting planets sooner.
Nasa said that four engineers and scientists would take part in the session. They include Paul Hertz, who leads Nasa’s astrophysics division, a senior Google software engineer, and two scientists.
The Kepler telescope was launched in 2009, when scientists didn’t know how many exoplanets there were. It has shown they are surprisingly common, indicating that each star might have its own planet.
This coulda used its own thread.
not really as this will prob be another bs nasa announcement of finding water blah blah blah and 30 years from now we will send a spacecraft blah blah blah and kepler will do more tests
Have they downloaded the latest updates for the OS?