Dec 14, 2017

Eight planets in Kepler-90 system found using machine learning

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Dec. 14 (UPI) — NASA scientists have found a planetary system with as many planets as our own.

“Scientists have found for the first time eight planets in a distant planetary system,” Paul Hertz, astrophysics division director at NASA Headquarters, said during a teleconference on Thursday that was live-streamed on NASA TV.

Astronomers were aware of seven of the eight planets orbiting the Kepler 90 star. The discovery of the new planet, Kepler-90i, was made possible by machine learning.

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