Did NASA Just Find Alien Life? Kepler Discovery Changes Everything

Do aliens exist? NASA likely to make big revelation this week

Do aliens exist? NASA likely to make big revelation this week

Thanks to Kepler, astronomers went from being unsure of the number of planets beyond our solar system to believing there may be at least one planet for every star.

It completed its primary mission in 2012, when two of the four reaction wheels used to position the telescope failed. "The challenge now is to find terrestrial planets (i.e., those one half to twice the size of the Earth), especially those in the habitable zone of their stars where liquid water might exist on the surface of the planet", NASA wrote.

NASA hasn't yet announced what they'll be revealing, but in a statement they did say it was related to machine learning.

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In 2014, Kepler was set to another mission which included hunting for more exoplanets. The second mission confirmed that there are 178 exoplanets that exist till this day, and that there are 515 additional potential planets. This has afforded new opportunities to research not only exoplanets, but also young stars, supernovae, and other celestial bodies. The telescope has been instrumental in the discovery of 2,500 planets with approximately 2,000 more to be studied.

It is thought the announcement will revolve around exoplanets - Earth-sized planets that orbit around their own stars.

Experts from NASA and Google will be on hand to explain the latest breakthrough. However, the exact details of the press conference have not been revealed. "Machine learning is an approach to artificial intelligence, and demonstrates new ways of analysing Kepler data", the official media advisory of NASA read. He will be joined by Kepler project scientist Jessie Dotson, who works in NASA's Ames Research Center located in Silicon Valley, California. Attendees will include Paul Hertz, the director NASA's Astrophysics division in Washington D.C., as well as Christopher Shallue from Google.

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