Google and NASA scientist claims, two new plants in solar system

A sun-like star with 8 planets scrunched around

Its existence brings up the total number of planets in the Kepler-90 system to eight, the same number of planets in our solar system.

The Google Artificial Intelligence (AI) has set another benchmark by helping NASA discover two exoplanets, which include an eighth planet revolving around Kepler-90, a distant star.

"Just as we expected, there are exciting discoveries lurking in our archived Kepler data, waiting for the right tool or technology to unearth them", Paul Hertz, director of NASA's Astrophysics Division, said in a statement.

Researchers Christopher Shallue (Google AI software engineer) and Andrew Vanderburg (NASA astronomer) were inspired by the way neurons in the human brain connect and adapted the "neural network" concept to machine learning. "Today, Kepler confirms that stars can have large families of planets just like our solar system". The planet is much closer to its star than the Earth is to the Sun, which means it is a sizzling hot planet with temperatures exceeding 800 degrees Fahrenheit.

"You have small planets inside and big planets outside, but everything is scrunched in much closer", said Vanderburg, a NASA Sagan Postdoctoral Fellow and astronomer at the University of Texas at Austin.

The researchers also found a sixth planet in the Kepler-80 system.

This makes it the first system discovered with an equal number of planets to our own Solar system.

This is the only eight-planet solar system found like ours - so far.

According to data recently given by NASA and Google, scientists found that Kepler-90 - a start floating in a constellation named Draco, 2,545 light-years away from Earth - has an eighth planet orbiting around it.

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Advancements in hardware and new techniques for machine learning have made it possible in recent years for automated software to tackle data analysis in science, finance and other industries. It can potentially be used to find astronomical bodies that have been missed in previous searches.

Since 2009, Kepler has discovered thousands of exoplanets ranging between Earth-size and Neptune-size (four times the size of Earth).

Shallue said Google plans to release all the code needed for someone to join the exoplanet search, using a basic home computer and the publicly available Kepler data.

How did NASA find the planet?

Most planets beyond our solar system are too far away to be imaged directly. It also has an orbit of 14.4 days. For four years it stared at a single patch of sky holding more than 150,000 stars, looking for the tiny, recurring dips in light caused by a planet as it repeatedly passed in front of its stellar host.

Researchers had known that seven planets were orbiting the star.

"These results demonstrate the enduring value of Kepler's mission", said Jessie Dotson, Kepler's project scientist at NASA's Ames Research Center in California's Silicon Valley. The scientists "trained" theirs using a set of 15,000 Kepler signals that had already been studied and properly labeled by humans. They found that the computer was able to identify which signals were of plants 96 per cent of the times. Thus, to know when the light of a star reflected a planet's changes.

If you want to search for planets among Kepler's weaker signals - which are far more numerous - then that haystack gets "much, much larger", he added.

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