NASA Hosts Media Teleconference to Announce Latest Kepler Discovery
by Staff Writers
Washington DC (SPX) Dec 13, 2017
NASA will host a media teleconference at 1 p.m. EST Thursday, Dec. 14, to announce the latest discovery made by its planet-hunting Kepler space telescope.
The discovery was made by researchers using machine learning from Google.
Machine learning is an approach to artificial intelligence, and demonstrates new ways of analyzing Kepler data.
The briefing participants are:
+ Paul Hertz, Astrophysics Division director at NASA Headquarters in Washington
For dial-in information, media must send their names, affiliations and phone numbers to Felicia Chou at [email protected] no later than noon Dec. 14.
Questions can be submitted on Twitter during the teleconference using the hashtag #askNASA.
Teleconference audio and visuals will stream live here
When Kepler launched in March 2009, scientists didn't know how common planets were beyond our solar system.
Thanks to Kepler's treasure trove of discoveries, astronomers now believe there may be at least one planet orbiting every star in the sky.
Kepler completed its prime mission in 2012 and went on to collect data for an additional year in an extended mission.
In 2014, the spacecraft began a new extended mission called K2, which continues the search for planets outside our solar system, known as exoplanets, while introducing new research opportunities to study young stars, supernovae and other cosmic phenomena.
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