Google and NASA announced the discovery of a new planet in the Solar System Kepler- 90. It was achieved using machine learning. The Scientists have applied neural networking to Kepler data and found for the first time an eighth planet in the Kepler- 90 system. This unites the Kepler 90 system with our system for the most planets in any known system.
Google’s neural network has discovered the new planet Kepler-90 i. it is hot, rocky planet orbiting its star once every 14.4 days. The new planet Kepler had a weaker signal than the ones normally used to identify planets by traditional means. Google’s tool also found Kepler-80 g, a planet that’s the smallest in its own system.
Google described the discovery that is essentially used the same tools it is employed to do things like identifying cats and dogs in photographs to comb through the data collected by Kepler over its four-year data collection mission.
Kepler-90 is slightly larger, hotter and has more mass as compared to the sun, but otherwise resembles our own star in various ways. Kepler-90 I is the smallest of the planets orbiting the star and likely is not hospitable to life. According to NASA, the planet has a rocky surface and the surface temperature of around 800 degrees Fahrenheit.
Kepler-90 could also play host to more planets other than the ones we know about, the Kepler has only searched for planets around the star in an area very near to the solar body. NASA says that there is a strong chance that there are more planets further out that haven’t yet been observed.
Google’s AI only examined 670 stars out of the 200,000 or so observed by Kepler in order to achieve these findings, with two brand new exoplanets revealed. That means the potential for further discoveries in the larger data set is very high.