Two new planets discovered using artificial intelligence

Kepler Space Telescope

Astronomers at The University of Texas at Austin, in partnership with Google, have used artificial intelligence (AI) to uncover two more hidden planets in the Kepler space telescope archive. The technique shows promise for identifying many additional planets that traditional methods could not catch.The planets discovered this time were from

NASA lab brews up alien atmospheres here on Earth

A NASA team has recreated the atmosphere of a "hot Jupiter" exoplanet, similar to this artist's rendition of WASP-18b

Earth's pleasant, life-giving atmosphere is turning out to be somewhat of an oddity. With almost 4,000 planets so far discovered orbiting stars beyond our solar system, scientists are finding that atmospheres come in a wide range of recipes. To get a better understanding of that cosmic chemistry, a team at

Where is the universe hiding its missing mass?

Chandra X-ray Center

Astronomers have spent decades looking for something that sounds like it would be hard to miss: about a third of the "normal" matter in the Universe. New results from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory may have helped them locate this elusive expanse of missing matter.From independent, well-established observations, scientists have confidently

Researchers find evidence for a new fundamental constant of the Sun

The Sun's corona - its outermost layer of atmosphere.

New research undertaken at Northumbria University, Newcastle shows that the sun's magnetic waves behave differently than currently believed.Their findings have been reported in Nature Astronomy.After examining data gathered over a 10-year period, the team from Northumbria's Department of Mathematics, Physics and Electrical Engineering found that magnetic waves in the sun's

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