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In a first for astronomy, scientists trained a neural network to sift through scads of data from a planet-hunting telescope, and it found a whole new world.

Dubbed Kepler-90i, the newfound planet had been hiding in the buckets of data gathered by NASA’s Kepler spacecraft. It joins seven other planets circling a star roughly 2,500 light-years away, which means the Kepler-90 system ties our own planetary family for hosting the most known worlds.

“Kepler has already shown us that most stars have planets,” NASA’s Paul Hertz said during a press conference revealing the discovery. ”Today, Kepler confirms that stars can have large families of planets, just like our solar system.”

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An illustration of NASA’s Kepler spacecraft, which started hunting for new planets in 2009.

Illustration by Wendy Stenzel, Ames Research Center/NASA

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https://news.nationalgeographic.com/2017/12/eight-alien-planets-found-nasa-kepler-google-space-science/

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