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And Kepler-90i makes eight: Another eight-planet solar system found!

14 Dec 2017, 23:46 UTC
And Kepler-90i makes eight: Another eight-planet solar system found! NASA/Ames Research Center/Wendy Stenzel
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A newly discovered planet orbiting a very Sun-like star about 2,500 light years away is remarkable for two reasons: For one, it brings the total number of known planets in that system up to eight — the same as ours! And for another, it wasn't found by humans. No, I'm not saying aliens. It was found using a neural network, a kind of computer code that can be trained to look for patterns in data.

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