Friday, December 15, 2017

NASA: 8 Planets Found Orbiting Distant Sun

For the first time, eight planets have been found orbiting a distant star, Kepler-90, 2,545 light-years from Earth in the Draco constellation, NASA announced Thursday. It is the first star known to support as many planets as are orbiting our own sun, and researchers believe that this is the first of many to come. Researchers had known that seven planets were orbiting the star. But Google Artificial Intelligence -- which enables computers to "learn" -- looked at archival data obtained by NASA's planet-hunting Kepler telescope and uncovered the eighth planet.

Comments

Well that was anticlimatic. This is the NASA equivalent of "look at MEEEEEE!"

#1 | Posted by MUSTANG at 2017-12-14 02:26 PM

What it means is that there are likely many millions of Earth like planets. The next question will be how many have evolved life.

#2 | Posted by bored at 2017-12-14 02:30 PM

i have zero luggage. let's go.
seems like the system of vampires, though.

#3 | Posted by ichiro at 2017-12-14 02:44 PM

I wonder what their "Jesus" looks like.

#4 | Posted by lfthndthrds at 2017-12-14 03:07 PM

Dammit! No Klingons on Uranus.

#5 | Posted by moder8 at 2017-12-14 03:53 PM

No, just a new planet that will be named -------.

#6 | Posted by Pirate at 2017-12-14 04:53 PM

-------.

#6 | POSTED BY PIRATE AT 2017-12-14 04:53 PM | FLAG:

Rectum? Naw, I‎t killed ‘em all.

#7 | Posted by lfthndthrds at 2017-12-14 06:36 PM

It will be centuries before we can the technology to get there effectively. We will never know what's there much less see it.

#8 | Posted by boaz at 2017-12-15 12:21 PM

Typical Trump - This is going to be MASSIVE! (squeak)

#9 | Posted by mOntecOre at 2017-12-15 12:30 PM

"It will be centuries before we can the technology to get there effectively. We will never know what's there much less see it."

Light reflecting off the surface of these worlds can tell us a lot.

#10 | Posted by dibblda at 2017-12-15 12:44 PM

Well that was anticlimatic. This is the NASA equivalent of "look at MEEEEEE!"

#1 | POSTED BY MUSTANG

Finding 8 planets on a single star at a distance of roughly 15,015,000,000,000,000 miles sounds like quite the accomplishment to me.

Maybe you should try not posting and you'd sound less retarded.

#11 | Posted by Sycophant at 2017-12-15 01:07 PM

The announcement is huge for people that deal with big data. Being able to give a program data without definition and it figures everything out on its own is amazing. They literally didn't tell it to find planets with the data, they told it to look at the data and find any inconsistencies with the existing conclusions already made. Basically, the announcement was just one big advertisement for Google and we will start seeing these algorithms appear in corporate DA environments within a few years, most likely. It's going to reshape how companies target customers and probably cause us to be annoyed even more.

#12 | Posted by humtake at 2017-12-15 01:11 PM

there are likely many millions of Earth like planets. The next question will be how many have evolved life.
#2 |BORED

The question after that is how many are looking for a new home planet.
The good news is that with what we've done to our place, our Solar System is most likely off of the list. Location, location, location.

#13 | Posted by Whizzo at 2017-12-15 02:05 PM

It will be centuries before we can the technology to get there effectively. We will never know what's there much less see it.

#8 | Posted by boaz

Einstein says we'll never get there if it's 2500 light years away because traveling faster than light is impossible. Even if we put people into hibernation and sent them there, we'd never hear from them.

#14 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2017-12-15 03:13 PM

Einstein says we'll never get there if it's 2500 light years away because traveling faster than light is impossible. Even if we put people into hibernation and sent them there, we'd never hear from them.

#14 | POSTED BY SPEAKSOFTLY AT 2017-12-15 03:13 PM | REPLY

quantum communication is being tested. basically communication that doesn't travel from one place to another. It just exists in both places at once.

qz.com

#15 | Posted by hatter5183 at 2017-12-15 03:36 PM

Even if we put people into hibernation and sent them there, we'd never hear from them.

#14 | POSTED BY SPEAKSOFTLY

I wouldn't write back after leaving this craphole of a space rock.

#16 | Posted by IndianaJones at 2017-12-15 07:22 PM

i have zero luggage. let's go.
seems like the system of vampires, though.

#3 | POSTED BY ICHIRO

wtf? haiku abortion?

#17 | Posted by DixvilleNotch at 2017-12-16 07:53 PM

あなたの母は私のミューズでした。
悪臭を放つすべてのもの。
そしてここにいるのです。

Your mother was my muse.
Stinky snatch and all.
And here you are.

#18 | Posted by madscientist at 2017-12-16 09:06 PM

C'mon Mad. 5-7-5

Stinky snatch and all,
Your mother became my muse.
And here you are, son.

You can use it.

#19 | Posted by DixvilleNotch at 2017-12-17 12:11 AM

I wish you would step from that ledge, my friend.

www.youtube.com

#20 | Posted by madscientist at 2017-12-17 12:18 AM

One of these days we'll meet, my friend.

#21 | Posted by madscientist at 2017-12-17 12:22 AM

madscientist25@juno.com

#22 | Posted by madscientist at 2017-12-17 12:24 AM

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