AI found 18 new exoplanets on old Keppler telescope images

Until now, scientists using telescopes and observatories have been able to detect about 4 thousand exoplanets,

revolving around stars other than the sun. Since the Earth is still the only known planet on which life exists, the study of exoplanets is of particular interest to astronomers.

Researchers at Max Planck Universitydownloaded the photos taken with the Keppler telescope into the neural network, and then taught it to be analyzed using the transit method. It is to monitor changes in the brightness of stars. If such changes occur regularly, they indicate that a certain planet orbits, blocking part of its light for the telescope.

The smallest detected using AIexoplanets are only about two-thirds the size of Earth, making it the second smallest exoplanet found to date. The other two are also smaller than the Earth, while the other 15 are about twice the size of our home world.

Previously astronomers from the University of Arizonasuggested that the tidal forces of other planets and the activity of a star in the TRAPPIST-1 system indicated to scientists: at least three exoplanets in it are habitable.