AI has found an 8-planet system like ours in Kepler data

Our solar system is no longer the sole record-holder for most known planets circling a star. An artificial intelligence algorithm sifted through data from the planet-hunting Kepler space telescope and discovered a previously overlooked planet orbiting Kepler 90 — making it the first star besides the sun known to host eight planets. This finding, announced in … Continue reading AI has found an 8-planet system like ours in Kepler data

Jupiter’s massive Great Red Spot is at least 350 kilometers deep

NEW ORLEANS — Jupiter’s Great Red Spot has deep roots. Data from the first pass of NASA’s Juno spacecraft over the incessant storm show that its clouds stretch at least 350 kilometers down into the planet’s atmosphere. That means the storm is about as deep as the International Space Station is high above the Earth. … Continue reading Jupiter’s massive Great Red Spot is at least 350 kilometers deep