Timeline of exoplanet discoveries...
... in an animated video:
A machine-learning algorithm has sniffed out 50 highly likely exoplanets previously hidden in data collected by NASA’s now-defunct Kepler space telescope. The system uses a gaussian process classifier that crunches through a list of possible planet candidates, and assigns a percentage describing how likely each object is an …
Machines are just better at finding alien worlds than us humans
EVE Online's project discovery found 37 in the first few weeks using fleshbags like you and I. I'm pretty sure many many more candidates were found over it's lifetime. I've not looked for a while though.
Are yo sure your strap line is correct?
Are you sure your strap line is correct?
Considering I often can't find something when it's right in front of me, my personal opinion is yes.
[Does anyone else have the technique of pretending to use what you're looking for to improve your chance of finding it?]
I never understood why Kepler detection was even a solution, mainly because of the tiny proportion of planetary planes of rotation actually intersecting with Earth to enable a measurement to be even attempted. If, as it seems, there are at least a measurable number of these instances, think how many planets there must be, assuming an even spread of random orientations!
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