UT Austin researchers, led by an undergraduate student, discovered two hidden planets – called K2-293b and K2-294b – more than 1,000 light-years away in the constellation Aquarius from Kepler spacecraft data using AI (Artificial Intelligence). Back in 2017, UT Austin’s Andrew Vanderburg and Google engineer Christopher Shallue first used artificial intelligence to uncover a planet around a Kepler star, one that was already known to harbor seven planets. Read more for another video and additional information.
“Anne Dattilo’s team from The University of Texas at Austin in the US created an algorithm that filters the data taken by Kepler to dig out signals that were previously missed by the traditional planet-hunting methods. Looking to the future, Dattilo said her current algorithm can search through the entire K2 dataset, equating to approximately 300,000 stars,” reports The Indian Wire.