Victor Tangermann of Futurism –
A machine learning algorithm just confirmed the existence of 50 new planets.
The team behind the algorithm, from Warwick University, fed it huge datasets originating from NASA’s now-retired Kepler mission and the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS), a space telescope that launched in 2018.
The scientists are hoping their research could pave the way for future planet validation techniques. Current techniques for spotting and confirming the existence of other planets are easily swayed by noise, interference of an object in the background, or even errors in the camera.