Astronomers identify 50 new exoplanets using AI

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The simplest way to identify an exoplanet is measuring a dip in starlight when the planet moves between its star and the Earth
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The simplest way to identify an exoplanet is measuring a dip in starlight when the planet moves between its star and the Earth

This is the first time that a machine learning technique has been used to validate exoplanets

A machine learning algorithm, created by the researchers from the University of Warwick and the Alan Turing Institute, has helped astronomers to discover 50 new exoplanets in the data collected by NASA's...

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