Machine Learning Finds 301 More Planets in Kepler Data

Using a new deep neural network called ExoMiner, scientists find another 301 exoplanets in the existing Kepler and K2 mission data.

Beth Johnson
2 min readDec 8, 2021

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IMAGE: Over 4,500 planets have been found around other stars, but scientists expect that our galaxy contains millions of planets. There are multiple methods for detecting these small, faint bodies around much larger, bright stars. CREDIT: NASA/JPL-Caltech

Not to be outdone by TESS, the Kepler mission continues to expand our exoplanet catalog by leaps and bounds. In a new paper in The Astrophysical Journal

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Beth Johnson

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