A solar system with 8 planets, similar to Earth’s solar system, was discovered by NASA with the space telescope Kepler and artificial intelligence.
NASA says that none of the 8 planets might be capable of supporting human life. The new solar system, the biggest one yet besides our own, orbits around the Kepler 90 star, at a distance of approximately 2.545 light years away from Earth.
“The Kepler 90 solar system is a miniaturized version of our own solar system” Andrew Vanderburg from the University of Texas said.
Back in 2013, specialists announced that they discovered seven plants orbiting around the Kepler 90 star.
The 8th planet recently discovered in this system named Kepler-90i is telluric, just like Earth, but it orbits around its star in 14.4 days. This means that one year on that planet is equivalent to two weeks on Earth.
Andrew Vanderburg says that the surface of this planet – planet located outside our solar system – is too hot to support life. It has a temperature of 426 degrees Celsius.
To discover this new solar system researchers have used a computer program that analyzes the data collected by NASA with the help of the Kepler space telescope. Launched in 2009, Kelper scanned no less than 150.000 stars so far.
Astronomers have already confirmed the existence of 2.500 solar systems with the help of data recorded by the Kepler telescope.
Specialists say that they expect to discover many other new planets outside our solar system and that, in the future, with the help of artificial intelligence, they will be able to find planets similar to Earth.