Scientists have applied a brand of artificial intelligence to data from the exoplanet-hunting Kepler satellite, resulting in the discovery of the first eight-planet system outside our own. The post Neural Network Finds Planet System That Rivals Our Own appeared first on Sky & Telescope.
The International Astronomical Union has given its official approval for 86 star names, following up on last year's announcement of 227 official star names. The post Official Names Approved for 86 More Stars appeared first on Sky & Telescope.
Here's a quick look at results announced at the 2017 American Geophysical Union meeting in New Orleans: exploding meteoroids, Saturn's ring-atmosphere connection, and more bright spots on Ceres. The post AGU 2017: News from the Solar System appeared first on Sky & Telescope.