NASA to host press conference on Thursday: Did they find alien life?


NASA will host a media teleconference at 1 p.m. EST Thursday, Dec. 14, to announce the latest discovery made by its planet-hunting Kepler space telescope. The discovery was made by researchers using machine learning from Google. Machine learning is an approach to artificial intelligence and demonstrates new ways of analyzing Kepler data.

The briefing participants are:

  • Paul Hertz, Astrophysics Division director at NASA Headquarters in Washington
  • Christopher Shallue, senior software engineer at Google AI in Mountain View, California
  • Andrew Vanderburg, astronomer and NASA Sagan Postdoctoral Fellow at The University of Texas, Austin
  • Jessie Dotson, Kepler project scientist at NASA’s Ames Research Center in California’s Silicon Valley

For dial-in information, media must send their names, affiliations and phone numbers to Felicia Chou at no later than noon Dec. 14. Questions can be submitted on Twitter during the teleconference using the hashtag #askNASA.

Teleconference audio and visuals will stream live at:

When Kepler launched in March 2009, scientists didn’t know how common planets were beyond our solar system. Thanks to Kepler’s treasure trove of discoveries, astronomers now believe there may be at least one planet orbiting every star in the sky.

Kepler completed its prime mission in 2012 and went on to collect data for an additional year in an extended mission. In 2014, the spacecraft began a new extended mission called K2, which continues the search for planets outside our solar system, known as exoplanets, while introducing new research opportunities to study young stars, supernovae and other cosmic phenomena.

Kepler telescope is broadly considered the most successful planet hunter who supported NASA to find alien worlds with accuracy. As of now, the telescope has discovered more than 2500 strange worlds. Most of these findings were made between 2009 – 2013 during Kepler’s first mission. In the initial purpose, the telescope witnessed more than 1,50,000 stars outside our solar system.

The telescope is presently on its second mission called ‘K2’, and this time, it is more dedicated to discovering exoplanets on a limited basis. In the second task, the telescope supported in finding nine planets revolving around a star named TRAPPIST 1.

It is somehow becoming the freshest talk of the town, and the general public yet has the same interest in the alien’s existence. In addition, conspiracy theorists have claimed to spot traces of alien life on Mars and moon. Alien buffs believe that aliens do exist and linger around the International Space Station.

Alien hunters have discovered two tall towers on the moon made by aliens on Sosigenes crater of Moon. In addition, alien seekers have spotted alien face resting near alien base located on the Copernicus Crater, two missiles in military formation on Moon, Circular UFO on Moon, Alien missile or UFO on Moon during Apollo 11 mission,  insects near Curiosity rover, UFO near ISS, carved face monument on Mars, alien missile on Mars, Greek God Pan, Machine used by aliens, two strange artifacts, gold ring and alien gloves, Gautam Buddha statue, and several other mysterious objects that suggest aliens do live.

More importantly, November 14, 2016. witnessed largest supermoon in 69 years which was a delight to watch for everyone as the moon appeared 15 percent brighter and bigger. Meanwhile, alien hunters spotted UFO flying in front of the supermoon.

UFO sightings daily believe that the US space agency NASA knows about the existence of aliens and UFO constantly linger around the International Space Station. However, NASA is hiding it from the people on Earth as it might create chaos.

In a blog post, he once claimed that aliens threatened astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin (First humans to land on moons) not to visit Moon again and that’s why NASA has cancelled future Apollo mission to visit Lunar surface.

UFO sightings daily came to limelight after it spotted the Gautam Buddha statue on the Mars in October last year. Waring says that aliens lived on Mars and not only they were intelligent but they were civilized and cultured like humans on Earth. Possibilities are that aliens still live there.

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Rishabh, with six years of experience in the newspaper industry, has co-founded The TeCake in 2013. Apart from writing and editing articles on Technology at The TeCake, he also contributes to other esteemed newspapers.

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