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Our solar system is now tied with Kepler-90 for number of planets circling a star

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Dec 22, 2017 01:03 AM
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by (Lacy Cooke) last modified Dec 21, 2017

Eight planets circle our sun (sorry, Pluto), but our solar system is no longer unique in that number. NASA recently announced the discovery of an eighth planet circling the star Kepler-90, tying our solar system with that one for number of planets. Machine learning from Google helped researchers discover Kepler-90i, a rocky, hot planet that orbits Kepler-90 every 14.4 days. Related:





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