I CHALLENGE YOU to find life on 7 planets using Big Data and Artificial Intelligence that are 40 light years away!

24 February 2017 Internet, IT & e-Discovery Blog Blog
Authors: Peter Vogel

I think it would be really great if you could figure out how to use Big Data and Artificial Intelligence to find life on the newly discovered “seven Earth-size planets that could potentially harbor life have been identified orbiting a tiny star not too far away, offering the first realistic opportunity to search for signs of alien life outside the solar system.”  The New York Times February 22, 2017 article entitled “7 Earth-Size Planets Orbit Dwarf Star, NASA and European Astronomers Say”  explained that the “planets orbit a dwarf star named Trappist-1, about 40 light-years, or 235 trillion miles, from Earth” and included these comments:

One or more of the exoplanets in this new system could be at the right temperature to be awash in oceans of water, astronomers said, based on the distance of the planets from the dwarf star.

Sara Seager (an astronomer at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology) said:

The Trappist-1 planets make the search for life in the galaxy imminent,…

For the first time ever, we don’t have to speculate. We just have to wait and then make very careful observations and see what is in the atmospheres of the Trappist planets.

Who wants to take on my challenge?

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