Did NASA discover alien life? The space agency is about to make a big announcement this week, unveiling the latest success of the Kepler space telescope, the most prolific exoplanet finder in history.

According to a NASA news release issued on Friday (December 8), the Kepler mission has hit a major breakthrough with the help of artificial intelligence (AI), and the space agency is eager to tell us all about it. To that effect, NASA has called for a press teleconference on Thursday, December 14, at 1 p.m.

EST (1800 GMT), to share the massive discovery with the world. The news release mentions AI as a key element in the epic find, noting its vital contribution to the latest Kepler encounter.

“The discovery was made by researchers using machine learning from Google,” NASA officials write in the media advisory. “Machine learning is an approach to artificial intelligence, and demonstrates new ways of analyzing Kepler data,” explains the news release.

The highly anticipated reveal, which has everyone talking about a possible breakthrough in the search for alien life, will be streamed online at NASA Live, as well as on Space.com. Read more from inquisitr.com…

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