Will Machine Learning Unlock the Cosmos?

Our planet is just one of 400 billion planets that reside in our galaxy with another 150 billion to 250 billion stars and a diameter of 100,000 lightyears. One light year is about 6 trillion miles and is the distance light is able to travel in one earth year. Our galaxy, the Milky Way, is just one of about 100 billion galaxies that our best telescopes can even see, as our technology advances there could be as many as 200 billion galaxies.

Or as Carl Sagan put it, the legendary American Astronomer remarked on our place in the universe: “Who are we? We find that we live on an insignificant planet of a humdrum star lost in a galaxy tucked away in some forgotten corner of a universe in which there are far more galaxies than people.”

Alexander Fleiss is the CEO of Rebellion Research, A Scientist, Teacher & Ai Researcher