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Name the telescope, that discovered two planets K2-293b, K2-294b using Artificial Intelligence.

[A]. Ultra Violet Imaging Telescope
[B]. Hubble Space Telescope
[C]. Kepler Space Telescope
[D]. James Webb Space Telescope

Answer: Option C


Astronomers from the University of Texas at Austin, in partnership with Google have discovered two hidden planets in the data collected by the Kepler space telescope. They have created an algorithm that has explored the data taken by Kepler to find out signals that were missed by traditional planet-hunting methods.K2-293b - It orbits a star 1,300 light-years away in the constellation Aquarius. K2-294b - It orbits a star 1,230 light-years away, also located in Aquarius. They both are hot planets and have short orbital periods. They are slightly larger than Earth. They are discovered from the Kepler's extended mission, called K2.

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