AI clocks first-known ‘binary sextuply-eclipsing sextuple star system’. Another AI will be along shortly to tell us how to pronounce that properly

AI clocks first-known ‘binary sextuply-eclipsing sextuple star system’. Another AI will be along shortly to tell us how to pronounce that properly

Astronomers have discovered the first-known “sextuply-eclipsing sextuple star system,” after a neural network flagged it up in data collected by NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS). The star system, codenamed TIC 168789840, is an oddball compared to its peers. Not only does…