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Machine Learning in Astronomy

Machine learning in astronomy Is astronomy data science? Machine learning in astronomy - Sure it sounds like an oxymoron, but is that the real case? Machine learning is one of the newest 'sciences', while astronomy is the oldest. In fact, astronomy developed naturally because people realized that studying the stars was not only fascinating, but it also helped them in their daily lives. For example, research into the star cycle helped create calendars (such as the Maya and the Proto-Bulgarian calendar). Also, it played an important role in navigation and orientation. Of particular importance was the early development of observational analysis using mathematical, geometric, and other scientific methods. It originated with the Babylonians, who laid the foundations for the tradition of astronomers, which will continue in many other civilizations. Since then, data analysis has played a central role in astronomy. So, after millennia of sophisticated techniques for data analysis, you