Meet Cheops: A satellite whose only job is to search for habitable planets
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Meet Cheops: A satellite whose only job is to search for habitable planets

Zurich : Switzerland | Oct 24, 2012 at 3:39 PM PDT
Source: io9
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Called Cheops, short for CHaracterising ExOPlanets Satellite, the European-launched device will target solar systems known to host exoplanets. And by analyzing the spectral signatures of these exoplanets, the space-based telescope will help astronomers identify planets capable of harboring... FULL ARTICLE AT io9
 
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