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

It doesn't look like much, but once operational, this little satellite could serve as a key tool in the search for extraterrestrial life. Called Cheops, short for CHaracterising ExOPlanets Satellite, the European-launched device will target solar systems known to host exoplanets. And by analyzing the spectral… »10/24/12 4:20pm10/24/12 4:20pm