The Hunt For Exoplanets Is Getting A New Set Of Eyes

The SPECULOOS project - Search for habitable Planets EClipsing ULtra-cOOl Stars - aims to detect terrestrial planets eclipsing some of the smallest and coolest stars of the solar neighborhood. The exoplanets discovered by SPECULOOS should thus provide mankind with an opportunity to study the atmosphere of extrasolar worlds similar in size to our Earth, notably to search for traces of biological activity.