NASA's new planet hunter explores uni...

NASA's new planet hunter explores universe, searches for 'signatures of life'

A new NASA program years in the making will attempt to do what no spacecraft has ever done before -- scan the universe to find thousands of planets orbiting stars outside our solar system. The agency's new planet hunter -- named TESS, or the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite -- is one of its most important missions, says astrophysicist Hakeem Oluseyi.

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