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Why are the kepler objects arranged in a grid?


MauriceN
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I can't find anything about that on the web. And what's the difference between the orange and green kepler objects? Stellariums color legend says orange ones are galaxies, but the green ones are as well, or not?

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On 10/07/2018 at 20:59, Ricochet said:

The grid is the pattern of the sensors. 

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Thanks Ricochet, I've also always wondered why that particular field of sky?

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I would imagine it is because looking along the same "arm" would allow observation of stars systems most likely to have formed similarly to our own. Just as there is a goldilocks zone for the distance between habitable planets and stars there may be a goldilocks zone with respect to the distance from the galactic centre.

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