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Why are the kepler objects arranged in a grid?


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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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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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