Artist's Rendering Of Kepler's Target Region In The Milky Way (Close Up)
March 4, 2009
An artists rendering of what our galaxy might look as viewed from outside our Galaxy. Our sun is about 25,000 light years from the center of the galaxy. The cone illustrates the neighborhood of our galaxy that the Kepler Mission will search to find habitable planets.
Topics: Johannes Kepler, Astrobiology, Planetary science, Galaxies in fiction, Habitable zone, Planetary habitability, Kepler Mission, Galaxy, Milky Way, Spiral galaxies, Local Group, Planet