Artist's Rendering Of Kepler's Target Region In The Milky Way
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 our 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, Habitable zone, Planetary habitability, Kepler Mission, SN, Galaxy, Milky Way, Spiral galaxies, Local Group, Planet