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Year 15 Day 145 14:59
My faction is embarking on an exploration mission. How exactly do I scan regions of space, and how do I minimize risks from black holes?


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Year 15 Day 145 16:04
To "scan" deep space, you simply travel to that system. If a hidden system is there, it will appear on your screen when you arrive like any other system does. Otherwise, it will appear as a deep space coordinate.

Black holes only appear in systems - it's not even possible to put them in deep space. So if the coordinates you're scanning are not a system, you don't have anything to worry about. If you arrive in a hidden system, it is possible (but highly unlikely) that the system will contain a black hole. This won't appear on scanners, but in the system travel page you may notice a very large gravity well where there shouldn't be, based on the planets in the system.

Black holes are largely a non-issue, because they can't pull you out of hyperspace and can usually be avoided by being smart if you notice a weird gravity well in the system.