From here you can investigate other planets. General information can be found in the Sectors section though. Here more specific information can be obtained. However, there is a chance that your scans will be detected. There is a further chance that your scan will be detected and your target will track the origin of it, making them suspicious of you. Scan detections appear as news items.

Scanner accuracy:

e.g. A basic scan only tells you the metal of planet of the target location to the nearest 200.

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