"You’re only afraid of being alone in the dark because you’re afraid you’re not actually alone." -Reddit Post Title
Directional Scan by Moon Master Jaxan Brax
In the same way a flashlight illuminates a dark place and sheds light on objects far away from the light-barer in real life, so too does the Directional Scanner serve as a flashlight in Eve Online illuminating objects like the Overview window but with a range of 14.3 AU. Its use is utterly vital in wormhole space where there is no Local Chat and most enemies are cloaked unless actively engaging in a fight.