Friday, July 14, 2017

EVE Online launches the virtual expedition for real exoplanets

As we reported previously, a new minigame has been in the works for EVE Online that will allow players to help scientists discover actual exoplanets. Now the game, named Project Discovery, has officially launched and pilots of the expansive space MMORPG can finally do their part for science. EVE Online’s creators, the Icelandic indie game company CCP (my countrymen!) teamed up with the University of Reykjav√≠k, University of Geneva and Michel Mayor — winner of 2017 Wolf Prize for Physics and discoverer of the first exoplanet known to man. Project Discovery is basically scientific crowdsourcing where EVE Online players can review astronomical…

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