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EVE Online Project Discovery

CCP announces they've added more science to the science fiction in EVE Online, their sci-fi MMORPG. This page has details on Project Discovery, which will allow EVE players to help search for new exoplanets. Word is: "By playing Project Discovery, they will directly contribute to science. Players will achieve higher ranks through their efforts as well as receiving unique in-game rewards, PLEX and ISK (in-game currency)." They offer an explanation of how it is possible to conduct such research from your PC:

There are countless undiscovered planets in the wider universe. One of the most promising methods of finding them is known as transit photometry, which involves measuring the light coming from a star and making use of the fact that a planet eclipsing the star will reduce the amount of light that we can observe.

These measurements of light are presented as graphs, called light curves, and show the luminosity of a star. By finding places where the curve dips regularly, players can identify possible new worlds. The findings will be monitored by a team of astronomers at Geneva University, led by Professor Michel Mayor. When a consensus has been reached, they will confirm whether or not the players have identified a new world.

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2. Re: EVE Online Project Discovery Jul 13, 2017, 07:25 ViRGE
 
jdreyer wrote on Jul 13, 2017, 03:17:
Huh, so Eve Online feeling the heat generated by Elite Dangerous?
I'm not sure I follow. EVE has had little science games in them for at least a year now, if not longer.
 
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