DISCOVER NEW WORLDS (FOR REAL)
Find out how an online gaming community is helping to advance science and identify new exoplanets through Project Discovery
f you’re a gamer and science buff, you’ve probably heard of EVE Online. For the rest of us, it’s a Massively Multiplayer Online platform that lets players explore space, discovering uncharted territory and solving complex problems and challenges – with a few battles along the way. Since its launch in 2003, EVE Online has amassed a huge and loyal following. Massively Multiplayer Online Science (MMOS), a new innovative citizen science platform connection scientific research and video games, spotted the potential of harnessing all this people power. And so, in collaboration with the astronomy department of the University of Geneva, and of course the spaceship pilots of EVE Online, Project Discovery was born.