DIS­COVER NEW WORLDS (FOR REAL)

Find out how an on­line gam­ing com­mu­nity is help­ing to ad­vance sci­ence and iden­tify new ex­o­plan­ets through Project Dis­cov­ery

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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.

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