NASA’s ‘Roman Space Observer’ Allows Gamers to Explore the Universe

NASA’s ‘Roman Space Observer’ Allows Gamers to Explore the Universe
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Exploring the Universe is not exactly child’s play, and surely it can become a lot more pleasant if you’re doing it through a video game. That’s what NASA seems to have thought about when it released ‘Roman Space Observer’ . 

We’re talking about a game that doesn’t offer mind-blowing graphics as many of the most popular ones do. It’s just a retro game that appears to run on the 8-bit technology. Since such games still have their fans today, we can expect ‘Roman Space Observer’ to gain some notoriety as well. 

How to play ‘Roman Space Observer’

If you want to play Roman Space Observer, you’ll have to click here. The game is all about catching space objects such as galaxies, exoplanets, supernovae, and more. You’ll just have to use the arrow keys to make your detector go above a space object. As soon as it’s there, you’ll need to hit the spacebar. You only get a minute to finish the mission. Based on how many astronomical objects you’ve captured, the game will tell you if you’re a winner in the end or not. 

NASA explains more:

With the ever-revolving loop of popular trends, retro 8-bit style games have made a big comeback in the gaming industry. Younger generations are now loving games that older generations still enjoy. This game is intended to entertain players across a wide variety of interests and skillsets, all while spreading the word of the Nancy Grace Roman Telescope and the fantastic science it will uncover.

Our goal for this game is to inform and inspire players about the amazing cosmic objects in our universe and what Roman may be able to see in a fun and engaging way.

Feel free to give Roman Space Observer a try yourself and come back to tell us about your experience!


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Cristian Antonescu

Even since he was a child, Cristian was staring curiously at the stars, wondering about the Universe and our place in it. Today he's seeing his dream come true by writing about the latest news in astronomy. Cristian is also glad to be covering health and other science topics, having significant experience in writing about such fields.

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