Check out this amazing retro NASA game called Roman Space Observer; catch black holes, galaxies!
NASA has launched its latest game, called the ‘Roman Space Observer’ to spread information about the Nancy Grace Roman Telescope among the younger generations. This is not NASA’s first venture into the gaming industry. The space agency launched the Moonbase Alpha game back in 2010. It was based on potential Moon base programs and involved life-like simulations of the existence of life on various natural satellites. Now, NASA’s latest game aims to promote its telescope in a fun way for the youth. In this game, players have to catch as many space objects as possible in one minute. The objects include galaxies, exoplanets, black holes and other celestial objects.
Roman Space Observer is an 8-bit retro space game filled with tons of old soundtracks which players can listen to while they’re on a mission to collect the space objects. Players will get points for collecting various objects. On finishing the mission, the game will give information about the objects they’ve caught.
The game aims to combine the fun of gaming with knowledge. The players will learn about the various celestial objects as well as about the Nancy Grace Roman Telescope. The game itself has been named after the ‘Mother of Hubble Telescope’, Nancy Roman.
Nancy Roman was one of the few who helped start one of not only NASA’s, but the world’s greatest observatories. The Hubble Space Telescope was launched in 1990 as a way of observing deep space and exploring far away galaxies. It has been in service ever-since.
The Nancy Grace Roman Telescope has been termed as the “wide-eyed” Hubble Telescope. This telescope will help in studying various mysteries of the Universe such as the search for planets outside our solar system and the cause behind the slow expansion of the universe.
For those of you who aren’t NASA-smart scientists, you can simply enjoy space exploration through the amazing NASA game! To play the Roman Space Observer game, visit roman.gsfc.nasa.gov.