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Although the COROT mission ended in 2013, there are still mysteries to unlock, says project member Michel Mayor, an astrophysicist at the Geneva Observatory in Switzerland.
If you preordered the Oculus Rift, it came with a free copy of the game.Details of the citizen science challenge, which is part of an initiative called Project Discovery, emerged at the game’s annual Fanfest event in Reykjavik, Iceland, last week.A mini-game launching later this year within the EVE universe will present players with data from the now defunct COROT space observatory, which launched in 2006.Eve: Valkyrie might be the first killer app for virtual reality.It's an incredibly immersive space dogfighting game -- one that puts you in the cockpit of a futuristic starfighter and does a great job making you feel like you're actually there.However, with this, CCP’s designers can make an engaging game which works on both levels.” Mayor is keen for more people to have the experience of discovering a planet like he did.
“Personally, I would be really happy if one of these gamers found a new planet,” he says.
They will be looking at luminosity curves, representing the change in a star’s brightness as a planet passes in front of it.
Besides revealing the presence of exoplanets, the luminosity variations can reveal information about their orbit and atmosphere.
Update, April 21, 2016: Eve: Valkyrie is now coming to the HTC Vive as well, and will have cross-platform multiplayer across all VR platforms.
What is Eve: Valkyrie, what's the release date, and...wait, did you say virtual reality? Eve: Valkyrie is a multiplayer team-based space dogfighting game that you can game console and should be out this fall.
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