NASA launches an ‘8-bit’ retro space game, here’s how to play

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NASA is back in the gaming industry with an interesting game. The agency introduced an 8-bit retro space game that was well-loved by older generations.

With this game, the agency intends to convey the message of the Nancy Grace Roman telescope. Finally there is a purpose to the launch of “Roman Space Observer” as this game will help promote the Nancy Grace Roman Telescope in a rather fun way.

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The retro NASA game gives players one minute to “catch” as many space objects as possible. Players can enjoy old school music playing in the background of the game as galaxies, rogue exoplanets and black holes fly around them.

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As part of the game, players will not only get points for capturing items, but also learn more about the item they have captured. This game was developed to combine fun and learning, as players will be able to learn about cosmic objects and the Nancy Grace Roman Telescope while having fun.

Interestingly, the game is named after NASA Director Nancy Roman. She is also known as the “Mother of Hubble” because she helped NASA work around the birth of the Hubble Space Telescope.

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The Hubble Telescope is one of NASA’s great observatories. It was launched into low Earth orbit in 1990 and is named after astronomer Edwin Hubble.

The Roman Space Telescope, which will be promoted by the game, will investigate various mysteries concerning space. This includes the search for what causes the expansion of the universe and the planets that exist beyond the solar system as we know it.

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According to the agency, the Roman Space Telescope will be Hubble’s “wide-eyed cousin” because it will capture 100 times more sky than the Hubble Telescope.

Thanks to its megapixel instrumentation, the new observatory can capture wide-field images of space. He can also measure the universe using state-of-the-art advanced techniques.

Although the 8-bit game is simple enough to be enjoyed easily, it can be understood as a real adventure for those interested in science and space objects.

If you also want to play this NASA game, visit roman.gsfc.nasa.gov. now!

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