Science Focus - the home of BBC Science Focus Magazine

Bergur Finnbogason: Project Discovery and its search for exoplanets

Published: 05th April, 2018 at 00:00
Subscribe to BBC Science Focus Magazine and get 6 issues for just £9.99

We talk to Bergur Finnbogason, Development Manager for Project Discovery, which uses players of the Massively Multiplayer Online game EVE Online to help search for exoplanets.

In today’s episode, we’re looking for exoplanets circling neighbouring suns, but instead of pointing our telescopes to the sky, we’re entering the world of the massively multiplayer online space-faring game Eve Online.

Advertisement

Sciencefocus.com editor Alexander McNamara speaks to Bergur Finnbogason, Development Manager for Project Discovery, which taps into this vast gaming community to gather data, what makes gamers so good at searching for exoplanets, and how soon before we discover a new planet using computer games.

Did you enjoy this podcast? If you liked what you heard, then why not subscribe and leave us a review? You can find us on iTunesAcastStitcher, and many of your favourite podcast apps.

EVE Online players use this in-game Project Discovery interface to help astronomers search for exoplanets
EVE Online players use this in-game Project Discovery interface to help astronomers search for exoplanets

Listen to more podcasts:


Advertisement

Follow Science Focus on TwitterFacebookInstagram and Flipboard

Authors

Alexander McNamaraOnline Editor, BBC Science Focus

Alexander is the former Online Editor at BBC Science Focus.

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement

Sponsored content