NASA Releases ’80s-Themed Roman Space Telescope Video Game | Find out how to play!

It’s a blast from the past, and NASA will take you to space as you prepare to catch rogue exoplanets and swirling galaxies with the Roman Space Observer!

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80s nostalgia

The 80s nostalgia never stops these days. While the new season of Stranger Things gives its fans a full retro aesthetic vibe, NASA also brings us a totally radiant retro game for free!

space agency Nancy Grace Roman Telescopewhich is still in preparation to explore exoplanets and focus on dark matter in the future, is featured in this new game.

Roman is slated to launch into space in the mid-2020s. That means there’s still a long way to go, but the new retro video game might give us more of an incentive for the telescope’s first mission.

The Roman game will give you the chance to be an astronomer, but in an entertaining 8-bit vintage game! It mashes all the right buttons, it’s easy to play but also hard to master, and to give that full 80s experience – a throwback soundtrack will also be featured!

“You have been given observing time on the Nancy Grace Roman Space Telescope. You only have one minute to catch as many astrophysical objects and phenomena as possible,” the game writes in its objectives.

As the player, you’ll be tasked with driving the telescope, which is designed from a curved group of blue squares that represent Roman’s field of view.

Your job is to glide through space using the keys on your keyboard and press the space bar to catch all celestial objects that throw your way – such as swirling galaxies, Webb telescopes , supernovae, etc., black holes, dark matter and rogue. exoplanets.

Swirling galaxies are the easiest to catch, while green rogue exoplanets are fast and a bit tricky to catch. The James Webb Space Telescope is pictured in golden mirrors, and they’re even harder to catch than rogue exoplanets.

But the hardest to catch are dark matter and black holes because their dark colors are camouflaged with the game background.

Read also: The best images from NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope for May 2022!

Where to play?

The NASA game is currently available to play. More importantly, it is also free and playable in a desktop browser. You can play the game here (note that you won’t need to download any app to start playing).

The Roman Space Telescope is named in honor of Nancy Grace Roman, considered the “Hubble’s Mother. “The upcoming mission is intended to solve the deepest mysteries of astrophysics, such as the evolution of the universe, according to Nasa.

Roman’s ’80s-themed video game serves as a celebration of the future of astronomy through a retro video game homage. The game is similar to Space Invaders. If you grew up loving this game, you might love Roman too!

Related article: NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope is set to release the first science-grade images of the universe on July 12!

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