Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson is crowd funding a scientifically accurate space game. Due to release in 2019, “Space Oddessy” is to include planets and galaxies based on current science. Depending on the implementation, this could be good and bad. I doubt they will use any modern space propulsion systems because the fastest probe the Horizon, travels at just over 35,000 MPH. That is plenty fast on Earth but nowhere near what’s needed for interstellar travel.

The nearest star to us is Alpha-Centauri which is 4.3 lightyears or 25 trillion miles away and at it would take HorizonĀ around 80 thousand years to get there. Even if it could, it’s power supply would be long dead and be little more than space junk.

So it would be a very boring game floating slowly around the planet and unable to reach even Jupiter in anything less than years.

More on the video game

Kickstarter: Space Oddessy

 

 

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