The “celestial body input game” released by NASA is chaotic. Creating a star system based on astrophysics that can be played with a browser –AUTOMATON

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Astronomy Picture of the Day (APOD) operated by NASA released the browser game “Super Planet Clash” on the site on June 19th.

“Super Planet Clash” is a game that throws celestial bodies into the planetary system. The thrown celestial body begins to revolve, but its orbit is affected by the gravitational pull of other celestial bodies. Therefore, if you throw in celestial bodies without thinking, their orbits will go wrong. Then, when the celestial bodies collide with each other or even one celestial body leaves the orbit, the game is over. Players aim to create a star system that will last for 1000 years while maintaining the orbit of the celestial body as much as possible.

The celestial body can be thrown in by clicking any position in the star system. There are five sizes of celestial bodies that can be thrown, Earth and Ice giant / Giant planet / Brown dwarf / Dwarf star. Each has a mass of 15/300/5000 / 30,000 times that of Earth. If you throw in a large celestial body, the score will increase, but the effect on other celestial bodies will also increase.

This work is produced by SAVE / Point, a developer composed mainly of astronomers. Stefano Meschiari, who holds a PhD in astrophysics, leads the team. According to overseas media Space.com, this work is developed using a software package called Systemic Console. The software package is said to be used to actually analyze planets outside the solar system from a huge amount of data obtained from telescopes and the like.

This work was developed by making full use of such know-how in astrophysics. Not only can you aim for a high score, but you can also perform various “experiments”. On Twitter, you can see the astronomical play in this work, which is quite a topic. For example, a method for detecting extrasolar planets called the Doppler method. This method is to detect the existence of surrounding planets by observing the fluctuation of the star due to the attraction of the planet. On the contrary, in this work, you can reproduce the “staggering of stars that will be detected by the Doppler method” by yourself.

In addition, there is a mode to introduce more celestial bodies into real stars such as Kepler 11 / Kepler 18 / HD 80606 and their star systems. The appearance of Kepler-11, which is orbiting as many as six planets, and HD 80606, which is orbiting planets that draw extremely elliptical orbits, can be reproduced, and the perfect balance between them can be confirmed. And you can put as many celestial bodies as you like. Let’s enjoy without fear of destruction while thinking about the miraculous balance of the solar system in which we live.

Super Planet Clash is available on the official websites of APOD and the development team.


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