April 13, 2012
This is a feature from the NASA/JPL Education Office.
NASA's Space Place, an online portal for games, activities and learning for elementary-school audiences, has released a new free mobile game for iPhone and iPad devices that's all about comets. The Comet Quest mobile application puts players at the controls of a virtual spacecraft modeled after the European Space Agency's Rosetta mission, which, using several instruments built and managed by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, is currently investigating comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. Players dodge flying debris and collect data, all while investigating a mysterious comet surface covered with gas jets, craters, cracks and other phenomena. The game, available for download in the Apple App Store, also features factoids about comets and the Rosetta mission.
For more information on the game and to learn more about comets and Rosetta, visit the Comet Quest page on NASA's Space Place website: http://spaceplace.nasa.gov/comet-quest/
Visit http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/apps/ for a list of more mobile apps from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
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