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January 30, 2011

Students design new astronomy game

College students in Tokushima Prefecture, Shikoku Island, have designed a new astronomy card game to help promote the subject.

The students believe that the new game could boost interest in space as well as providing hours of fun for players, Japan Times reported.

Called Messier Cards, named after French astronomer Charles Messier, the game has similar rules to Uno. Players have to match categories of cards and the winner is the first to use all of their original cards.

"After playing with the cards, please take a look at the stars in the sky. It will help lighten your mood, as well," said Daisuke Yamada, a 22-year-old student at the University of Tokushima's faculty of engineering.

The cards feature a wide range of space objects including photographs of the Andromeda Galaxy and the Pleiades star cluster.

Written by Susan Ballion.

Posted by jinjoung at January 30, 2011 07:47 PM

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