Project Discovery, a collaborative project between CCP Games, Massively Multiplayer Online Science (MMOS), and the University of Geneva, aims to use EVE’s playerbase to locate, identify and catalog real life planets outside the bounds of our own solar system. By quantifying scientific data provided by the Keplar Satellite telescope, EVE players can save university scholars hundreds of thousands of hours of work, and potentially advance their research by several years.

Source: EVE Online’s Real Life Planet-Discovery Minigame Is Live Now