EVE Online Players Honour Stephen Hawking With Interstellar Light Show

EVE Online Players Honour Stephen Hawking With Interstellar Light Show

Physicist Stephen Hawking

Numerous hubs throughout EVE Online are now bursting with bright energy clouds, even in areas where players are at war. The pictures above show a dazzling display worth more than any million-dollar battle.

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  • On Wednesday night, a group of Australian Elite: Dangerous players met at the Australian in-game factions home system of Kunti, and then flew in convoy to the closest black hole to Sol (HIP 65835 in the game) to do a tribute flight in missing man formation.

    A couple of commanders dropped wine into black holes in the game in memoriam too.

    Other groups of ED players around the world have held tributes too.

    There have been calls to create a “Hawking Memorial” station, but as there are already 20 stations in the game called “Hawking Station”, “Hawking Orbital” and similar, if Frontier do choose to memorialise the prof, it may not be with another station…

    • I think it would be pretty fitting if Frontier named a black hole after him at the least. HIP 65835 wouldn’t be a bad choice for renaming, either.

      • Yep. The other suggestion has been a research Megaship orbiting Sag A* or something. 🙂

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