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When No Man's Sky launched last year, an archaeology PhD student led a team of 30 players on a survey intending to understand the algorithms that built the game's worlds. This initial foray didn't pan out, as the game was missing features he needed to properly excavate. But after the 1.3 update, which radically altered No Man's Sky's planet generation, he hasn't only gotten better tools to dig with, but also an abandoned civilisation to explore.