Selene: A Lunar Science Game

Named after the Greek lunar goddess, Selene, the online lunar science game, challenges players to learn the major geologic processes scientists believe formed the modern Moon. Players construct their own Moon and then pepper it with impact craters and flood it with lava. It’s a great opportunity for students to learn about the Moon while helping researchers study some key videogame design principles.

Designed for students between the ages of 9-18, Selene is a single-player game focused on lunar geology. It takes about an hour to complete, but more time can be spent checking out Selene’s various resources about the Moon.