Know what's out there! You can send out probes to explore the area surrounding your ship. This tutorial shows you how to send out five probes and manipulate them in order to quickly and easily scan the local territory.
Description of the game on EVE Online: "EVE is a Massively Multiplayer Online Game (MMORPG) that takes place approximately 20,000 years after our times in a galaxy on the far end of the universe. When you join EVE you assume the role of a freshly graduated "Capsuleer", a relatively small group of elite spaceship pilots capable of controlling powerful spaceships on their own from within their capsules. Capsuleers are often referred to as "The Immortals" due to the fact that the highly advanced capsules they are connected to from the inside, are capable of instantly dowloading their consciousness to a clone of themselves in the case of physical destruction."
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