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Angry Birds Teams Up With NASA and National Geographic for Next Series

"One small fling for a bird, one quantum leap for birdkind."

Why would NASA and National Geographic be teaming up with the exceedingly popular game that involves slingshotting cartoon birds toward block constructions to explode the cartoon pig heads within? Education of course.

Yahoo! News reported that Rovio's Angry Birds' next theme will be out of this world. Literally. Angry Birds Space will bring more than 700 million fans of the game to a whole new level of play as its physics will be accurate ... for space. Yahoo! has more:

The fourth major release in the Angry Birds series is a departure in more ways than one. The hook? You'll be lobbing birds on entirely new planets while contending with zero gravity, leading to new gameplay elements like slow-motion puzzles and "lightspeed" destruction. And just like with other Angry Birds games, expect those outer-space physics to be dead on.

"We think fans are really going to love it because we've already gotten amazing feedback on the physics of our games," Andrew Stalbow, GM of Rovio North America, told Yahoo! Games. "They're so accurate and easy to grasp that some teachers use Angry Birds in their lessons about projectile motion."

"Science and education are very important to us, and we're very excited to have NASA and National Geographic as launch partners on Angry Birds Space," Stalbow added.

If you're intrigued, check out this teaser trailer:

Angry Birds Space will officially become available March 22.

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