Association football on Mars

Football games vary measurably from city to city because of down-to-Earth differences in the air pressures, temperatures and other physical conditions. But those differences are slight in comparison to those described in a University of Leicester study called Association Football on Mars.

Calum James Meredith, David Boulderstone and Simon Clapton published the analysis early this year in the university’s Journal ofPhysics Special Topics….

So begins this week’s Improbable Research column in The Guardian.