New site organization

Welcome to the latest version of Stardust@home! For returning volunteers, we’ll be calling this Phase VII. Please explore the new home and other information pages where you’ll find a few new features. Some of these features are meant to help you become better at finding stardust. We hope you like […]

Update on ISPE Publications and Moving Toward Phase VII

Can’t wait to see the Stardust Interstellar Preliminary Examination (ISPE) papers in print? Neither can we!  The latest news on our forthcoming publications is that all of the ISPE manuscripts submitted to the journal Meteoritics and Planetary Science (MaPS) have been accepted. At the same time, we are going through […]


Here’s what we updated: Phase 4 final statistics released Phase 5 final statistics released A test your browser for zooming compatibility under “my account” Expunged the unused “sensitivity”, and “specificity” statistics from P3, P4, and P5.

Virtual Microscope Shutting Down for Phase VI

Dear Volunteers, In preparation for the upcoming launch of Stardust@home Phase VI (see post below), we will be shutting down the Stardust@home Virtual Microscope (VM) at 4pm Pacific Time on Thursday, June 13, 2013. We plan to have the site and Phase VI up and running by 10am Pacific Time […]

Thank You Phase V Volunteers!

As Phase V comes to a close, the Stardust@home team greatly appreciates the efforts of all the Phase V volunteers. Each phase of the project brings important new discoveries and lessons learned, and Phase V was no different. Stay tuned for important updates on these findings, all of which were […]

Stardust@home Phase VI Launching in June 2013

Greetings Dusters! Thank you for your incredible patience these last few months. Most of the team has been wrapping up the Interstellar Preliminary Examination (ISPE) funded phase of the Stardust@home mission. Now that things have settled a bit, we will be rolling out Stardust@home Phase VI very soon. Here’s what’s […]

A Dozen Papers!

Twelve papers summarizing the results of the Stardust Interstellar Preliminary Examination (ISPE) have been submitted to Meteoritics and Planetary Science. They are now under peer review, and we expect to have the first referee reports soon. The ISPE is the latest in a series of NASA Preliminary Examinations that began with Apollo. In […]