Introducing Foils

Now more than ever the Stardust team needs your help! That is because out of the seven probable interstellar dust particles that we reported on in Science last year, four were unexpectedly found in craters in the aluminum foils on the collector. These particles were also much much smaller than the particles captured in […]

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 […]