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by bmendez
Fri Mar 07, 2008 6:07 pm
Forum: Stardust@home Problems and Support
Topic: Movie 1182017V1
Replies: 1
Views: 2711

Re: Movie 1182017V1

One of the movies is marked the following way: Movie 1182017V1 439 75 Not Extraterrestrial interstellar candidate Being classified as "Not Extraterrestrial", but the comments say "interstellar candidate". Thought you might want to know... Best Regards, Tom Hi Tom, The way I interpret that to mean i...
by bmendez
Fri Mar 07, 2008 5:56 pm
Forum: Stardust@home Discussion
Topic: The Alpha List & Red Team
Replies: 9
Views: 7916

Hi John, The people in your list who are not on the Red Team but who had the scores to qualify them were all invited to join the Red Team. They have either declined for various reasons or have not responded. In fact, rlcwik was just added yesterday. nicole_kelley is one of our students here at Berke...
by bmendez
Thu Mar 06, 2008 5:53 pm
Forum: Stardust@home Discussion
Topic: The Alpha List & Red Team
Replies: 9
Views: 7916

Hi All, To answer your questions about criteria for the Red Team. We didn't want the team to be too big, but we wanted input from the most experienced dusters. Experience really does correlate with the overall score better than sensitivity/specificity since you could have very high sensitivity/speci...
by bmendez
Thu Feb 21, 2008 5:38 pm
Forum: Stardust@home Discussion
Topic: Which interstellar track will be extracted first?
Replies: 8
Views: 6482

greuti and John, I have recently learned that no level 1 photodocumentation of the aerogel has been done, though NASA still really wants to do it. The team here apparently feels that it isn't really necessary since we have the high resolution scans of the entire collector. And as for whether the art...
by bmendez
Thu Feb 21, 2008 5:24 pm
Forum: Stardust@home Community
Topic: A question
Replies: 54
Views: 88634

Re: Rho Ophiuchi cloud complex

I was looking at the Astronomy Picture of the Day for 2007 Sept 3 and 2008 Feb 15 and wonder if this is the same area our Stardust comes from? Interesting thought, startrack. The location in the sky that the interstellar dust originates from is close to Rho Ophiuchi: http://cse.ssl.berkeley.edu/SAH...
by bmendez
Tue Feb 19, 2008 7:20 pm
Forum: Stardust@home Problems and Support
Topic: my event list do not update ?
Replies: 7
Views: 6048

Hi Alessandro,

Are you sure that it was a real movie and not a calibration movie? Did you notice your score change at all after clicking on the movie?

What was the date and time of this, and what is your username on the main website?

-Bryan
by bmendez
Tue Feb 19, 2008 7:18 pm
Forum: Stardust@home Discussion
Topic: Which interstellar track will be extracted first?
Replies: 8
Views: 6482

Hi All, I'm not sure what the first IS candidate extracted will be. I'm not sure if Andrew and the others are sure yet either. I'm thinking it will probably depend a little on where on the tray it is located. Anna has a cool map of where all of the candidates and alpha list movies are located on the...
by bmendez
Fri Feb 15, 2008 3:25 pm
Forum: Updates
Topic: Update: 15 Feb 2008 - More Extractions!
Replies: 0
Views: 24396

Update: 15 Feb 2008 - More Extractions!

Yet another candidate has been extracted from the Interstellar Collector. This one is from tile 4. It was first discovered by vanz and given the name Spero. You can see the field of view from which is was discovered here . Here are some images of the keystone of aerogel extracted containing the trac...
by bmendez
Fri Feb 15, 2008 2:31 pm
Forum: Stardust@home Problems and Support
Topic: problem
Replies: 6
Views: 5967

Hi All,

I do not know why the site was not working this morning. But it is working now and we are looking into what happened this morning.

Thanks for letting us know,
-Bryan
by bmendez
Fri Feb 15, 2008 2:20 pm
Forum: Stardust@home Problems and Support
Topic: what happened?
Replies: 21
Views: 11750

Hi All, It turns out that there was indeed a problem earlier in the week during an update to the website that caused what Chuck saw on Tuesday. It was a momentary glitch that was fixed within minutes and everything went back to normal. That explains why nobody else has reported the problem. Thanks, ...
by bmendez
Fri Feb 15, 2008 2:16 pm
Forum: Stardust@home Problems and Support
Topic: Reporting a movie as a track is missing!!!!!
Replies: 2
Views: 4111

Hi Tareq, No, you have not been penalized for being inactive for an extended period of time. Instead, we have moved into a second phase of the project, featuring higher resolution scans of the first third of the collector. Everyone's original scores from Phase 1 were archived, and everyone began Pha...
by bmendez
Wed Feb 13, 2008 5:43 pm
Forum: Updates
Topic: Update: 13 Feb 2008 - The First track has been extracted!
Replies: 0
Views: 15718

Update: 13 Feb 2008 - The First track has been extracted!

After months of planning and practicing the first candidate track has been extracted from the Stardust Interstellar Dust Collector. This track was extracted this morning at the Johnson Space Center in Houston, TX by Stardust@home Director, Andrew Westphal and Dave Frank. It is from tile 17 and was f...
by bmendez
Wed Feb 13, 2008 4:51 pm
Forum: Stardust@home Problems and Support
Topic: what happened?
Replies: 21
Views: 11750

Re: what happened?

Chuck Crisler wrote:I was 'dusting' along - then zap! and the scores changed, by hundreds. What happened?
Hi Chuck,

I haven't heard from anyone else about this. Can you tell me what your score was before and after and approximately when you noticed the change?

Thanks,
-Bryan
by bmendez
Wed Feb 13, 2008 4:49 pm
Forum: Stardust@home Problems and Support
Topic: Same artifact on multiple images?
Replies: 3
Views: 4665

Hi Tadiew,

Gregson is correct, what you describe sounds like the known spots where there were dust particles on the lens of the microscope. People here have named them after characters from the 3 stooges. All you need to do is search the forums on Larry, Curly, Moe, and Shemp.

Thanks,
-Bryan
by bmendez
Fri Feb 08, 2008 4:20 pm
Forum: FAQs
Topic: I answered a calibration movie right but was scored wrong
Replies: 257
Views: 333645

Re: CM 1362088V1

I clicked No Track on CM 1362088V1, and was scored a miss. I sure don't see a track in this movie. http://stardustathome.ssl.berkeley.edu/ss_virtual_microscope.php?&ondeck_movie=1362088V1 Bruce, That movie is a CM, but it is a blank one. So it is correct to select No Track. And checking the databas...