Update: 15 Feb 2008 - More Extractions!

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Update: 15 Feb 2008 - More Extractions!

Post by bmendez » Fri Feb 15, 2008 3:25 pm

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 track:

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This one is also suspected to be a secondary impact from a particle hitting the solar panels on the Stardust spacecraft. In the 3rd image, you can see that there actually appear to be more than one track and terminal particle on top of one another. That would suggest that a small cluster of particles originating from roughly the same direction impacted here. That is what we might expect to happen from a solar panel ricochet.

This has certainly been an exciting week for Stardust@home!

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