Foils what looking for Interstellar Dust really Takes from Instruments Technology view

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TitritEL
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Foils what looking for Interstellar Dust really Takes from Instruments Technology view

Post by TitritEL » Sun Aug 05, 2018 2:39 pm

Hello Dusters!
I am so excited to share some experiments I have done recently in my small lab on Al Foils at home under Compound 3MP CAM 40X 2000X Binocular Light Microscope:

1) Al Foil part 1
https://www.youtube.com/edit?o=U&video_id=U1x-NYxxEP8

2) Al foil Part 2
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lh74RZ1 ... e=youtu.be

3 )Video showing how the experiment challenges
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aWXyv4fWab0

Since I started dusting the whole technology is interesting .I have learnt finding interstellar dust or just getting those images and sending Aerogel tiles + Al foil in a space craft to the cosmos is amazing yet really faces lots of challenges this experiment gives no way but just a close look at that!

This view and some pictures will show us how the flash light, magnification, focus and other standards alone interferes with getting first clear clean focus on Al Foils for search to start then Artifacts of the interstellar dust particles themselves debris from Space craft+ Solar arrays and so on in searching for interstellar Dust.

on our recent Tel-econ Mr.Andrew told us the Synchrotron X-ray instrument will be back this month I am so excited for that . hope you guys enjoy this little experiment while Dusting ;)

Fatima EL AISSAOUI
Duster : TitritEL

jsmaje
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Re: Foils what looking for Interstellar Dust really Takes from Instruments Technology view

Post by jsmaje » Mon Aug 06, 2018 12:29 pm

Hi Fatima (TitritEL). I like your experiments to demonstrate how tricky it can be to get a clear picture in Al foil, or anything come to that!

For example, here's a photo of Dr. Andrew Westphal at the Johnson Space Center examining a Stardust cometary track in the most recently published 'The Planetary Report' (June 2018). Can you spot him? I've indicated which features have so far been determined by extensive analysis to be artifacts or of no interest!

Image

Actually that article, entitled 'Precious Dust' is well worth a read, including information about Hayabusa 2 and OSIRIS-REx (both asteroid-sampling missions). The former reached asteroid Ryugu on June 27th, and is currently orbiting 20km above its surface, before it hopefully deploys a surface sample-recovery craft MASCOT some time in October. This is the latest I can find (Jul 9): http://www.sci-news.com/space/hayabusa- ... 06180.html. Does anyone have anything more up-to-date?

John

caprarom
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Re: Foils what looking for Interstellar Dust really Takes from Instruments Technology view

Post by caprarom » Tue Aug 07, 2018 6:16 am

Hi, John. Good to hear from you. I've not seen anything more current, but perhaps Andrew will have an update from Moscow. Mike

TitritEL
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Re: Foils what looking for Interstellar Dust really Takes from Instruments Technology view

Post by TitritEL » Sun Aug 12, 2018 7:42 am

Hi Mr.John ,

Thank you for the feedback yeah I am still working on it though. that is so cool Yes I did spot Dr.Andrew Westphal :P thank you for your sharing the articles.

Nice to meet you here in stardust @home

Happy Dusting!

Eric Romano
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Re: Foils what looking for Interstellar Dust really Takes from Instruments Technology view

Post by Eric Romano » Mon Nov 26, 2018 11:22 pm

Wow. 380 kilograms of extraterrestrial material. That's a lot of interstellar objects. And the glovebox is a great idea to minimize the contamination.

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