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Re: Mini-black hole?

Post by jsmaje » Sat Oct 04, 2008 3:53 pm

fjgiie wrote:That has to be one of those mini-black holes caused by the LHC, and it has not even started up yet.
It seems it has!

See here for some other LHC references

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Post by plumbium » Sat Mar 21, 2009 5:59 pm

Here's another weird one:
http://stardustathome.ssl.berkeley.edu/ ... =2245447V1

It's on the bottom 2 frames- two shiny little spots.

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Post by Helmchen » Sun May 24, 2009 1:01 pm

Hello, i'm new to this and i found a movie i don't know how to handle it.

I looks like there are many particles deeper in the gel but i guess no tracks

http://stardustathome.ssl.berkeley.edu/ ... =4236429V1

can someone confirm that it is some sort of contamination?

greets Holger

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Inclusions

Post by fjgiie » Sun May 24, 2009 5:52 pm

Helmchen wrote:Hello, i'm new to this and i found a movie i don't know how to handle it.

I looks like there are many particles deeper in the gel but i guess no tracks

http://stardustathome.ssl.berkeley.edu/ ... =4236429V1

can someone confirm that it is some sort of contamination?

greets Holger
Good guess
Some of those things we call inclusions.
Here are two links for you:

Inclusions - the conclusion?

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Moving to interesting

Post by vultur-10 » Mon Nov 23, 2009 12:58 am

I'm not sure what this one (http://stardustathome.ssl.berkeley.edu/ ... =3108952V1) is, but it looks interesting. There is a very faint trail of dots (it is entirely invisible when the VM is focused on the surface & the footprint-shaped blob is in focus) to the right and below the footprint-shaped blob, running almost directly up and down. It is only visible at all when the VM is focused well below the surface, and it's still really hard to see.

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Re: "I found a cute, funny, interesting, etc. movie"

Post by DanZ » Mon Nov 23, 2009 6:46 pm

I see them. No idea! (but interesting).

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Re: "I found a cute, funny, interesting, etc. movie"

Post by jsmaje » Tue Nov 24, 2009 12:59 pm

I see them too, and count five in a more-or-less straight line. But (a) the line isn't perfectly straight, and (b) the top and bottom ends appear deeper than the middle, which would imply a rather wonky particle trajectory were they in fact related. While this might well be possible, there is nothing to indicate an entry point (at least within the movie frame), nor evidence of any track-like link between any of the dots. I suggest a chance alignment of inclusions.
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Re: "I found a cute, funny, interesting, etc. movie"

Post by awhite » Thu Dec 17, 2009 5:06 pm

What the heck are these things?
http://stardustathome.ssl.berkeley.edu/ ... id=47303V1

My best guess is that they're bubbles that are reflecting the light source. But the way the camera seems to rotate around them is pretty strange.

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Re: "I found a cute, funny, interesting, etc. movie"

Post by fjgiie » Thu Dec 17, 2009 9:15 pm

That looks like the surface of the aerogel. On the surface we usually see the light source reflecting off of junk pieces of aerogel.

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Re: "I found a cute, funny, interesting, etc. movie"

Post by ERSTRS » Tue Mar 23, 2010 7:55 am

I found a weird object in 9914643VI today. I was a large black blotch, at least 2.5 centimeters long and 1/4th that wide. It formed almost a perfect lower-cap "d."
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Re: "I found a cute, funny, interesting, etc. movie"

Post by phototroll » Sat Apr 17, 2010 11:39 am

Interesting formation in movie 6741470V1. Runs from top to bottom on the right hand side, and has an approx. thickness of 10microns by 20 microns. More opaque in the center than the edges. Has a slight twist to it. possible human contaminant (hair?) or metal shaving maybe?

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Re: "I found a cute, funny, interesting, etc. movie"

Post by DanZ » Wed Apr 21, 2010 12:25 pm

Or spaghetti?!

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Re: "I found a cute, funny, interesting, etc. movie"

Post by elainekeefe » Mon May 31, 2010 8:53 am

What do you think of this movie? I clicked on it because I had no idea what it was. Needle mark?

http://stardustathome.ssl.berkeley.edu/ ... d=749497V1

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Re: "I found a cute, funny, interesting, etc. movie"

Post by Mitchell Criswell III » Mon May 31, 2010 9:34 am

Hmm, that is interesting. Perhaps it is a needle track.

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Re: "I found a cute, funny, interesting, etc. movie"

Post by DanZ » Tue Jun 22, 2010 5:35 pm

You've heard of the "Face on Mars," now we've got the alien face on aerogel!

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