In this month’s telecon (audio only), Dr. Anna Butterworth gives an update on various aspects of the project, including plans to extract 50 more interstellar candidates from the aerogel to identify their origin, additional plans for analysis of the three interstellar particles identified so far, the current progress of scans […]
This month Dr. Andrew Westphal gives an update and extensive preview of a collaboration between Stardust@home and Alzheimer’s researchers at Cornell University who will use Stardust@home’s virtual microscope (VM) platform for a brand new citizen science program. We encourage anyone interested in participating in the project to try it out […]
Andrew has a update from LPSC (Lunar and Planetary Science Conference).
The diagram that shows the amount of the collector that has been scanned was updated.
This month it’s just a few nerdy guys chattin’ and quickly checking in about Stardust and other fun topics. Dr. Andrew Westphal gives an update on a collaboration between Stardust@home and Alzheimer’s researchers at Cornell University who have a plan to use Stardust@home’s virtual microscope (VM) for a brand new […]
Happy New Year Everyone! This month we had to move the presentation to Friday, but the information is still first rate! Listen now (audio only) as Dr. Andrew Westphal updates everyone on the results so far from Stardust@home’s new Foils search project. He also says a few words about how […]
Happy New Year Everyone! Sorry for the late notice, but we need to MOVE this month’s Third Thursday Telecon to Friday January 22nd. Everything else remains the same, including time (11am US Pacific) and the call-in number, which is 1-866-740-1260. When prompted, please enter the passcode 6422969 followed by the […]
Stardust was the first spacecraft ever to bring back to Earth extraterrestrial materials from beyond the Moon. It was two missions in one spacecraft. Stardust returned the first samples from a known primitive solar system body, the Jupiter-family comet Wild 2. Stardust also carried a separate collector that was exposed […]
Our apologies for this monthly series absence as of late, but we’re back and have some wonderful new opportunities to share with you! This month, Dr. Andrew Westphal explains and demonstrates Stardust@home’s new Foils search project. He then talks about a collaboration between Stardust@home and Alzheimer’s researchers who have a […]
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 […]