Yearly Archives: 2009


Downtime 12/23/2009-1/4/2010

Stardust at home will be down for 13 days from 12/23/09 until 1/4/2010. This is due to circumstances beyond our control; most of the Space Sciences Lab will be without electrical power for that time and many of the researchers/staff will be on vacation or furlough. Sorry and thanks for […]


First “Duster” paper published

“Non-destructive search for interstellar dust using synchrotron microprobes“, is the first peer reviewed journal article published with “Dusters” as authors. Peer review is an important part of the scientific process. This review subjects scientific results to the scrutiny of a knowledgeable review panel before being published. Having outsiders review the […]


Downtime

We’re going to be doing some system software and hardware updates on Wednesday October 7, 2009. The entire site will be down for more than an hour starting at 10 am PDT. Thanks,Stardust at Home Admins


Update

In June, just as we were switching over from work on Interplanetary Dust to Stardust Interstellar work there was a failure of the air chiller that handles the air coming into the Cosmic Dust Lab (CDL). Although the interstellar tray was never in danger this failure could in principle have […]


What has been happening…..

We want to share with you some new developments in the search for interstellar dust that we are cautiously excited about. We want to say from the beginning that we don’t understand everything yet, and that this may lead to a dead end. This is a bit like detective work […]


Downtime

We’re going to be doing some system software updates and replacing a UPS (uninterruptible power supply) on Wednesday March 18th 2009. The entire site will be down for 1 to 2 hours starting at 10 am PDT. Thanks,Stardust at Home Admins