Yearly Archives: 2011


Downtime 7/4 – 7/11/2011

All– On Monday July 4, 2011 we will be taking Stardust@home off-line for a week (the site will be back by July 11, 2011). We’ll be doing server software updates, hardware updates and changes for starting Phase IV! More info about Phase IV will be available soon. Thanks, Stardust@home Sys […]


Farewell Stardust; It’s Been Quite a Ride!

You can’t say NASA’s Stardust spacecraft didn’t give us its all. On March 24, 2011, it also burned up all its fuel after receiving its final command from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California. The spacecraft may be quietly drifting through space now, but since its launch in 1999 […]


Expect the unexpected!

We have several developments in the search for interstellar dust impacts in the Stardust Interstellar Collector. Expect the unexpected! Last year, we reported on three interstellar dust candidates, Orion/Sirius (track 30), Hylabrook (track 34) and Merlin (track 37). All of these tracks look promising because their orientations are consistent with […]