Regardless of startling new developments in AI, human experts will always be needed to identify interstellar dust captured in the Stardust interstellar dust collector. However, AI presents the opportunities to “high-grade” the image data, eliminating unambiguous empty fields of view, thus making the best use of the time of citizen […]
We have revamped the foils search with new data. This set of data is from a new tile not seen before in the Virtual Microscope (VM). These 2,442 images have been picked/chosen from analysis of >400,000 using machine learning (ML). Thus, we believe the odds of you seeing something that […]
The entire Space Science Laboratory will be having electrical work done Sunday June 25th starting at about 2pm through Monday June 26th. We hope to have all systems online by noon on Monday. Thanks for dusting.
Well, it’s sort of down. We use Amazon S3 to host the movie files and that service is having problems. It should be fixed soon but it is out of our control. Here’s a link to Amazon’s status page <https://status.aws.amazon.com>
We just uploaded 106,546 new foils movies that are now available to search.
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 […]
We’ll be updating the software that the forum runs on. The forum will be offline for a couple of hours on Wednesday March 11th.