For our September 2020 telecon, we get some thoughts from Stardust@home’s Dr. Andrew Westphal on why we’re confident that we are finding interstellar dust. We also chat just a bit about up-and-coming micro spacecraft, and finally, share our reactions on the recent news of possible life on Venus! Enjoy : […]
For our May 2020 telecon, Stardust@home scientist Zack Gainsforth demonstrates and expresses his great satisfaction thus far with our machine learning enhanced Phase 2 search for interstellar particles in foils (i.e., the aluminum foil that surrounded the aerogel compartments in the Stardust collector). Enjoy!
For this month’s telecon, Stardust@home’s Zack Gainsforth brings us up to speed on the very promising advances his machine learning-based research has made in the search for interstellar dust, and how our volunteer dusters are still very much needed to finish up the work. Enjoy!
Stardust@home, and science in general, in the time of coronavirus. Plus nerds just jabbering. Enjoy!
Our 2020 series of video chats with our amazing volunteers (aka dusters) starts off with an update from Dr. Andrew Westphal on new findings and upcoming new technology-based directions for Stardust@home. Enjoy!
For August 2019, Dr. Andrew Westphal fills us in on some recent particle analyses and scientific papers to come. There’s also an overview of the sample request process, and thoughts on how future research may be impacted (enhanced?) by the burgeoning private space industry. Enjoy!
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.