Skill Score: Request for Proposals

Dear Stardust@home Volunteers (aka Dusters): Many of you asked for improved feedback during Phase III. In Phase IV we responded. As many of you know, we got off to a rocky start, but have now worked out the major bugs (although we admit there are some lingering issues). We thank […]

Phase 4 Updates & Fixes

We have recently completed a number of fixes including bad coordinates of high angle tracks in Power Movies and Skill Scores that were shown incorrectly. It took more attempts than we’d hoped, but we “think” we’ve finally got them right. However, please continue to report any problems as you find […]

IMPORTANT: Phase III to IV Transition

We are going offline for 1 week starting July 4, 2011 while we get ready for the major relaunch of Phase IV on July 12, 2011.  As before, we will save all of your scores and ranking from Phase III and display them on the Phase IV community pages. A […]

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 […]

New Tiles Added!

We have recently added two exciting tiles to our database of focus movies. These tiles were not a part of Phase 1 or Phase 2 and have not been dusted online before. They are special to us because they are the the first tiles that we have scanned here at […]


Downtime will be Wednesday, November  10, 2010 starting a 1pm PST. We need to do some server software updates, it will take about an hour to do this. Thanks, Stardust@home Admins