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by spk72
Fri Jul 07, 2006 7:31 pm
Forum: Stardust@home Community
Topic: Other Space News
Replies: 139
Views: 212232

I've been glued to my computer watching NASA tv since the launch. The press kits and other info are also great for us engineer geek types. If only they could come up with somthing like Shuttle@home to get the public more involved. I;m afraid that as soon as it appears to be a routine job once again ...
by spk72
Wed Jun 21, 2006 5:42 am
Forum: Message Board Archive
Topic: Science, Engineering & Other Relevant Issues
Replies: 9
Views: 10513

Thanks for the great links, lots of good info.

Don't think I implied that the "ozone alone" protects us, but one could assume that rocks or dust with frozen microbial life forms would burn upon entry into the atmosphere.
by spk72
Tue Jun 20, 2006 9:07 pm
Forum: Message Board Archive
Topic: Science, Engineering & Other Relevant Issues
Replies: 9
Views: 10513

Ice age bacteria brought back to life

http://www.newscientistspace.com/channel/astronomy/astrobiology/dn7064 Reading this article made me wonder what precautions are being taken to insure there is nothing trapped in the aerogel that we might not want here on Earth. Could we be giving a deadly bacteria a free ride past the protective ozo...
by spk72
Thu Jun 15, 2006 2:30 pm
Forum: Stardust@home Discussion
Topic: missing particles...
Replies: 4
Views: 7036

Could that be proof of dark matter?
by spk72
Thu Jun 15, 2006 1:09 pm
Forum: Message Board Archive
Topic: pictures and avatars....how to:
Replies: 10
Views: 10232

You speak for yourself and then you speak for the interests of all members. Which is it? Last response to you, it's both. Lets be clear DustTrailFinder Nothing you have posted speaks for me. Just for laughs I looked at all of your posts so far, I think it's pretty ludicrous that you of all people w...
by spk72
Thu Jun 15, 2006 11:48 am
Forum: Message Board Archive
Topic: Science, Engineering & Other Relevant Issues
Replies: 9
Views: 10513

Science, Engineering & Other Relevant Issues

I’m finding it hard to locate threads that aren’t cluttered up with a bunch of dribble that doesn’t seem to have anything to do with this project. Although it may be anecdotally interesting where every one is from or what you plan on naming a particle if you find one that’s not why I wanted to do th...
by spk72
Thu Jun 15, 2006 11:23 am
Forum: Stardust@home Discussion
Topic: 7/18 Cool Note From Anna on Page 3: Aerogel Schematic
Replies: 31
Views: 35153

I am planning to find at least three stardust particles and naming each of them after my grandchildren. Pretty ambitious I guess, but without goals why even try to find them. Oh yes, I will definitely have fun doing this, but I'm serious about finding one for each grandchild and really think I can ...
by spk72
Thu Jun 15, 2006 11:00 am
Forum: Message Board Archive
Topic: VM Labeling options
Replies: 3
Views: 5520

Good point! I hate to think we are re-inventing the wheel everytime we look at one of the focus movies. I'm sure the people that think they are going to find all the dust tracks aren't going to like it though.
by spk72
Thu Jun 15, 2006 4:25 am
Forum: Stardust@home Community
Topic: Do you have a relevant professional backgound?
Replies: 59
Views: 57331

I do failure analysis on medical equipment & spend a fair amount of time looking at PCB's with a microscope. Mostly though I'm an armchair scientist.
by spk72
Tue Jun 13, 2006 11:06 am
Forum: Stardust@home Community
Topic: True discoverer
Replies: 49
Views: 51313

Hi Nikita I am concerned about the fact that fewer than 200 people seem to show an interest during the first several days available to sign up to the message board out of the 100,000 who pre-signed to participate in the program. Even fewer have shown enough interest to actually post comments. I hav...
by spk72
Mon Jun 12, 2006 6:22 am
Forum: Stardust@home Community
Topic: is there's life in the space??????!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Replies: 44
Views: 88998

Life past or present?

What if an advanced civilization sent probes to earth when dinosaurs were here. Humans have a very short time compared to the dinosaurs so maybe they (advanced civilization) passed the earth up since there wasn’t intelligent life here. I also think the distances are to large, thousands of advanced c...