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by Aquila Hawk
Thu Aug 10, 2006 11:13 am
Forum: Stardust@home Community
Topic: Compulsion or obsession?
Replies: 2
Views: 5482

They're like digital potato chips. I just can't stop myself.
by Aquila Hawk
Tue Aug 08, 2006 10:16 pm
Forum: Message Board Archive
Topic: What would you be doing if you weren't dustbusting?
Replies: 14
Views: 14395

Actively studying the Helderberg Escarpment just outside of Albany, NY.
by Aquila Hawk
Sun Aug 06, 2006 11:31 am
Forum: Stardust@home Community
Topic: Aerogel Optics
Replies: 3
Views: 6424

The fact that the Aerogel is silica glass, I would imagine that it would be isotropic. However, since it is also comprised of a latice, I'm not sure. Also, just by the nature of the tracks, I would venture to guess that the slides are in plain polarized light as it is. Other features in the aerogel ...
by Aquila Hawk
Tue Aug 01, 2006 9:48 am
Forum: Message Board Archive
Topic: Squares per movie
Replies: 2
Views: 4344

I think vtorres means resolution. In that case it is 500x375 pixels for 187,500 pixels all together. Like fjgiie said, there are 40 images per movie, so the total resolution would be 7,500,000 pixels.
by Aquila Hawk
Mon Jul 31, 2006 6:18 pm
Forum: Message Board Archive
Topic: How soon before we can take the test?
Replies: 41
Views: 36153

I figure I have 2 hours between the project going live, and the beginning of my line shift. And with temps approaching 100 outside, I doubt I will be able to leave all that soon. So, hopefully, I can at least make those two hours count. :D Good luck everyone, and let's hope we find a few dust partic...
by Aquila Hawk
Mon Jul 31, 2006 12:12 pm
Forum: Stardust@home Community
Topic: Trivia!
Replies: 79
Views: 85027

If this wasn't a tie breaker, I would chime in right now with the answer. Dustbuster, Trev, good luck.
by Aquila Hawk
Wed Jul 19, 2006 3:00 pm
Forum: Stardust@home Discussion
Topic: Complaint Dept. for Tutorial Update - Movie #11
Replies: 27
Views: 30917

Oh thank you my nVidia GeForce FX 6200 GPU and vibrant 17" screen. :lol: That is a tough one and if that is the nature of the interstellar dust, then we won't be breezing through this as fast as some of us thought. I do have to say, the stardust aerogel is a LOT cleaner then I had thought. Mir had s...
by Aquila Hawk
Mon Jul 17, 2006 4:49 pm
Forum: Stardust@home Community
Topic: Trivia!
Replies: 79
Views: 85027

Sweet! Someone answered the questions! :D Few things though, I would have accepted chondrites (rocky meteorites) for #8 and I have actually seen and held one of the oldest dated sedimentary rock. But anyway, you were right on there. Your turn Ferrum
by Aquila Hawk
Wed Jul 12, 2006 2:34 pm
Forum: Message Board Archive
Topic: Picture Perfect ?
Replies: 22
Views: 20842

albutterworth wrote:I'm currently away from UC Berkeley Space Sciences Lab working on X-ray spectroscopy of Stardust comet particles (this is really cool science!).
Agreed, it's probably one of the coolest identification techniques in the geosciences. That, SEM, and Petroscopes.
by Aquila Hawk
Tue Jul 11, 2006 10:03 am
Forum: Stardust@home Community
Topic: Other Space News
Replies: 139
Views: 212194

Aquila, By the way, I meant that watching the ISS & Shuttle in space is cool, not that you mentioned seeing Mir in space and showing your age. Sorry! When I reread that after it posted I thought "I'm probably hated now...." Don't worry, I actually got a laugh out of that. :D Oh, Alex41, nice find o...
by Aquila Hawk
Sun Jul 09, 2006 11:40 am
Forum: Stardust@home Community
Topic: Where are the signed up members from?
Replies: 286
Views: 308175

Another reason to consider, at least for the forum, is that there are a lot (note most) of people who don't speak or read english. So a project and forum that is in a language they do not know would not have the same appeal.
by Aquila Hawk
Thu Jul 06, 2006 9:39 am
Forum: Message Board Archive
Topic: Picture Perfect ?
Replies: 22
Views: 20842

Note that we also haven't seen much of the Berkeley staff here lately. I think they are closed for the week. I wouldn't blame them though, they have been working really hard on this one.
by Aquila Hawk
Wed Jul 05, 2006 10:24 pm
Forum: Stardust@home Community
Topic: Other Space News
Replies: 139
Views: 212194

I once saw Atlantis docked with Mir, but that was obviously a long time ago. :D
by Aquila Hawk
Sun Jun 25, 2006 6:25 pm
Forum: Stardust@home Community
Topic: Describe the universe in one word...
Replies: 146
Views: 225988

Beyond
by Aquila Hawk
Thu Jun 22, 2006 3:27 pm
Forum: Message Board Archive
Topic: Update of "Picture perfect: aerogel scanning progress&q
Replies: 3
Views: 4976

http://stardustathome.ssl.berkeley.edu/forum/viewtopic.php?t=78 The picture is updated periodically, usually every day. The team here does realize how much we want to start the project and they have been keeping us up to date on the process. Here are a few things that they have said about the movies...