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Trulayne
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News about Stardust@Home

Post by Trulayne »

I posted this in another thread but it has been suggested that we need a
thread where anyone can post updated info about Stardust@Home.

Here is an article about the current status on the planetary society site:
http://www.planetary.org/programs/proje ... 61206.html

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Post by Sharqua »

Thanks for bringing that article up! Very interesting. :)

From the article:
In addition, the Stardust@home crew has been hard at work producing "calibration movies." These look for all intents and purposes like real Stardust@home movies, containing the telltale signs of an interstellar dust particle track. In fact, the calibration movies are artificially produced by combining real Stardust@home movies with track images taken from aerogel bombarded with particles at an accelerator in Germany. These calibration movies will be interspersed among the "real" Stardust@home movies that will be sent out to users around the world. By tracking whether any individual user detects or ignores the tracks in the planted movies, the Stardust@home team will get a pretty good idea of the user's level of skill or - just as likely - whether he or she is paying attention! Only results from users with a proven track record will be considered in pinpointing the location of real interstellar dust particles.
The very last sentence in this paragraph is interesting. I must wonder if this is an indication that a certain percentage of accuracy must be maintained (via calibration movies) for your submission to count? I'm trying to decide what I would think about this as a possibility. Interesting, certainly. Bad for those folks who click-click-click through movies -- they would lose the credit for a real particle! Good for those who are careful and pay attention.

Interesting.

-Shar

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Home News

Post by fjgiie »

Hi All,

Please don't do as I did and run right to Community without seeing here:

http://stardustathome.ssl.berkeley.edu/

You can also have fun searching GOOGLE, as there is lots and lots there about Stardust at Home.

:)
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fflo
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Wild2-dusting results published

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Today's New York Times reports about the first publication of results on the comet's dust brought home to Earth by our Stardust.
For more information go to NASA's weblink:

http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/stard ... index.html

fflo

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Post by jsmaje »

Suggest you re-post to the same topic - Stardust in the News - already raised in the Discussion forum.

GelDelve

Post by GelDelve »

jsmaje wrote:Suggest you re-post to the same topic - Stardust in the News - already raised in the Discussion forum.
In "defense" of fflo, she probably picked the correct forum category for this type of post, although it's really no big deal one way or the other.

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Wild2-dusting results published

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GelDelve wrote:
jsmaje wrote:Suggest you re-post to the same topic - Stardust in the News - already raised in the Discussion forum.
In "defense" of fflo, she probably picked the correct forum category for this type of post, although it's really no big deal one way or the other.
Thanks for the various suggestions. I thought indeed that I picked the appropriate forum category and agree there is no big deal; but I will not change into a "she" since I am too old for that
:oops:
Happy Dusting, Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year
fflo

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Wild2-dusting results published

Post by jsmaje »

Call me annoyingly pedantic :wink: , but this thread was in fact for "News about Stardust@Home", i.e. this interstellar dust volunteer project, and not the wider issue of "Stardust In the News", such as the latest cometary dust results referred to by fflo.
It's just that it can become very difficult following a particular subject when contributions are posted under a variety of topics in different forums.

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Post by fjgiie »

Hi jsmaje,

I am the culprit. I found the old topic and placed this thread in it. The good news about the comet maybe deserves two places to post. :D

Thanks,

fjgiie

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Re: Wild2-dusting results published

Post by fflo »

jsmaje wrote:Call me annoyingly pedantic :wink: , but ...................
It's just that it can become very difficult following a particular subject when contributions are posted under a variety of topics in different forums.
I agree with what you say, but you see we found each other in all those threads.
Moreover I would say, being pedantic is a virtue in our dusting business :?:
Keep dusting and :)

GelDelve

Re: Wild2-dusting results published

Post by GelDelve »

fflo wrote: but I will not change into a "she" since I am too old for that
Sorry about the gender miscue! :shock:

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Post by Pupper »

Here is a link to a report that includes information about Stardust@home. http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070115/ap_ ... stronomy_7

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Post by cthiker »

Pupper wrote:Here is a link to a report that includes information about Stardust@home. http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070115/ap_ ... stronomy_7
Good catch, Pupper! Same article appeared in Space.com (Alicia Chang, AP)...
http://www.space.com/news/070116_ap_space_online.html
Nice to know we're not totally forgotten out there!

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Post by xxxxxy »

Artice about stardust was also published in Slovenian astronomical magazine Spika.

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Post by fjgiie »

Michael Zolensky, who studies cosmic dust, said workers were gathered around a television watching news reports of the situation.

http://www.comcast.net/news/index.jsp?c ... n_nasabldg

http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/ap/tx/4735435.html

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/04/20/us/20 ... ref=slogin


Dr. Michael Zolensky and Dr. Donald Brownlee
http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/stard ... 01788.html

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