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TWO more questions

Posted: Sat Sep 02, 2006 6:09 am
by Martin Whillock
1. How do I recognise a calibration movie /
2. I am trying to recruit more searchers. Having an Aerogel sample would help - could Stardust send me a bit ? I can't afford to buy any !

Re: TWO more questions

Posted: Sat Sep 02, 2006 8:04 am
by DustBuster
Martin Whillock wrote:1. How do I recognise a calibration movie /
2. I am trying to recruit more searchers. Having an Aerogel sample would help - could Stardust send me a bit ? I can't afford to buy any !
Hi Martin.

Firstly, after you click on a calibration movie, your "answered correctly" or "answered incorrectly" should increment by one immediately.
Secondly, others have stated that the 'look' of some of the calibration movies is a dead giveaway. If you are not able to spot them this way, it may become more obvious to you with more hours logged on the VM.

Hope that helps.

Re: TWO more questions

Posted: Sat Sep 02, 2006 9:14 am
by Sharqua
Martin Whillock wrote:2. I am trying to recruit more searchers. Having an Aerogel sample would help - could Stardust send me a bit ? I can't afford to buy any !
Hello! And welcome!

Aerogel is available commercially in the United States, but it is EXTREMELY expensive. A piece the size of a quarter runs about 50 dollars U.S.

I would be extremely surprised if Berkeley had any kind of a supply of this stuff, as the space portion of the project is not based out of that university.

Regards,

-Shar

Re: TWO more questions

Posted: Sat Sep 02, 2006 1:55 pm
by cthiker
Sharqua wrote:Aerogel is available commercially in the United States, but it is EXTREMELY expensive.
Martin - you may want to see other posts on aerogel, such as...

http://stardustathome.ssl.berkeley.edu/ ... .php?t=147

...or search the forum for "aerogel" and "buy". Bottom line, tho - the stuff ain't cheap!

Hope that helps, and Happy Dusting!