Abbreviations, IDP, Ejecta, WCO

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Terms and Abbreviations

Post by squint »

Is there an official list of Terms and Abbreviations.
I also had a "passed 1st cut" , "another IDP" but have been trying to find out what "another IDP" was supposed to mean. Movie http://stardustathome.ssl.berkeley.edu/ ... d=433711V1

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Post by Wolter »

At the moment there is no list. However in the Movie Review post: http://stardustathome.ssl.berkeley.edu/ ... .php?t=879 IDP was described as Interplanetary Dust Particle. So no Interstellar dust.
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Post by squint »

Thanks for the update..A glossary of terms abbreviations and acronyms would be helpfull in the future. The glossary which is posted is quite limited at this point.

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Abbreviations, IDP, Ejecta, WCO

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What are IDP and WCO standing for?
(passed cut 1)

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Post by albutterworth »

Please find our glossary here
http://stardustathome.ssl.berkeley.edu/definitions.php

We are adding to the list as we define new terms for My Events.


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Post by DustBuster »

Please find the glossary here
http://stardustathome.ssl.berkeley.edu/definitions.php

They are adding to the list as they define new terms for My Events.
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Re: Abbreviations

Post by icebike »

sub212 wrote:What are IDP and WCO standing for?
(passed cut 1)
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jsellers
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IDP or ejecta

Post by jsellers »

I got this Stardust@Home Team Official Comment for
Movie 9982449V1: "Passed cut 1 ... IDP or ejecta, lower right"

I can only guess the meaning, because unless I'm blind, the definitions page does not yet define IDP or ejecta. The DP in IDP is likely "dust particle" though I'm not sure what the "ejecta" is supposed to have been ejected from! Could anyone who knows please let me know, Thanks.

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Re: IDP or ejecta

Post by jcbc »

jsellers wrote:I got this Stardust@Home Team Official Comment for
Movie 9982449V1: "Passed cut 1 ... IDP or ejecta, lower right"
I have that movie too; it was the second one I clicked on. :)

I think, from reading other places in the forum, IDP is Interplanetary Dust Particle, i.e. NOT an Interstellar (IS) dust particle.

JCBC

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IDP or Ejecta.. what does this mean?

Post by Belinda »

So excited - four of the events I have flagged have been looked at - two inclusions and one aerogel frag, but one of them:
Movie 9982449V1 175 51 Passed cut 1 IDP or ejecta, lower right
http://stardustathome.ssl.berkeley.edu/ ... =9982449V1
So my question:
After having a bit of a browse on the site, I cant find the meaning of the comments - can anyone help?

Cheers
Belinda

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Post by the moon »

IDP intersteller dust particule, in other words the junk we're looking for. Ejecta is stuff that broke off from the spacecraft and hit the collector. Usually the short, low angle tracks like the one in your movie are caused by ejecta, but to know for sure they have to examine it with the microscope more closely or extract it.

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Post by pointyhat »

the moon wrote:IDP intersteller dust particule
I think you'll find from here: update that IDP actually stands for 'Interplanetary Dust Particle' - not what we are looking for but interesting. Interstellar dust particles are abbreviated IS in the comments.

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Post by the moon »

We're not looking for interplanetary particles? I bet they'd want to see anything that came from outterspace, whether or not it came from this solar system or outside it.

Edit: Oh I looked at some other posts and they do seem to imply that interplanetary particles are different from intersteller but they don't define interplanetary. I assumed the terms were interchangable.

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Post by Jwb52z »

"Interstellar" means "betweenn stars". "Interplanetary" means "between planets".

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Post by the moon »

Yeah I know, but the spacecraft didn't leave the solar system so why do they use the term interstellar? What's the difference between intersteller and interplanetary particules? And why would their tracks looks different?

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