Wolter wrote:CM are there to train you to look for specific tell tail signs of a track.
Hang on, Wolter. The CMs are there to train us 'to look for the specific tell tail signs' of the sort of track they thought we would most likely see
, from previous lab and cometary dust track experiments. It was nevertheless made plain that no one
has ever seen a truly interstellar
particle impact into this particular aerogel collector, and that we should keep an eye out 'for the unexpected'. As far as I'm aware, after a quarter of the collector has been looked at, far fewer similar-looking 'tell-tail' tracks have been found so far than had been predicted.
While it may be sensible to reject those movies with multiple 'inclusions' all at the same level, or even distributed at various levels, it is undeniable that (disregarding the jpeg artefacts) the smallest CM tracks are not much (if any) bigger than some singular sub-surface black dots such as the moon
, quite rightly in my opinion, clicked on. After all, the CMs were made before any of the team knew just what might actually be found.
Personally I'm finding it very difficult to give up clicking on what I nevertheless think might eventually turn out to be an isolated inclusion, just in case.
And I would really like to see an official explanation (if one exists - I've only seen vague theories so far) of exactly what these Ãnclusions actually are in the chemical/aerogel structural sense, and why some are dot-like whilst others look like very short splinters. Zack G. - we need you!