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Title: [email protected]
Post by: on 09/15/2006 08:43 PM
I'm curious to know if anyone else is participating in the [email protected] project - analyzing samples from the Stardust probe at home on your PC?

And if so, how has it been going?

Title: RE: [email protected]
Post by: Chris Bergin on 09/15/2006 09:59 PM
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bhankiii - 15/9/2006  9:30 PM

I'm curious to know if anyone else is participating in the [email protected] project - analyzing samples from the Stardust probe at home on your PC?

And if so, how has it been going?


I'm glad someone's posted this. Welcome to the site.

Stardust is a fantastic project.

I know we're mostly about the vehicles here, but there was enough interest for the re-entry...so there should be enough interest in what it brought back.

So big bump and a friendly virtual kick up the backside to anyone who might be interested, to get interested :)
Title: Re: [email protected]
Post by: Jackson on 09/15/2006 10:10 PM
Is there a link to where people can get involved?
Title: Re: [email protected]
Post by: Chris Bergin on 09/15/2006 10:11 PM
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Jackson - 15/9/2006  10:57 PM

Is there a link to where people can get involved?

http://stardust.jpl.nasa.gov/home/index.html

http://stardustathome.ssl.berkeley.edu/
Title: Re: [email protected]
Post by: on 09/15/2006 11:24 PM
My current stats -  1400 slides examined, three possible specks of stardust found - probably one bit of stardust and two micrometeors.
Title: Re: [email protected]
Post by: STS Tony on 09/16/2006 08:21 PM
Launch and re-entry was interesting, but seen as NASA PAO don't care and let the interest die as they like to do, I can't say many people even knew there's more going on still.
Title: Re: [email protected]
Post by: penguin44 on 09/18/2006 08:23 PM
Thanks for the link, I am now logged in. Haven't found anything yet, however I am really good I picking up on the calibration slides.
Title: Re: [email protected]
Post by: on 09/18/2006 08:37 PM
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penguin44 - 18/9/2006  3:10 PM

Thanks for the link, I am now logged in. Haven't found anything yet, however I am really good I picking up on the calibration slides.

Don't expect to find much.  I read that they are expecting maybe 40 - 100 particles total.  I seem to be averaging about 1 find every 500 samples, and only one of those I'm really sure of.   Even so, it's more productive than a video game.
Title: Re: [email protected]
Post by: eeergo on 09/18/2006 10:50 PM
I'm in the project too, current status 330 movies viewed, with 4 possible candidates...