This is Ground Control to Major Blogger’s or Something a Little Different.

I’ve had a disturbing week and will blog about it soon..time is scarce right now..but I did want to add something here and thought this was kind of cool. Now I realise I sometimes have all the time in the world and many may find this task boring..but I kinda like it. So without further adieu I bring you a way to pass the hours and help the scientific world at the same time. Tres cool no. p>

The University of California at Berkeley’s Stardust@Home project, is geared towards finding a small number of star dust particles which (could) have become embedded in an aerogel collector on the Stardust spacecraft as it passed through the tail of the Wild 2 comet. Since this task would take many years if they analysed the data themselves, they’ve invited us..the public to give a helping hand & eye. You need only view a quick introduction and take an easy test and register; to help them view slides from microscope images of the collector and report if there looks to be a possible particle present. And all this from the cozy comfort of your own pc..imagine how ‘part of the solution & bigger picture’ you’ll feel

Yea..okay well..’some’ of us will feel then.

StardustNASAart.jpg Comet Flyby.

Understanding what powers a comet

Happy particle hunting one & all!

And for a little added pleasure try

 

UPDATE JANUARY 2013

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

What Year Do You Belong In?

Mine came back as:

You Belong in 1962

If you scored…

1950 – 1959: You’re fun loving, romantic, and more than a little innocent. See you at the drive in!

1960 – 1969: You are a free spirit with a huge heart. Love, peace, and happiness rule – oh, and drugs too.

1970 – 1979: Bold and brash, you take life by the horns. Whether you’re partying or protesting, you give it your all!

1980 – 1989: Wild, over the top, and just a little bit cheesy. You’re colorful at night – and successful during the day.

1990 – 1999: With you anything goes! You’re grunge one day, ghetto fabulous the next. It’s all good!

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2 Comments »

  1. Mary Blackchurch Said:

    Me too..seems there’s never enough time in the day to do it all. Good luck with the 6 at hand.

    Thanks for stopping in.

  2. SeniorGato Said:

    Thats pretty cool. I’m a 1973er myself. I’ve never heard of Stardust@Home, I’ll make sure to check it out. I’m already in 6 @home projects as it is tho.


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