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.
Happy particle hunting one & all!
And for a little added pleasure try
UPDATE JANUARY 2013
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!