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[email protected] Finds Some Stardust

What’s new at [email protected], the groundbreaking program that asked volunteers to help find interstellar dust particles collected by the spacecraft Stardust.

Interstellar Dust Grains Found by [email protected]

Seven possible interstellar dust grains have been found by [email protected], a citizen scientist project that The Planetary Society helped out early on. The dust grains would be the first ever examples of contemporary interstellar dust.

Citizen Science projects for Planetary Science: Get Involved! Do Science!

Citizen Science projects let volunteers easily contribute to active science programs. They're useful when there is so much data it overwhelms computing algorithms (if they exist) or the scientific research team attempting to process it.

Stardust Contest: "Are We There Yet?"

There's a new Planetary Society contest:

New items on the website: Rover update and [email protected]

I just wanted to point out a couple of new items on the website.

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