"I claim this dust mote in the name of…"

An unprecedented opportunity to contribute to the state of astro-geology is being presented by the University of California at Berkely. You can participate in their stardust@home project to analyze aerogel images for interstellar dust grains that were returned to Earth a few days ago aboard the NASA mission Stardust.

If you pass the training course and spot a legitimate dust track, you get to name that bit of supernova debris.

I hesitate to suggest my default name of “Bob” because it seems like an ancient sample of the universe needs a more resounding name. “Robert” might be more appropriate…

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2 Responses to "I claim this dust mote in the name of…"

  1. Mike says:

    Robert the Omniscient Dust Track IV.

    Why did I immediately start thinking of Katamari Damacy upon reading this post? Is the King of All Cosmos drunk again?

  2. Bill says:

    I will not be sucked into this cultish phenomenon that you are referring to! I wil resist!

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