Category Archives: astrophysics

Looking for clues for past life on Mars

NASA’s Curiosity Mars. Credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS On August 6, 2012, the NASA Curiosity rover landed on Mars at the base of Mount Sharp, a mountain the size of Kilimanjaro (~19,000 feet) in the middle of Gale Crater. Nina Lanza, space scientist at the Los Alamos National Laboratory, remembers the day well. As part of the team that […]

What if black holes were not… holes? A Los Alamos physicist explains his alternative theory behind these mysterious objects.

© Elena E. Giorgi The concept of a “black hole” — a celestial body so dense and massive that not even light can escape its gravitational field — dates back to the 18th century, with the theoretical work of Pierre-Simon Laplace and John Michell. But it wasn’t until the early 20th century that these mysterious […]