Groundbreaking Four Corners methane study among lab’s scientific breakthroughs in 2014
|The Four Corners area, in red, left, is a major|
U.S. hot spot for methane emissions. (NASA Image)
A variation of this story also appeared in the Farmington Daily Times
There were big discoveries at LANL this year
|Los Alamos National Laboratory’s Elena|
Guardincerri,right, and Shelby Fellows prepare
a lead hemisphere inside a muon tomography
machine. (LANL photo.)
How NASA’s next Mars rover will hunt for signs of past life
|The Mars 2020 Rover. (NASA image)|
The seven instruments include SuperCam, designed to sense organic compounds in rocks and regolith through mineralogy and chemical composition analysis. Principal investigator: Roger Wiens, Los Alamos National Laboratory. (full story)
Nuclear plan to blast rogue asteroids
|LANL asteroid killer model. (LANL image)|
Scientists at Los Alamos National Laboratory said last week that the threat of an asteroid impact is far greater than had been realised and research was required to work out the best way to destroy or deflect them.
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Space weather: Plasma waves responsible for particle fallout in Earth’s atmosphere
|Balloon Array for Radiation belt|
Relativistic Electron Losses.
Los Alamos team explores renewables for Arch Hurley
A study by economists and engineers with the Los Alamos National Laboratory has concluded that the Arch Hurley Conservancy District could finance some improvements with the proceeds of wind and solar energy generation facilities located on district property.
The $60,000 study, financed by a grant from New Mexico Small Business Assistance, represents a possible approach the Arch Hurley district could take to earn some extra spending money, Phillip Box, an Arch Hurley board member, said. (full story)
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