Louise Riofrio

Louise M. Riofrio (using the stage name Louisa Riofrio) is a scientist and an actress in film and television.

Education and careerEdit

She worked on a publication using returned Apollo Moon samples.[1] She also worked on other lunar related subjects.[2][3] Through analysis of lunar orbital data, she discovered a possible anomaly with possible implications for physics and cosmology.[4] Riofrio presented a cosmological model.[5] Riofrio presented her cosmological model at the 2004 Beyond Einstein meeting at Stanford University.[6]

As an actress she has worked in many different geographic locations. She has had uncredited appearances in 2 episodes of NCIS: New Orleans: "Outlaws" and "Ties that Bind". She appeared as "Parade Princess" in the 2016 episode "Let the Good Times Roll" of the television series One Mississippi. She appeared in the 2015 film Jurassic City. In 2017 she made an uncredited appearance in the science-fiction disaster film Geostorm.

In 2021 in connection with the Mars 2020 mission, many social media users propagated as an photograph taken from Mars what is actually a digital illustration created by Riofrio in 2010. At that time she was working as a scientist at Houston's NASA Johnson Space Center.[7][8]

Riofrio is currently a Crew Candidate for the #DearMoon mission to travel around the Moon on a SpaceX Starship in 2023.[7]

Selected publications and meeting abstractsEdit

  • Riofrio, L. (2006). "Hot Young Solution to Faint Sun Paradox". American Geophysical Union, Fall Meeting 2006. AGU Fall Meeting Abstracts. 2006. pp. SH43A–1506. Bibcode:2006AGUFMSH43A1506R. (See faint young Sun paradox.)
  • Riofrio, L. M. (2005). "Sources and mass energy observed in Saturn's rings". AGU Fall Meeting Abstracts. 2005. pp. P33B–0240. Bibcode:2005AGUFM.P33B0240R.
  • Riofrio, L. M. (2006). "Space/Time, Supernovae and the Faint Young Sun". IAU Joint Discussion. 7. p. 36. Bibcode:2006IAUJD...7E..36R.
  • Riofrio, L. M. (2007). "Lunar Exploration and the Speed of Light". AGU Fall Meeting Abstracts. 2007. pp. P51B–0490. Bibcode:2007AGUFM.P51B0490R.
  • Riofrio, Louise (2008). "Hot Young Solution to Faint Sun and Supernova Problems". APS April Meeting Abstracts. pp. R8.009. Bibcode:2008APS..APR.R8009R.
  • with David S. McKay, Bonnie L. Cooper, Larry Taylor, Sue Wentworth, John Lindsay, and Sarah K. Noble: Unique Properties of Lunar Dust Critical to Human Health. 2009.
  • with D. S. McKay and B. L. Cooper: McKay, David S.; Riofrio, Louise; Cooper, Bonnie L. (2009). "Does the lunar regolith contain secrets of the Solar System? Using the Moon as a cosmic witness plate". Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union. 5 (S264): 475–477. doi:10.1017/S1743921309993140.

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ McKay, D. S.; Cooper, B. L.; Riofrio, L. M. (2009). "New measurements of the particle size distribution of Apollo 11 lunar soil". Lunar and Planetary Science Conference. 40: 2051. Bibcode:2009LPI....40.2051M.
  2. ^ Cooper, B. L.; McKay, D. S.; Taylor, L. A.; Kawamoto, H.; Riofrio, L. M.; Gonzalez, C. P. (2010). "Extracting respirable particles from lunar regolith for toxicology studies". Earth and Space: 66–73. doi:10.1061/41096(366)9. ISBN 9780784410967.
  3. ^ Cooper, Bonnie L.; McKay, David S.; Riofrio, L. M.; Taylor, L. A.; Gonzales, C. P. (2010). "Sub-10-micron and respirable particles in lunar soils". Lunar and Planetary Science Conferences. Lunar and Planetary Science Conference. 41. p. 2279. Bibcode:2010LPI....41.2279C.
  4. ^ Riofrio, L. (2012). "Calculation of lunar orbit anomaly". Planetary Science. 1 (1): 1. Bibcode:2012PlSci...1....1R. doi:10.1186/2191-2521-1-1.
  5. ^ Riofrio, L. (2005). "GM=tc3 Space/Time Explanation of Supernova Data". Observing Dark Energy, ASP Conference Series, Proceedings of a Meeting Held 18–20 March 2004 in Tucson, Arizona. Edited by Sidney C. Wolff and Tod R. Lauer. San Francisco: Astronomical Society of the Pacific. 339: 181. Bibcode:2005ASPC..339..181R.
  6. ^ "GM=tc3 Space/Time Explanation of Supernova Data" (PDF). Beyond Einstein Meeting, Stanford Linear Accelerator Center, May 12–14, 2004.
  7. ^ a b Olakoyenikan, Segun (March 3, 2021). "Image of 'Earth, Jupiter, and Venus' from Mars?". AFP Nigeria. (See AFP.)
  8. ^ "Fact check: Photo does not show actual image of Earth, Venus and Jupiter as seen from Mars but an illustration". Reuters. February 26, 2021.

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