Mars Rover Tested in Iceland: Video

Mars Rover Tested in Iceland: Video

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Surtsey island. The assistants will take pictures from the air.

Scientists and Flying Assistants to Surtsey

9 Jul A group of scientists will be traveling to Surtsey island later this month, bringing along two flying assistants, one of them winged.

Kári Stefánsson, founder of deCODE genetics.

Icelandic Scientist Elected by NAS

3 May Professor Kári Stefánsson, CEO and director of deCODE genetics, has been elected foreign associate of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS).

Museum of the moon is a new touring artwork by UK artist Luke Jerram.

Giant moon set up in Harpa concert hall

5 Feb A giant moon has been installed at Harpa Concert Hall and Conference Centre in connection with an IT conference called UT messan. The theme of the conference is man's first voyage to the moon.

Total eclipse of the moon tonight in Iceland

20 Jan The first and only total eclipse of the moon occurs in Iceland tonight and those who want to try to see it should try to wake up at 4:30 am (Monday morning). The next total eclipse of the moon takes place in 2022 in Iceland.  

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Space habitats tested out in Iceland

17 Sep 2018 Many factors point to the most viable habitats for people on planets other than Earth being in underground caves. Company 4th Planet logistics have now been working on ways to map out and construct caves on the Moon and on Mars. This work has been done in Stefánshellir cave in Hallmundarhraun in Iceland.

Kári Stefánsson, CEO of deCODE, anthropologist Sunna Ebensardóttir and anthropologist Agnar Helgason.

deCode Genetics publish new findings on the founding of the Icelandic population

31 May 2018 In a study published today, scientists at deCODE Genetics report new findings about the founding of the Icelandic population, and its subsequent evolution, based on ancient DNA. The study appears today in the online edition of Science.

Dr. Jennifer Heldmann explained NASA's interest in Iceland at a lecture at the University of Reykjavik.

NASA to prepare Mars mission in Iceland

23 May 2018 A NASA research team is now exploring Icelandic conditions for research to be conducted to plan missions to Mars and other planets in the future. Many geological similarities to Mars says NASA scientist.

Katla volcano in South Iceland.

Earthquake in Iceland’s Katla volcano

5 Jan 2017 An earthquake of magnitude 3,5 took place this morning in Katla, one of Iceland’s largest volcanoes.

The Landsat-8 satellite takes us over Iceland's southeastern coast and the Vatnajökull glacier in this false-colour image from 6 September 2014.

Vatnajökull featured by the European Space Agency

14 Oct 2016 The ESA (European Space Agency) has posted a satelite image of Vatnajökull when the Holuhraun eruption had just begun as their weekly image of Earth from space. The Icelandic Parliament yesterday accepted a proposal to look into Iceland signing up for the ESA.

Tonight great chance for dazzling Northern Lights show in Iceland

28 Sep 2016 A combination of high Northern Lights activity and clear skies this evening is expected to make for perfect condition for fans to see the stunning atmospheric phenomenon.

Icelandic children second fittest in the world

27 Sep 2016 Icelandic children rank second in a new study on physical fitness conducted by the University of North Dakota and the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario.

Kári Stefánsson, CEO of deCODE Genetics.

New Icelandic study shows that human genetic diversity is the outcome of a battle between the sexes

21 Sep 2016 In a new study, researchers at deCODE genetics have used their unique population data resources to shed new light on the processes which continuously shape the diversity of the human genome. This was announced in a press release on Monday.

A total solar eclipse in Egypt, March 2006.

Start preparing your 2026 Iceland solar eclipse trip now!

7 Sep 2016 Bookings are already coming for cruise ship slots in Reykjavik for August 2026, when locals and visitors will be treated to a spectacular total eclipse of the sun.

Mt. Katla

When will she blow? Iceland’s vicious Katla volcano rumbles

26 Jul 2016 Two earthquakes of magnitude 3.2 occurred in the Katla caldera in Mýrdalsjökull glacier around 4:00 AM this morning. Ten smaller earthquakes followed.

A Hekla eruption.

Iceland’s Hekla volcano “ready to blow”

20 Jun 2016 “We could be looking at a major disaster when the next eruption begins if we are not careful.”

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