17 Sep 2018Many 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.
23 May 2018A 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.
14 Oct 2016The 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.
30 May 2016Software developer Björn Jónsson has received international acclaim for processing images from the Voyager missions. His latest feat is a mosaic of Ganymede, which sheds new light on this largest moon of Jupiter.
6 Apr 2016Richard Branson, owner of Virgin Galactic is quoted in the Daily Mail saying that the wife of PM Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson called him to sign up for a trip into space. Nonsense, says the PM.
15 Dec 2015The 2015 Geminid meteor shower was captured by astronomy club Stjörnuskoðunarfélag Seltjarnarness on Sunday night. The video is in real time and as you can see, two meteors pass through the atmosphere every minute during the peak of the meteor shower.
13 Oct 2015On Friday, October 16th an exhibition titled Yearning for Space will open in Ásmundarsafn in Reykjavik. The works in the exhibition date primarily from the 1950's and 1960´s around the dawn of the space age.
26 Jul 2015Fifty years after their first visit to the country, a group of Apollo astronauts returned to Iceland this month, on a new trip organised by The Exploration Museum in Húsavík, Northern Iceland.