Space porn: These images are (quite literally) out of this world
And then there were five … The Mole (8 p.m., ABC) trudges onward, with the remaining contestants forced to defend their fortress against “foreign aggressors.” On a Valentine’s Day episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer (8 p.m., WB), lovelorn Spike is rejected by Buffy, but that’s cool, because a certain nutty ex of his has just come back to town. Clothing-optional rapper Lil’ Kim guests on DAG (8:30 p.m., NBC). Frasier (9 p.m., NBC) does its version of the Gwyneth Paltrow movie “Sliding Doors,” with Frasier meeting the same woman under two different scenarios. Angel and his former posse are both investigating the same case on Angel (9 p.m., WB). Frontline (10 p.m., PBS, check local listings) presents “Hackers,” a look at the vulnerability of the Internet.
In the three-part documentary series Secrets of the Pharaohs (8 p.m., PBS, check local listings), scientists use DNA testing on mummified remains to trace the effects of inbreeding on the ancient rulers. Bon Jovi Crush Tour (9 p.m., Fox Family) finds the Jersey hair-metal legends in Zurich, Switzerland, performing their first concert in five years.
Kings at Jazz (8 p.m., TBS)
Rosie O’Donnell (syndicated) Bill Cosby, Ashton Kutcher
David Letterman (CBS) Tom Cavanagh
Jay Leno (NBC) Jennifer Aniston, Ricky Martin with Christina Aguilera
Conan O’Brien (NBC) Bob Costas, Jessica Alba
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NASA astronaut Mike Hopkins
On December 28, 2013, Expedition 38 crew member Mike Hopkins participating in the second of two space walks to replace a degraded pump module on the International Space Station. (NASA astronaut Rick Mastracchio is reflected in his helmet!)
The Soyuz TMA-10M
The Soyuz TMA-10M headed towards the International Space Station with crew members from Expedition 37 onboard.
40 years ago the Apollo 8 mission flew up to the moon, orbited it ten times and then returned to Earth. This picture was taken from that flight and shows the Earth as it seemingly rises in similar fashion to a sunrise.
Sunrise from Expedition 36
NASA Flight Engineer Karen L. Nyberg of Expedition 36 took this photo of the sun rising -- a sight they saw nearly 16 times per day due to the speed of the International Space Station's orbit around the earth.
A pair of NanoRacks CubeSats -- nanosattelite spacecrafts carrying experiments -- were launched by Expedition 38.