Space porn: These images are (quite literally) out of this world
Domestic box-office totals through February for the most-honored films at the 82nd annual Academy Awards:
MOVIE: “The Hurt Locker,” Summit Entertainment.
OSCARS: Six, including best picture and director.
BOX OFFICE: $12.7 million so far.
MOVIE: “Avatar,” 20th Century Fox.
OSCARS: Three, including best art direction and visual effects.
BOX OFFICE: $706 million so far.
MOVIE: “Crazy Heart,” 20th Century Fox.
OSCARS: Two, including best actor and original song.
BOX OFFICE: $25 million so far.
MOVIE: “Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire.” Lionsgate.
OSCARS: Two, including best supporting actress and best adapted screenplay.
BOX OFFICE: $47 million so far.
MOVIE: “Up,” The Walt Disney Co.
OSCARS: Two, including best animated feature and original score.
BOX OFFICE: $293 million so far.
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.