Space porn: These images are (quite literally) out of this world
If the demise of former social media giant MySpace was predicted years ago, today’s announcement that the site is syncing with Facebook might just be the final nail in its coffin. A recent redesign was supposed to set the News Corp. network up to gain some of its lost ground, but acquiescing to Facebook’s popularity may be a sign that MySpace realizes the jig is up.
CNET has an explanation of how the syncing will work, and don’t think Twitter is being ignored — it’s got a piece of the action too. If you’re even still using MySpace, GeekSugar wants to know. In other news, News Corp. is trying to merge its online advertising arm with its social network, because everyone needs to make that cheddar. The advertising revolution might not be going so well just yet, though, because the company extended its Google ad contract for another month.
Across the Web, more senior citizens are flocking to social media, so now your mom can see what it’s like to have a parent make embarassing comments on her wall. Retailer Urban Outfitters has integrated the Facebook “like” button into its online marketing scheme, and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu caught up with the 21st century by jumping into the holy trifecta of Facebook-Twitter-YouTube this week. Mazel tov!
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.