Space porn: These images are (quite literally) out of this world
Low-flying NATO military craft hit Tripoli in eleven successive attacks on Tuesday in rare daytime strikes on the Libyan capital.
The strikes that shook the city appeared to land close to Gadhafi’s sprawling compound, but government officials were not immediately available to confirm the targets.
NATO officials have warned for days that they were seeking to increase the scope and intensity of their two-month old campaign to oust Gadhafi after more than 40 years in power.
NATO is assisting a four-month old rebel insurgency that has seized swaths of eastern Libya and pockets in the regime’s stronghold of western Libya.
After some of the strikes, pro-Gadhafi loyalists fired anti-aircraft weapons into the air.
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.