Space porn: These images are (quite literally) out of this world
The New York Times is reporting that Pakistan’s top military spy agency has arrested some of the Pakistani informants who fed information to the CIA before the U.S. commando raid that killed al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden.
The Times, in a story posted on its website late Tuesday, said Pakistan detained five CIA informants, including a Pakistani army major who officials said copied the license plates of cars visiting bin Laden’s compound in Pakistan in the weeks before the raid. The fate of the CIA informants who were arrested was unclear.
U.S.-Pakistani relations have been strained, but a CIA spokeswoman and Pakistan’s ambassador to the U.S. told the newspaper the two countries continue to fight against terrorism.
The ambassador said it was not appropriate to reveal details now.
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.