Space porn: These images are (quite literally) out of this world
Just a quick question: Will Andrew Breitbart, the world’s most ethical crusading journalist, ever get around to issuing a correction to this post that appeared at his BigGovernment.com site last week?
Here’s the first paragraph of the post, by “financial writer” Chriss W. Street:
Nature Journal of Science, ranked as the world’s most cited scientific periodical, has just published the definitive study on Global Warming that proves the dominant controller of temperatures in the Earth’s atmosphere is due to galactic cosmic rays and the sun, rather than by man. One of the report’s authors, Professor Jyrki Kauppinen, summed up his conclusions regarding the potential for man-made Global Warming: “I think it is such a blatant falsification.”
The first sentence is a mischaracterization of a summary of a study. Breitbart could conceivably argue that it doesn’t warrant a correction, even though it’s intentionally misleading. But the second sentence is straight-up factually wrong. As Mark Follman writes at Mother Jones, Professor Jurki Kauppinen is not one of the report’s authors. He just isn’t.
New York Times “Dot Earth” writer Andrew Revkin submitted a correction request to Mediabugs, a media error-tracking site, but, shockingly, Breitbart has yet to fix the post.
So you should drop Andrew a line, maybe? He’s pretty busy, destroying the institutional left and having insane feverish conversations with imaginary military dudes about the coming violent civil war with liberals, but I’m sure he will get around to fixing this blatant factual error once it is pointed out to him.
Alex Pareene writes about politics for Salon and is the author of "The Rude Guide to Mitt." Email him at firstname.lastname@example.org and follow him on Twitter @pareeneMore Alex Pareene.
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.