Space porn: These images are (quite literally) out of this world
PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona sheriff’s officials say weapons experts believe that one person used the same weapon to gun down a deputy in Phoenix and a New Hampshire couple at a remote highway turnout near Sedona.
The Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office made the announcement Tuesday in a statement handed out to reporters before a news conference.
The deaths of James Johnson and Carol Raynsford of New Hampshire baffled authorities and led to speculation that the killings were committed by Drew Ryan Maras, who died in Sunday’s shootout with officers in Phoenix.
Similar guns — high-powered rifles — are believed to have been used in both cases, and the crime scenes are connected by Interstate 17.
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.