Space porn: These images are (quite literally) out of this world
CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — AltaGas Ltd. has agreed to pay more than $1.1 billion for natural gas businesses in Alaska and Michigan, which it says are a good fit with its own assets and part of a strategy of becoming a top North American energy infrastructure company.
The Calgary-based gas processor and pipeline operator said Wednesday it has agreed to buy SEMCO Energy of Port Huron, Michigan, from Continental Energy Systems LLC, another Michigan company.
SEMCO owns a regulated natural gas distribution company in Alaska through ENSTAR Natural Gas and part ownership of a gas storage terminal being built in Alaska. It also has gas distribution and storage businesses in Michigan.
ENSTAR is the largest natural gas distributor in Alaska, serving 132,000 mostly residential customers.
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.