Space porn: These images are (quite literally) out of this world
The Arab-language broadcaster Al-Jazeera has received a video from this month’s killing spree allegedly carried out by Mohamed Merah, according to the French newspaper Le Parisien.
The package was received at the station’s offices in the Montparnasse neighborhood and contained a memory card and a letter and has been given to Judicial Police who have authenticated the video, according to the newspaper.
Merah, who was shot dead on Thursday at the end of a 32-hour police siege in Toulouse, was believed to be responsible for a killing spree in the city and in nearby Montauban that left seven people dead, including three children.
Authorities had reported early on that Merah was believed to have worn a video camera as he carried out the killings.
According to Le Parisien, the package bore a postmark dated March 21, or the day Merah was cornered by police. The newspaper said investigators were working to determine if the package was mailed by Merah himself on Tuesday evening March 20 or by an accomplice on the morning of March 21.
According to Reuters, a “source close to the investigation” said the video comprised a montage and audio of Islamist war songs.
An al-Jazeera employee confirmed this account, acoriding to Reuters.
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.
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