Space porn: These images are (quite literally) out of this world
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — If things were a little bananas at the Nebraska Medical Center this weekend, it might be because of a special patient who needed jaw surgery.
A 27-year-old silverback gorilla named Motuba was brought in Saturday for a CT scan after a scuffle with another gorilla. Doug Armstrong, director of animal health at Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo, says the zoo doesn’t can’t perform the scan.
Motuba is among four silverbacks that socialize together at the zoo. Armstrong says Motuba and one of the younger gorillas apparently got into a physical confrontation that left the older gorilla with a fractured jaw that pushed three of his teeth outward.
Amstrong says after surveying the extent of the Motuba’s injuries, surgery was done to remove a piece of bone and the askew teeth.
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.