Space porn: These images are (quite literally) out of this world
BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi authorities say two bombs have exploded in a crowded market in northeastern Baghdad, killing at least nine people and wounding dozens more.
A police official said Friday’s bombs went off at midmorning in a market in the mostly Shiite Muslim neighborhood of Husseiniyah. A medical worker says at least nine people died and 50 were wounded. Both officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to release the information.
A fierce wave of attacks in Iraq has killed more than 125 people in the last 10 days, mostly targeting Shiites and government security forces. The bloodshed highlights the struggle the divided government faces in defeating al-Qaida-linked insurgents.
Earlier Friday, gunmen opened fire on a police checkpoint in western Baghdad, killing three officers.
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.