Space porn: These images are (quite literally) out of this world
YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — A court in southern Myanmar has sentenced 92 Thai nationals to three and a half years in prison for entering the country illegally to grow crops.
A senior Immigration Ministry official said Wednesday the verdicts had been issued a day earlier in Kawthuang, a town on Myanmar’s southern tip.
The official declined to be identified because he was unauthorized to speak to the media.
Thailand’s Foreign Ministry confirmed the verdicts, but made no immediate comment.
The Thais were arrested during a military operation in early July for illegally entering the country and attempting to grow rubber crops on 1,500 acres of land.
So far the case has not affected bilateral relations. Last week, Myanmar’s president ended a three-day visit with an agreement to boost economic cooperation between the two neighbors.
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.