Space porn: These images are (quite literally) out of this world
BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi officials say gunmen using silenced weapons have killed two Iraqi policemen in northeastern Baghdad.
Police say the gunmen attacked a police patrol on Sunday morning, opening fire from a speeding car in the mostly Shiite neighborhood of Ur. A third policeman was wounded in the attack, they said.
A medic at the nearby Imam Ali hospital confirmed the casualties.
All officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to talk to reporters.
Security forces and government offices are top targets for insurgents seeking to undermine the Shiite-led Iraqi government.
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.