Space porn: These images are (quite literally) out of this world
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings have Adrian Peterson on their active roster for the season opener against Jacksonville.
Just as Peterson pushed for all summer, the 27-year-old star running back was on the list of 46 players suited up on Sunday to face the Jaguars. Peterson is a little more than eight months removed from surgery to repair a torn anterior cruciate ligament and medial collateral ligament in his left knee.
The Vikings waited until before the game to officially clear Peterson for action, but they’ve long said his workload will be limited at the start of the season.
Inactive for the Vikings were all backups, quarterback McLeod Bethel-Thompson, wide receiver Jarius Wright, cornerback A.J. Jefferson, safety Andrew Sendejo, linebackers Marvin Mitchell and Audie Cole and offensive lineman Mark Asper.
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.