Space porn: These images are (quite literally) out of this world
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Officials say Israel and Hamas militants have exchanged fire in the most serious flare-up in months on the Jewish state’s border with the Gaza Strip.
An Israeli army spokeswoman says Palestinian militants fired around 30 rockets on Monday. Gaza’s Interior Ministry says Israel’s military launched around 20 missiles, mostly toward targets in the southern Gaza city of Khan Younis.
Palestinian health official Ashraf al-Kidra says that five people were injured.
The exchange of fire began after Israel launched an airstrike into southern Gaza on Sunday night targeting two men, killing one. Israel says they were militant jihadists responsible for attacks.
Gaza’s militant Hamas rulers have not confirmed the targeted men’s identity.
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.