Space porn: These images are (quite literally) out of this world
TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) — Medical officials say clashes between pro-government militias and fighters in a former stronghold of the late Libyan leader, Moammar Gadhafi, have killed at least six people.
The officials said Thursday that nearly 80 people also have wounded in the fighting that began Wednesday in Bani Walid, some 140 kilometers (90 miles) southeast of Tripoli.
The town was the last to fall to revolutionary fighters during Libya’s civil war last year. But residents later expelled government forces and the town has since remained outside of state control.
Government-allied fighters have besieged the town for the past few weeks. The Defense Ministry on Thursday urged residents to hand over fighters wanted for allegedly taking part in killings during and after the war.
Officials spoke on condition of anonymity for fear of retribution.
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.