Space porn: These images are (quite literally) out of this world
CLARKSBORO, N.J. (AP) — Officials say a hazardous material has been removed from a tanker car that was ripped open when it derailed in New Jersey last week.
The breach released vinyl chloride into the air and is blamed for dozens of hospital visits and the evacuation of hundreds of homes in Paulsboro.
U.S. Coast Guard Petty Officer Walter Shinn said Thursday that the last of the chemical was dissolved into a liquid and pumped out by Wednesday evening. The car also has been rinsed.
The next step is removing the car and other derailed cars still holding the chemical.
A giant crane is being moved in for that operation.
Shinn says residents are still expected to be allowed to return to their homes on Sunday.
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.