Space porn: These images are (quite literally) out of this world
BANNU, Pakistan (AP) — Police say militants have attacked a police station in northwestern Pakistan, killing six people.
Senior police officer Waqar Ahmed says the militants began Monday’s attack by firing a rocket at the gate of the police station in Bannu city and then tossing grenades. The battle went on for more than an hour.
Ahmed says three policemen and three civilians were killed in the attack. The civilians were coming out of a nearby mosque when they were shot by the militants. Eight people were wounded, including three policemen and five civilians.
Three militants were killed during the attack and one escaped.
Bannu is a gateway to the North Waziristan tribal area, the main hub for Taliban and al-Qaida militants in Pakistan, and has experienced repeated attacks.
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.