Space porn: These images are (quite literally) out of this world
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Stilted gaits and mindless shambling did nothing to stop demand for Image Comics’ “The Walking Dead” series, with the 100th issue claiming the top spot as 2012′s top-selling comic book.
The list of top sellers, compiled annually by Diamond Comic Distributors, was rounded out by numerous titles from Marvel Entertainment which had six of the top 10 spots filled by its “Avengers vs. X-Men” story line. That 12-issue mini-series pitted the publisher’s two best-known teams against each other.
Also in the top 10 was “The Amazing Spider-Man” No. 700, which featured the death of Peter Parker. That issue brought an end to the character that was introduced in the pages of “Amazing Fantasy” 50 years ago.
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.