Space porn: These images are (quite literally) out of this world
The body of missing Russian lawmaker Mikhail Pakhomov was found in a cement-filled barrel.
According to the Associated Press, a former government official has been accused of ordering the lawmaker’s killing over $80 million worth of debt.
“It has been confirmed that the remains found in the area of the Obukhov village in the Noginsky district belong to Pakhomov. The nature of the wounds suggests that he was killed,” investigators said, reported The Moscow Times.
Pakhomov, 37, a member of the local legislature in Lipetsk, went missing last week, noted the AP. He was last seen Tuesday when he was pushed into a car outside a restaurant by three unidentified men.
Officials said they have detained several suspects and that Pakhomov’s body was found badly beaten inside the barrel of cement.
The Times also reported that the barrel was found inside the garage of a resident of the Noginsky district. The resident has not been identified.
Police said they arrested five people between the ages of 24 and 30 on Sunday who are believed to be involved. They face up to 15 years in prison on charges of kidnapping. Police have also opened a criminal case on charges of murder, which carries a sentence of up to life in prison.
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.
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