Space porn: These images are (quite literally) out of this world
NEW YORK (AP) — Twitter is doing away with vowels, Google has a “smell button” and the cast of “Wings” is launching a Kickstarter campaign.
The digital world celebrated April Fools’ Day on Monday with the annual rollout of mock innovations and parody makeovers.
Despite 72 hours of video uploaded every minute, YouTube said it was shutting down. The Google Inc.-owned video site joked that it had concluded its eight-year-long talent search.
Having already debuted its wearable Google Glass, the company on Monday showcased “Google Nose,” adding scents to it search results.
The comedy site Funny or Die parodied the recent Kickstarter campaign for a “Veronica Mars” movie with crowd-funding campaigns for other 1990s shows like “Wings” and “Family Matters.”
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.