Space porn: These images are (quite literally) out of this world
BOSTON (AP) — Authorities say hours before one of the Boston Marathon suspects and his brother allegedly gunned down a campus police officer, he exchanged a series of text messages with a friend.
Those texts set off events that led to three friends of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (joh-HAHR’ tsahr-NEYE’-ehv) being charged in connection with his case on Wednesday.
An FBI affidavit says the trio removed the bombing suspect’s backpack from his dorm room at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth three days after the April 15 attack that killed three people and injured more than 260.
Authorities say one of them later threw the backpack in the garbage, and it wound up in a landfill, where it was discovered by law enforcement officers last week. The backpack contained fireworks that had been emptied of their gunpowder.
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.