Space porn: These images are (quite literally) out of this world
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A decision by extremists Islamist militants to ban food aid and international donors numb to a series of unfolding disasters made south-central Somalia the most dangerous place in the world to be a child in 2011.
The first in-depth scientific study of famine deaths in Somalia in 2011 was released Thursday. It estimates 133,000 children under age 5 died, with child death rates approaching 20 percent in some communities.
That’s 133,000 under-5 deaths out of an estimated 9.3 million people. That compares to 65,000 under-5 deaths in all other industrial countries in the world, a combined population of 990 million, according to Chris Hillbruner, a senior food security adviser at FEWS NET, a famine warning agency.
The Associated Press earlier reported Monday on the overall findings of the report.
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.