Space porn: These images are (quite literally) out of this world
In a segment on Wednesday night’s “The Daily Show,” comedian Jon Stewart mocked the notoriously thin-skinned birther Donald Trump, who recently proved to America that he is not the spawn of an orangutan:
The insult was not lost on Trump, who took to Twitter to respond:
Amazing how the haters & losers keep tweeting the name “F**kface Von Clownstick” like they are so original & like no one else is doing it...— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 3, 2013
What’s funny about the name “F**kface Von Clownstick” -- it was not coined by Jon Leibowitz-- he stole it from some moron on twitter.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 3, 2013
Jon Stewart @TheDailyShow is a total phony –he should cherish his past—not run from it.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 3, 2013
As I’ve said many times before, Jon Stewart @TheDailyShow is highly overrated.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 3, 2013
Of course, “The Daily Show” capitalized on Trump’s outrage:
Can't an overrated Jew have a complicated relationship with his dad without being accused of hiding his heritage? #FuckFaceVonClownstick— The Daily Show (@TheDailyShow) May 3, 2013
We seem to have hit a Fuckface Von Nervestick.— The Daily Show (@TheDailyShow) May 3, 2013
The hashtag is picking up some steam:
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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.