Space porn: These images are (quite literally) out of this world
KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistan is holding a repeat election in an upmarket area of the southern city of Karachi that was plagued with allegations of vote-rigging.
The vote is going ahead Sunday despite the shooting death of a senior member of former cricket star Imran Khan’s political party in Karachi the previous night.
Khan has blamed Zahra Shahid’s killing on the Muttahida Quami Movement, the same party he accused of vote rigging in the May 11 election.
An MQM senator, Babar Ghori, denied the allegation.
Police officer Sarfaraz Nawaz said gunnmen shot Shahid on Saturday night as they tried to snatch her purse in front of her home and then sped away on a motorcyle.
He said they made it look like a robbery, but it could have been a targeted killing.
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.