Space porn: These images are (quite literally) out of this world
BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanese security officials say 16 rockets fired from Syria have struck the eastern region of Baalbek.
The officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to brief reporters, say the rockets caused a fire in fields without casualties.
The area that was struck is a stronghold of Lebanon’s militant Hezbollah group that is fighting alongside Syrian President Bashar Assad’s forces against rebels who are trying to remove him from power.
Rebels have fired dozens of rockets on Lebanon’s northeastern region of Hermel over the past weeks but Saturday’s attack was the first on Baalbek.
Syria’s two-year civil war has spilled over to Lebanon where fighters who back and oppose Assad have clashed, leaving scores dead and wounded in recent months.
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.