Space porn: These images are (quite literally) out of this world
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The remnants of a violent storm that claimed 13 lives in Oklahoma has sent winds and torrential rain to northern New England and a tornado to South Carolina. But meteorologists say the worst is over.
The National Weather Service says the work week could begin with storms bringing showers to the Northeast and mid-Atlantic and large hail and high winds to the Great Plains.
But it won’t be like Sunday, when storms flattened trees and utility poles in parts of northern New England, delayed flights in New York City and caused a tornado to touch down in South Carolina.
In Texas, the Coast Guard says its crews saved or helped rescue 17 people caught in storms along the Gulf Coast.
Meanwhile, residents in Oklahoma cleaned up after storms there killed 13 people, including three veteran storm chasers.
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.