Space porn: These images are (quite literally) out of this world
LONDON (AP) — Police say a man has been charged with defacing a John Constable painting in Britain’s National Gallery.
London police said 57-year-old Paul Douglas Manning would appear in court Saturday, charged with criminal damage.
He was arrested at the gallery Friday after reports of an attack on “The Hay Wain.”
The group Fathers 4 Justice, which campaigns on behalf of fathers denied contact with their children, said Manning was a “desperate dad” who had stuck a picture of his son on the painting.
The gallery said there was no permanent damage to Constable’s 1821 rural scene, one of Britain’s most famous artworks.
Another Fathers 4 Justice member, Tim Haries, has been charged with spraying paint on a portrait of Queen Elizabeth II in Westminster Abbey earlier this month
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.