Space porn: These images are (quite literally) out of this world
CAIRO (AP) — Egypt’s top Muslim cleric is warning of civil war and says he will go into seclusion at his home until the bloodshed ends as a show of protest.
Sheik Ahmed el-Tayeb also called for the transitional period that began following last week’s ouster of the president to be limited to six months.
In a statement he says he will go into seclusion until “everyone shoulders his responsibility to stop the bloodshed, instead of dragging the country into civil war.”
El-Tayeb is the grand imam of the Al-Azhar Mosque, the world’s primary seat of learning for Sunni Muslims, the vast majority of the world’s Muslims.
El-Tayeb’s Monday statement came hours after clashes between security forces and supporters of the ousted president Mohammed Morsi left at least 42 killed.
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.