Space porn: These images are (quite literally) out of this world
Lots of people are excited about the royal baby, who is expected to bust forth from the Duchess of Cambridge’s cervix any moment, now. In the meantime, however, reporters are sitting around twiddling their thumbs.
Idle artists are making fan art:
Classy Kate Middleton fan art of the day pic.twitter.com/6RTHiel6OY— BuzzFeed UK (@BuzzFeedUK) July 22, 2013
The AP has created a royal quiz for its readers:
Need a royal fix while you're waiting for the baby? Quiz time! Try to match the baby pic with the British royal: http://t.co/HVIjbygubG -DC— The Associated Press (@AP) July 22, 2013
The Guardian, however, demonstrates impressive self-awareness by letting readers opt-out of the frenzy:
One major reason to get your royal baby news from the Guardian … pic.twitter.com/QhcX6RXMuP— Jonathan Haynes (@JonathanHaynes) July 22, 2013
A Twitter feed reminds us that no, the royal baby is not yet in fact here:
Ok, you know the word 'Yes'. Not that. The opposite of that. #RoyalBaby— Royal Baby Name Yet? (@RoyalBabyYet) July 22, 2013
The only person who can an upstage the royal baby today is the woman who takes her horse into McDonald’s:
Although Kanye West would like to try:
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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.