Space porn: These images are (quite literally) out of this world
TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) — Human Rights Watch says a picked-up wave of political assassinations in Libya has killed 51 people as the country lacks any effective law enforcement.
In a statement released Thursday, the group says authorities have yet to arrest any suspects in the killings. Victims have included political activists, judges and members of security agencies.
Human Rights Watch says the killings have centered around the eastern cities of Benghazi and Darna. The group says there have been no investigations carried out about the killings and no witnesses interviewed by authorities. No groups have claimed responsibility for the killings.
Joe Stroke of Human Rights Watch says the lack of investigations show “the government’s failure to build a functioning justice system.” Libya has struggled to rebuild its security agencies since its 2011 civil war.
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.