Space porn: These images are (quite literally) out of this world
After an adorable minute of gushing over their respective children, “Argo” director-actor Ben Affleck and Jimmy Fallon talked about the recent Superhero controversy known as Batfleck! Affleck, who has been cast as Gotham’s savior in Zack Snyder’s “Man of Steel” sequel, inspired a minor revolt from comics fans and much taunting from other corners of the Internet.
It turns out, though, that the Internet spews vitriol at every new Batman, and the studio told Affleck to brace himself. “[They said] Listen, we want to talk to you because people go through this process and it can be trying,” Affleck told Fallon.
“They send me [reactions for] people who were in these movies who did a great job and [commenters] say, ‘Kill himmmm!’” Affleck recalled.
“They said ‘just don’t use the Internet for a couple of days’ … I handle shit. I’m very tough. I saw the announcement, I look down on the first comment … the first one just goes, ‘Nooooooooo!’ ”
“We’re gonna be Luddites for a while, kids,” Affleck joked.
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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.