Space porn: These images are (quite literally) out of this world
Legendary comic Jerry Seinfeld visited Jimmy Fallon on his second night hosting the “Tonight Show,” which Fallon brought back to their native state after 42 years in Los Angeles. The two comedians, who are both parents, lamented about the trials of modern-day parenting.
“We’re too into it,” Seinfeld told Fallon. “When we were kids, our parents didn’t give a damn about us.”
Seinfeld described the bedtime routine for his children as a “royal car nation jubilee centennial of rinsing and plaque and dental appliances and the stuffed animal semi-circle of emotional support.” “And I’ve got to read eight different moron books,” he added.
“You know what my bedtime story was when we were kids?” asked Seinfeld.
“Darkness!” he exclaimed.
The comedian also performed stand-up commenting on society’s ridiculous reliance upon cellphones, which are filled with not-so-important contacts whose names we scroll through “like a gay French king,” though we rarely use that “juiced-up hard rectangle” for phone calls anymore.
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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.