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NASA’s “MAVEN” Mars orbiter launched without a hitch

NASA’s “MAVEN” Mars orbiter launched without a hitch

NASA's Mars orbiter MAVEN launched successfully today from Cape Canaveral, Florida at 1:28PM EST. Once it arrives in orbit around the Red Planet, the Mars Atmosphere and Volatile EvolutioN orbiter will gather data about Mars' upper atmosphere to try and discover how exactly the planet got to be so dry and atmosphere-poor. Earlier probes suggest the planet used to be much more like Earth in terms of moisture and atmosphere thickness.

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Vudu and Sony Pictures team up for Vudu Extras+ on select movies

Vudu and Sony Pictures team up for Vudu Extras+ on select movies

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment and the Walmart video streaming service Vudu have announced a tie up that will bring an enhanced viewing experience to movie watching fans. The new service is Vudu Extras+ and it allows streaming viewers to enjoy the same sort of extras typically available on DVD and Blu-ray titles. The Extras+ service will put those extra features from physical disks online and add in additional interactive features.

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Target Ticket video service reportedly to launch for consumers soon

Target Ticket video service reportedly to launch for consumers soon

Target has been beta testing a video rental and download service called Target Ticket -- a service similar to Walmart's Vudu and Redbox Instant -- with select individuals, something that will change soon. Reportedly, workers of the franchise have received notification that the service will soon launch for the public, and with it will be the option to buy or rent digital downloads.

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NASA crafts 160-megapixel image of our closest galaxy

NASA crafts 160-megapixel image of our closest galaxy

There's really nothing better than an insanely large image, and NASA created a large one of their own, except this isn't an panorama of a landscape here on Earth. It's an image of our nearest galaxy, the Large Magellanic Cloud. Astronomers at NASA and Pennsylvania State University used NASA's Swift satellite to create the magnificent imagery.

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VUDU Disc to Digital meant to leave Beta today [UPDATE]

VUDU Disc to Digital meant to leave Beta today [UPDATE]

Though it seems like a bit of a strange headline to lead with, it would appear that VUDU's upgrade of their Disc to Digital software from Beta to full-fledged release may have hit a hiccup. That shouldn't be too much of deterrent from users working with this system, on the other hand, as the details remain the same: conversion of your DVD and Blu-ray disks into digital editions accessible from wherever you've got an internet connection. For a fee, of course.

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Herschel space telescope watches our neighborhood black hole feasting

Herschel space telescope watches our neighborhood black hole feasting

Never before seen observations of the supermassive black hole at the center of the Milky Way have been made by the Herschel space observatory, revealing unexpectedly huge temperatures as the stellar body chews through gas and dust. Sagittarius A*, the black hole around 26,000 light years from our solar system, had previously been shrouded in too much space debris to clearly make out the processes going on around it; however, thanks to new work by the European Space Agency, new theories around radiation have been spawned to explain the 1,000-degree centigrade heat.

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