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  1. Parasol satellite mission could be extended

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    January 19, 2011

    Parasol completed its 6th year in orbit on 18 December 2010. This mission to observe clouds and aerosols in Earth’s atmosphere has been a great a success for CNES, which is now considering extending it.

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  2. Carbonates could be stable on Mars

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    November 24, 2010

    According to results obtained by the spaceborne UVolution experiment supported by CNES, carbonates would appear to withstand solar UV radiation. This is a significant discovery for Mars, since these minerals only form when water and certain bacteria are present.

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