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  1. Science teams to the fore

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    August 1, 2008

    Every 2 years, CNES’s COSPAR report reviews advances in space science research. The latest report was given to attendees at the 37th COSPAR Scientific Assembly held in Montreal, Canada, 13-20 July. It is also available for download (see links).

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  2. Sand dunes on Titan

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    May 24, 2006

    The Cassini spacecraft has revealed sand dunes on the surface of Titan, Saturn’s giant moon. The dunes look very similar to those seen in the Namibian desert. They appear to have been sculpted in much the same way as dunes on Earth, even though conditions on Titan are very different.

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  3. Titan’s north pole is surrounded by lakes

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    December 27, 2006

    Scientists have reported evidence of lakes dotted around Titan’s northern hemisphere. Radar imagery obtained by the Cassini spacecraft on 22 July 2006 revealed dark patches less than 100 km long. False-colour images published 4 January 2007 in the journal Nature highlight lakes filled with liquid methane.

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