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Space News Archive - February 01, 2007

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Earth observation from space plays an invaluable role in helping scientists advance our understanding of climate change and capability to model its evolution.

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A giant cloud half the size of the United States has been imaged on Saturn's moon Titan by the Cassini spacecraft. The cloud may be responsible for the material that fills the lakes discovered last year by Cassini's radar instrument.

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Scientists are scrambling to find an alternative landing site for a long-armed robot set to launch this summer on a mission to dig into Mars' icy north pole to search for signs of primitive life.