Dust and sandstorms

Pakistani fishermen boats are called back from the sea following a warning by authorities of Cyclone Vayu at Karachi harbor in Pakistan, Thursday, June 13, 2019. The meteorological department Thursday issued an alert, warning fishermen to avoid fishing in the Arabian sea this week as the Cyclone Vayu could cause rough conditions in the sea. (AP Photo/Fareed Khan)
June 13, 2019 - 3:16 am
VERAVAL, India (AP) — The Latest on Cyclone Vayu (all times local): ___ 12:30 p.m. Authorities say a very severe cyclone appears to have changed course and is less likely to touch India's western coast than was previously forecast. The India Meteorological Department says Cyclone Vayu has jogged...
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FILE - This illustration made available by NASA shows the rover Opportunity on the surface of Mars. The exploratory vehicle landed on Jan. 24, 2004, and logged more than 28 miles (45 kilometers) before falling silent during a global dust storm in June 2018. There was so much dust in the Martian atmosphere that sunlight could not reach Opportunity's solar panels for power generation. (NASA via AP)
February 12, 2019 - 4:59 pm
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA is trying one last time to contact its record-setting Mars rover Opportunity, before calling it quits. The rover has been silent for eight months, victim of one of the most intense dust storms in decades. Thick dust darkened the sky last summer and, for months,...
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Vehicles drive during a sandstorm in Cairo, Egypt, Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019. A harsh weather front brought sandstorms, hail and rain to parts of the Middle East, with visibility down in the Egyptian capital as an orange cloud of dust blocked out the sky. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)
January 16, 2019 - 9:20 am
CAIRO (AP) — A harsh weather front brought sandstorms, hail and rain to parts of the Middle East on Wednesday, with visibility down in the Egyptian capital as an orange cloud of dust blocked out the sky and pedestrians covered their faces from the wind gusts. Dusty winds whipped through Israel and...
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Vehicles drive during a sandstorm in Cairo, Egypt, Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019. A harsh weather front brought sandstorms, hail and rain to parts of the Middle East, with visibility down in the Egyptian capital as an orange cloud of dust blocked out the sky. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)
January 16, 2019 - 8:22 am
CAIRO (AP) — A harsh weather front brought sandstorms, hail and rain to parts of the Middle East, with visibility down in The Egyptian capital as an orange cloud of dust blocked out the sky and pedestrians covered their faces from the wind gusts. Dusty winds whipped through Israel and the West Bank...
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This composite image made from a series of June 15, 2018 photos shows a self-portrait of NASA's Curiosity Mars rover in the Gale Crater. The rover's arm which held the camera was positioned out of each of the dozens of shots which make up the mosaic. A dust storm has reduced sunlight and visibility at the rover's location. (NASA/JPL-Caltech via AP)
June 20, 2018 - 6:38 pm
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A dust storm at Mars is now global, keeping NASA's Opportunity rover out of touch with Earth. Flight controllers lost contact with the rover more than a week ago. At the time, the dust storm covered one-fourth of Mars. NASA said Wednesday the storm now encircles the red...
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This composite image made from observations by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft shows a global map of Mars with a growing dust storm as of June 6, 2018. The storm was first detected on June 1. The blue dot at center indicates the approximate location of the Opportunity rover. (NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS via AP)
June 13, 2018 - 6:11 pm
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA's seemingly unstoppable Mars rover Opportunity has been knocked out by a gigantic dust storm that is enveloping the red planet and blotting out the sun. Officials said Wednesday they're hopeful the rover will survive the storm, which already covers one-quarter of...
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This composite image made from observations by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft shows a global map of Mars with a growing dust storm as of June 6, 2018. The storm was first detected on June 1. The blue dot at center indicates the approximate location of the Opportunity rover. (NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS via AP)
June 13, 2018 - 3:34 pm
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A NASA rover on Mars has been knocked out by gigantic dust storm that envelops the planet and blots out the sun. Officials said Wednesday they're hopeful the Opportunity rover will survive the storm, which already covers one-quarter of Mars and is expected to encircle...
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June 13, 2018 - 10:34 am
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A NASA rover on Mars has fallen silent as a gigantic dust storm envelops the planet and blots out the sun. Flight controllers tried late Tuesday night to contact Opportunity, but the rover did not respond. The storm has been growing since the end of May and now covers...
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A man cleans a room littered with concrete after walls and the roof of his house collapsed during a dust storm in Kakua village, in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, Friday, May 4, 2018. Winds blew up to 130 kilometers per hour (80 miles per hour) as a storm swept through Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan states on Wednesday night, demolishing hundreds of mud huts, uprooting trees and causing extensive damage to wheat and vegetable crops. It also killed scores of cattle and buffalo. (AP Photo/Pawan Sharma)
May 04, 2018 - 7:36 am
LUCKNOW, India (AP) — Workers rushed to restore electricity Friday to scores of towns and villages in five Indian states where a powerful dust storm and thundershowers caused more than 120 deaths and injured another 200. Winds blew up to 130 kilometers (80 miles) per hour as the storm swept through...
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A man cleans a room littered with concrete after walls and the roof of his house collapsed during a dust storm in Kakua village, in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, Friday, May 4, 2018. Winds blew up to 130 kilometers per hour (80 miles per hour) as a storm swept through Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan states on Wednesday night, demolishing hundreds of mud huts, uprooting trees and causing extensive damage to wheat and vegetable crops. It also killed scores of cattle and buffalo. (AP Photo/Pawan Sharma)
May 04, 2018 - 6:28 am
LUCKNOW, India (AP) — Workers on Friday rushed to restore electricity to scores of towns and villages in northern and western India where a powerful dust storm and thundershowers caused more than 100 deaths and injured another 200. Winds blew up to 130 kilometers (80 miles) per hour as the storm...
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