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Update, 6:38 p.m., June 20, 2018:

Mars Storm Watch: The dust storm now circles the planet. No signal yet from Opportunity, but no response is expected until skies begin to clear.

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As dust storms brew, India breathes toxic air throughout the year 

In 2018 alone, there have been 50 severe storms across 16 Indian states that have led to more than 500 deaths, compared to 22 storms between 2003 and 2017. 301 more words

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Toxic air now a year-long problem in Delhi, not winters alone; here's why

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Delhi toxic air is no longer limited to winters.

While Delhi is experiencing high levels of air pollution largely caused by a dust storm hitting western India, high 24-hour average levels of PM 2.5 have been recorded across the National Capital Region (NCR) between March and May 2018, an IndiaSpend analysis of CPCB data shows. 149 more words

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Opportunity -- can you hear us?

The Mars Exploration Rover B “Opportunity” has been such an amazing success story.  From a remarkable “hole-in-one” landing in January of 2004….

…to record-shattering traverses of Meridiani Planum for over 14 years, currently taking it to a location aptly named Perseverance Valley, Opportunity has far outlived all of the expectations for it.   366 more words

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Dust bowl Delhi lashed by hot winds: All about today's weather conditions

The conditions may prevail till light showers bring respite to Delhi and adjoining regions around June 16 and 17.

Dust Storm Delhi : Air quality in Delhi remained beyond “severe” level for the third day on Thursday, as authorities warned the prevailing dusty conditions were likely to prevail for three-four days and advised people to avoid staying outdoors for long hours. 213 more words

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Dust bowl Delhi lashed by hot winds: All about today's weather conditions

The conditions may prevail till light showers bring respite to Delhi and adjoining regions around June 16 and 17

 

Air quality in Delhi remained beyond “severe” level for the third day on Thursday, as authorities warned the prevailing dusty conditions were likely to prevail for three-four days and advised people to avoid staying outdoors for long hours. 323 more words

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