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Opportunity report, Sol 5132, by A.J.S. Rayl, The Planetary Society

July 4, 2018: Opportunity Sleeps as Storm Chasers Study Planet-Encircling Dust Cloud: As a monster dust storm grew to encircle the Red Planet in June, Opportunity spent most of the month in the dark, presumably sleeping in a hibernation mode … Continue reading

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NASA Mars Report: July 3, 2018

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Weather update from Gale Crater

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Return to drilling, sciencing the dust storm

[From Emily Lakdawalla’s blog at The Planetary Society] What a difference a few weeks can make! Suddenly, Curiosity is back to full field site operations, the kind it last enjoyed at the beginning of its traverse south from Murray buttes. … Continue reading

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Mars dust storm may lead to new weather discoveries

Mars is experiencing an estimated 15.8-million–square-mile dust storm, roughly the size of North and South America. This storm may not be good news for the NASA solar-powered Opportunity rover, but one Penn State professor sees this as a chance to … Continue reading

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Weather update from Gale Crater

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MARCI weather report, June 18-24, 2018

The planet-encircling dust event endured across Mars last week. As the week progressed, storm activity expanded over Solis-Sinai, Aonia, and Sirenum. Dusty conditions also continued from Isidis to Olympus and from Argyre to western Sirenum. Storm activity south of Hellas, … Continue reading

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Weather update from Gale Crater

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MARCI weather report, June 11-17, 2018

The massive dust storm reported in the previous update, persisted over many regions of Mars last week. At the beginning of the week, a local-scale dust storm was spotted southwest of Gale Crater. Active lifting associated with the major storm … Continue reading

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Curiosity update: Dusty skies

Sol 2086, June 20, 2018, update by MSL scientist Scott Guzewich:  The dust storm that is challenging Opportunity closed in on Gale Crater over the weekend with a substantial increase in dust levels. The storm is no threat to nuclear-powered Curiosity … Continue reading

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