'Eerie and amazing' images of a dust storm in western Australia have been posted online. As southern Australia 'sizzles' in an extreme heatwave, the 'meteorological phenomenon' rolled over western Australia.
For third time this season a massive cloud of dust has rolled across the desert outside of Phoenix, downing power lines, causing accidents, delaying flights, and covering everything with a layer of dust.
Officials told SPACE.com today that the giant dust storm now covering the whole southern hemisphere of Mars and its sister could permanently jeopardize the future of the Mars Exploration Rovers Mission.
A major dust storm emerged on the red planet, blocking the sunlight and prompting Mars mission managers to keep a close eye on it. The storm is already thousands of miles long and it is a question how far more it will grow.