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NASA’s Curiosity rover captures photos of Mars dust storm

However, the Curiosity rover, which has been studying Martian soil at Gale Crater, is expected to remain largely unaffected by the dust. While Opportunity is powered by sunlight, which is blotted out by dust at its current location, Curiosity has a nuclear-powered battery that runs day and night. The Martian ... Read More »

Delhi’s air quality ‘severe’ due to dust storm in western India

High pollution levels in Delhi are mainly due to the dust storms from the desert state, the ministry said after air quality in the national capital deteriorated beyond “severe” level. It has also alerted major construction agencies, municipal corporations and Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC) to ensure water sprinkling, and ... Read More »

Dust storm, light rain in Delhi

The weatherman said light rain was witnessed in many areas. The dust storm pushed the temperature down by a few notches on what was a sultry day. The city recorded a high of 40.5 degrees Celsius and a low of 30 degrees Celsius, according to the MeT office. The humidity ... Read More »

Rajasthan reels under heatwave; dust storm ‘very likely’ in UP

People in the national capital woke up to a pleasant Sunday morning with the minimum temperature settling at 27.7 degrees Celsius, normal for this time of the year. The maximum temperature also ended one notch below season’s normal at 39.7 degrees Celsius as the sky remained partly cloudy. Thunderstorm and ... Read More »

Temperature slips in north India, dust storm in UP claims 17 lives

Rajasthan, however, continued to reel under heatwave with Bikaner recording a high of 47.4 degrees Celsius, the Met office said. In Uttar Pradesh, the dust storm and thunderstorm were accompanied by light to moderate rains at isolated places on Friday evening with 11 people being also injured, a government spokesperson ... Read More »

71 people killed in storm-related incidents across country

In Uttar Pradesh alone, at least 42 people have died and at least 53 were injured due to high velocity wind and storm. State Chief Minister, Yogi Adityanath ordered government officials to rush to affected areas to expedite rescue and relief work besides assuring all possible help. Dust storms also ... Read More »