Mars in 2001 as it typically appeared (left) and how the red planet looked after a global dust storm appeared (right). Photo: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS

A dust storm large enough to cover North America and Russia is engulfing Mars — and NASA images reveal how bleak the situation is

From the perspective of NASA’s long-lived Opportunity rover on Mars, the sky is nearly black in the middle of the day

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Mars in 2001 as it typically appeared (left) and how the red planet looked after a global dust storm appeared (right). Photo: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS
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