This combination of images made by NASA’s Curiosity rover shows the rim of the Gale Crater on June 7 and 10, 2018 during a major dust storm. The Opportunity rover, which is inside the crater, has fallen silent as the storm blots out the sun. On Tuesday, June 12, 2018, flight controllers tried to contact Opportunity, but the rover did not respond. The storm has been growing since the end of May and now covers one-quarter of the planet. (NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS via AP)
This composite image made from observations by NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft shows a global map of Mars with a growing dust storm as of June 6, 2018. The storm was first detected on June 1. The blue dot at center indicates the approximate location of the Opportunity rover. (NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS via AP)
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — A NASA rover on Mars has been knocked out by gigantic dust storm that envelops the planet and blots out the sun.