NASA rover falls silent as gigantic dust storm envelops Mars

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- A NASA rover on Mars has fallen silent as a gigantic dust storm envelops the planet and blots out the sun.

Flight controllers tried late Tuesday night to contact Opportunity, but the rover did not respond.

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