A massive Saharan dust plume is moving into the southeast US, bringing technicolor sunsets and suppressing tropical storms
From June through October, it's not unusual for huge Saharan dust plumes to blow across the Atlantic. They can darken skies but also bring calmer weather and electric sunsets. Here's how they form.
June 25, 2020 • ~7 min
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The chemical reactions that dust storms on Mars cause indicate that our quest to find life on the red planet may need to go beneath the surface.
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"This tells us that the basic organic chemistry needed for life is present in the raw gas prior to the formation of stars and planets."
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The star Betelgeuse dimmed 40% last year, fueling popular speculation that the red supergiant would soon explode as a massive supernova.
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You might think all dust is "dead," but that's not true, and antibacterial products could make the microbes in dust resistant to antibiotics.
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