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aacmckay
2009-Sep-23, 06:33 PM
I have photographic proof!

http://www.rachelhulin.com/blog/2009/09/sydney-and-the-red-dust.html

disclaimer: Before this gets moved to ATM by a mod, I don't actually think Mars has been colonized, though these photographs sure do look that way!

IsaacKuo
2009-Sep-23, 06:40 PM
That would be a good ATM...an ATM theory that Mars IS Earth. I don't feel like spending 30 days trying to defend that one, though...

Swift
2009-Sep-23, 10:07 PM
Cool pictures. What is causing this, is it just some sort of sandstorm?

aacmckay
2009-Sep-23, 10:16 PM
Yeah apparently there has been a massive windstorm pushing dust up into the atmosphere from central parts of Australia. Since there's been a massive drought there for the past decade there's a lot of dust to blow around. Certainly makes for some cool photos. Glad I'm not there though, houses must get dusty after that.

SolusLupus
2009-Sep-23, 10:19 PM
Is it wrong that I feel that those pictures look gorgeous, and feel that I want to live there?

KaiYeves
2009-Sep-23, 10:54 PM
That really does look a lot like Mars. I think I'd like to visit again and pretend I was on Mars. (Plus, Sydney's really cool and I loved it the last time I was there!)

kleindoofy
2009-Sep-23, 11:04 PM
Nancy Lieder must be having a field day. :lol: :lol:

NosePicker
2009-Sep-23, 11:49 PM
I have photographic proof!

http://www.rachelhulin.com/blog/2009/09/sydney-and-the-red-dust.html

disclaimer: Before this gets moved to ATM by a mod, I don't actually think Mars has been colonized, though these photographs sure do look that way!

The Niberu/Planet X crowd will go positively spastic...:whistle:

sarongsong
2009-Sep-24, 03:04 AM
The color comes from iron in the soil, boasts our budding local TV meteorologist... :)

Atraveller
2009-Sep-24, 03:29 AM
Currently in Brisbane

The strangest thing was the taste of the dust... It was a vaguely burnt taste...

It has cleared now - but was very erie looking at a red sun...

Bright blue skies today. This is afterall the lucky country.

closetgeek
2009-Sep-24, 12:34 PM
This may be an elementary question but was that a health hazard? It looked beautiful but I can't say that I wish I were there.

Rhaedas
2009-Sep-24, 01:46 PM
You'd think that people would be avoiding outdoors, or at least have some protection.

aacmckay
2009-Sep-24, 02:01 PM
Yeah I can't imagine it's too healthy. Any one with preexisting respiratory problems like asthma are probably having a lot of trouble with the air. I'd like to say that I'd just stay indoors, but I know if I lived there I'd be out and about taking photos!

HenrikOlsen
2009-Sep-24, 06:00 PM
This may be an elementary question but was that a health hazard?
People were told to stay indoors if they had any kind of respiratory problems.

DonM435
2009-Sep-25, 03:00 AM
That's what happens when you build a country upside-down!

SolusLupus
2009-Sep-25, 09:07 AM
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2542/3945175161_836fd5f011.jpg


If you want truly creepy:

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2649/3945957994_daae01cc5c.jpg

KaiYeves
2009-Sep-25, 09:01 PM
That looks like a cover for an album.

BetaDust
2009-Sep-26, 05:08 AM
If you want truly creepy:


That's an awesome image!

Thanks Lonewu.. err, SolusLupus!

SolusLupus
2009-Sep-26, 05:47 AM
That's an awesome image!

Thanks Lonewu.. err, SolusLupus!

Either's good. :D

Seeka
2009-Sep-26, 06:14 AM
If you want truly creepy:

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2649/3945957994_daae01cc5c.jpg

Yep, that Will give me nightmares.

SolusLupus
2009-Sep-26, 09:50 AM
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2458/3945955814_17334d3457.jpg

http://www.flickr.com/photos/tomhide/3953515253/in/set-72157622434793630/

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2438/3945284669_380af72af7.jpg

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2474/3945943910_04bf931a15.jpg

Way too cool.