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Is that snow at Area 51

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posted on May, 14 2005 @ 11:36 PM
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This may sound stupid but, is that white stuff that part of Area 51 is laying on snow? Or is it salt? Or just white dirt?




posted on May, 14 2005 @ 11:38 PM
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You talking about the dry lake bed?



posted on May, 15 2005 @ 12:00 AM
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it's white sand and I belive monkey is refering to the dry lake bed that area 51 was built on


jra

posted on May, 15 2005 @ 01:07 AM
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And 'Groom Lake' being the name of the dry lake bed itself. And Area 51 is sometimes called the Groom Lake facility or base or something like that as well.



posted on May, 16 2005 @ 08:08 AM
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There's a well known satellite shot that shows snow on the ramp that had been ploughed into mounds, so yes, it can snow there. In the spring the runoff often fills the dry lake bed.......there's even a funny pic from the A-12 days of a guy sitting on an earth mound in the middle of the lake with the hangars in the background and he's holding a fish he caught.





[edit on 16-5-2005 by MPJay]



posted on May, 19 2005 @ 05:35 AM
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Originally posted by punkmonkey14
This may sound stupid but, is that white stuff that part of Area 51 is laying on snow? Or is it salt? Or just white dirt?


It is the natural surface of Groom Lake. Remember, Groom Lake is a DRY LAKEBED, there was water there at one time. Most water contains what is called mineral trace. Over centuries this mineral trace gets into to soil of the lake, river or stream bed. If at a later time the water dries up, the mineral trace turns the soil white. If you look at the white soil, you can see how big the lake was when there was water there.

Tim
ATS Director of Counter-Ignorance


Xon

posted on May, 19 2005 @ 11:25 AM
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yea that right, the soil or sand is almost white but in the winter there is snow at area 51, I was there in february/march 04 and then it was snow there, and cold



posted on May, 19 2005 @ 05:21 PM
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You know dirt and sand can be white


Xon

posted on May, 20 2005 @ 05:25 AM
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Yea but in the winter there is snow there too......



posted on May, 20 2005 @ 06:46 AM
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Area 51 is high desert. The mountains get snow on them every year. The elevation of the lake bed is around 5,000 feet above sea level, so yeah, they get snow. Not all deserts are hot, and in that area, temps in the winter get down to -20 degrees.


Xon

posted on May, 20 2005 @ 06:59 AM
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That rigt but hell it can be warm in the summer....



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