Is the red snow on the Himalayas the mark left by the snow mountain savages? What are the facts?

The Himalayas are the highest mountains in the world. In Tibetan, Himalayas means “hometown of snow”. When it comes to the Himalayas, the first thing many people think of is the mystery of the snowman in the Himalayas. There is not only a snowman in the Himalayas, but also a strange natural phenomenon. There will be blood red snow on more than 5000 meters of snow mountains. The mystery of red snow is very strange. In fact, the mystery of red snow is caused by algae in the snow. We can see that most of the Himalayas are covered with white snow, but in this “hometown of snow”, there is not only white snow, but also red snow. Why?

Generally speaking, the color of snow is white, but do you see blood red snow? I believe you haven’t seen it, including Xiaobian. It is said that in the Himalayas, people often see a kind of blood red snow mixed with snow-white ginseng, which is very eye-catching. The mystery of red snow puzzles scientists, and it was later confirmed that it is a kind of red Chlamydomonas.

As the sun was setting, a group of Himalayan examiners came down from a mountain with an altitude of more than 5000 meters. Looking up, they found that the main peak of the Himalayas had turned into a fiery red color. The snowflakes in the past were all covered in red, as red as Danxia. Since then, various versions of the mystery of red snow have spread.

Some people think that this is caused by the snowy mountain savages in the Himalayas, because there was little exploration for it at that time, and many people always thought that there was a kind of creature called snowman in the mountains, and the red snow may be caused by the hair left by these savages, although this statement is obviously not credible.

It was only after we observed the red snow closely and brought back samples for investigation that we found out the cause of the formation of the red snow. Originally, the true colors of these red snow are actually some algae, such as Chlamydomonas nivalis, Desmodium nivalis, etc. these algae contain special pigments, which will appear red during photosynthesis, so it seems that the snow turns red from a distance.

Seaweeds are generally distributed in cold areas, and they can survive above minus 30 degrees. The most suitable temperature for these seaweeds is about 0 degrees, and the growth time of these seaweeds is when the snow mountain melts every summer. Like the green algae recently discovered in Antarctica, they are actually Chlamydomonas.

Although these algae grow normally in the Himalayas, the Himalayas get warmer every summer. However, it is not a normal phenomenon to appear in Antarctica, which indicates that the temperature in Antarctica has reached about 0 ℃ at the hottest time, which indicates that the problem of global warming is actually very serious.

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