The Time Of The Red Coming To An End?
June 12th, 2492, Cocoon Station, Grant Jones
The Mars Wars, started three years ago, left a scar in the entire Sol System that is yet to heal completely. Hundreds of thousands of lives lost, destruction that rakes in the trillions of credits, irreparable damage and impact to Mars, and a massive change in the outlook to the way people look at the Red Planet.
However, one of the things that were left lingering as a consequence of the mass bombing Advanced Research and Experimental Systems executed on the final stages of the Mars Wars, was both a red tint, and reports of phenomena that seems to be impossible, yet many have claimed to actually see it: Red acid storms, irradiated ashfalls, and a general red tint over all of the planet that has even affected hologram emitters and terminals everywhere in the planet. The locals came to call this as "The Time of the Red", and it seemed like it would be part of Mars forever.
Due to the difficult ONN faces to report in real time on anything concerned Mars (the Martian Government has not given ONN any clearance to operate openly and broadcast any stories about Mars) we have had many people returning from Mars, or visiting other locations such as Cocoon Station declaring that, as unbelievable as it may seem, the red tint, that is, the Time of the Red, appears to be fading away, and with it, the reports of acid storms and ashfalls, although the impressive Martian Sandstorms, that have registered impressive metrics, remain.
It is unclear when this "fading" of the Time of the Red started due the aforementioned difficulty to report, but it appears it's affecting the entire planet, and it seems that even hologram emitters, as well as terminals are slowly losing that red tint, the same goes for walls, floors, and even most if not all of the environment on the exterior.
A reminder to our less knowledgeable readers, the reason why Mars is called "The Red Planet" is because of the amount of ozone that is found there, which makes it look red at a distance, however, the topography strongly reminisces rocky deserts, and with The Time of the Red coming to an end, it's very likely that Mars will once again look the way it once did.
This also means that the registered radiation on the exterior has diminished significantly, which makes planetary walks with lighter atmospheric suits possible once again. Time will tell when the red tint will completely disappear from the planet.
What are your thoughts on the matter? Do you feel this is a big change on Mars? is the Time of the Red finally over? Does this signify something to you on a personal level? Please leave your opinions on the comment section below.
Grant Jones reporting.