• Uluru (Ayers Rock) - Australia 3 years, 2 months

    Uluru, or Ayers Rock, as it has been known to everyone but aboriginals, is a giant rock monolith in the middle of a flat plain. Scientists assume that this monolith formed by wind, over millions of years, blowing around the rock and clearing land around it, but nobody really knows. The rock itself supposedly goes 5km below the surface, but down there it is not solid rock, but rather a layer of rock that's awkwardly placed. Uluru is red, believe it or not, because it is rusting. Yes, the rock would be the same color as any other ordinary rock in the world, but the iron minerals inside it are rusting and giving off orangish-red color.

    Created by: dthorell