Watching a dust storm (or haboob) blow in, you can imagine it will leave a swath of nothingness in its wake. Fortunately, it's not like that at all.
Researchers have discovered evidence to suggest that the origins of mummification started in ancient Egypt 1,500 years earlier than previously thought.
A dust storm is an awesome spectacle, but it can stir up something more than a mess. It can spread the spores that cause something called Valley Fever.
As these Sedona photos will show, the area's unique sandstone cliffs and rock formations are brilliantly orange and red -- even moreso when illuminated by the early morning or late afternoon sun.