Biosphere 2

This is Biosphere 2 in the Arizona desert. Constructed between 1987 and ’89, the ill fated ‘self-contained environment’ experiment was supposedly intended to explore the possible use of closed biospheres in space colonisation (you know, like in Total Recall!). The name comes from the idea that it was modelled on “Biosphere 1″, the Earth. Unfortunately it seems that the first inhabitants argued constantly and nearly starved. It looks like Biosphere 2 is currently available for redevelopment if anyone’s interested… but they also seem to do tours if that’s a little out your league… Finally, Biosphere 2 featured in…

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