The Biosphere 2 facility serves as a laboratory for controlled scientific studies, an arena for scientific discovery and discussion, and a far-reaching provider of public education. Its mission is to serve as a center for research, outreach, teaching and life-long learning about Earth, its living systems, and its place in the universe; to catalyze interdisciplinary thinking and understanding about Earth and its future; to be an adaptive tool for Earth education and outreach to industry, government, and the public; and to distill issues related to Earth systems planning and management for use by policymakers, students and the public.
Kacey, my travel partner leading the way
The once sealed entrance. At one time, scientists were sealed in for up to 2 years!
The rainforest eco system
The ocean ecosystem, complete with savannah
I think she likes science almost as much as I do!
The desert ecosystem
The glass blocks out UV, and looks to be a pain in the butt to clean!
Going down into the weather modification area
The labyrinth of tunnels where the running bits are
One of the pressure regulating “lungs”. They keep the pressure from getting too low or high and blowing out the glass windows
The were sadly having an algae issue while we were there.
The scientists fancy kitchen
Each scientist had a two story apartment built inside!
Moon habitat research
Stairs up to the library
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