Biosphere 2: The Encapsulated Earth


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Our two podcast episodes on Biosphere 2 explore the failures, triumphs and overall vision of one of the world's most stunning scientific projects. As promised in the episode, here are a few visuals to further immerse you in the topic.

Above we see the enclosed ecosystem at sunset on Sept. 26, 1991, in Oracle, AZ.


About the Author: Robert Lamb spent his childhood reading books and staring into the woods — first in Newfoundland, Canada and then in rural Tennessee. There was also a long stretch in which he was terrified of alien abduction. He earned a degree in creative writing. He taught high school and then attended journalism school. He wrote for the smallest of small-town newspapers before finally becoming a full-time science writer and podcaster. He’s currently a senior writer at HowStuffWorks and has co-hosted the science podcast Stuff to Blow Your Mind since its inception in 2010. In his spare time, he enjoys traveling with his wife Bonnie, discussing dinosaurs with his son Bastian and crafting the occasional work of fiction.