Reboot the Biosphere

Reboot the Biosphere

Sure Biosphere 2 was the laughingstock of the science community when its mission came to a close in 1993. (Blame the Star Trek-like uniforms.) But scientific findings spiraled out of it long after the project was officially canceled. Some 150 papers and scads of new insights into the environment are due to the visionary wonderland that is Biosphere 2.

Image Credit:© Roger Ressmeyer/CORBIS

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Outside Resources:

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Biosphere 2: An American Space Odyssey (video)

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Topics in this Podcast: biosphere 2