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Biosphere 2.
Photo by Katja Schulz

Biosphere 2

Biosphere 2, so named because the earth is considered Biosphere 1, was designed to be a self-contained ecosystem. If it could work without any input from the world outside, it could make habitation on the moon or Mars possible. While it was not exactly successful in being completely self-contained, it is still a good resource for learning about how ecosystems work. As with much in science, sometimes you can learn as much from mistakes as you can from "success".

Playlist of videos about the area.


Trip Menu
  1. Greater Yellowstone
  2. Southeast
  3. Northeast
  4. Four Corners
  5. Northwest
  6. Heartland
  7. California
  8. Great Lakes
  9. Southwest
    1. Very Large Array Telescope
    2. Meteor Crater
    3. Biosphere 2
    4. Saguaro National Park
    5. White Sands National Park
    6. Carlsbad Caverns
    7. McDonald Observatory
    8. Big Bend National Park
  10. Mid-Atlantic
  11. Alaska
  12. Hawaii
Arizona [32.6oN, 110.8oW]

Biosphere 2 Map


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