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Sunday, February 24, 2008

Biosphere 2



Last year we went to the Biosphere 2 I did a short piece on this back in 2007 but i wasn't really blogging yet and really didn't know how to add photos all that much so didn't get but a few photos on, but i did want to share this again. Click here to find out more about the beginning of the tour.

Two missions, between 1991 and 1994, sealed Biospherians inside the glass enclosure to measure survivability.






This was there kitchen area
This is one of the labs


If you click on this next photo you may be able to read part of what there life was like
Part of the rain forest

If you ever get to Arizona stop and check it out, they are now doing some other research there.

42 comments:

Luke said...

great photos of this place! have a nice weekend!

Old Wom Tigley said...

What a fastenating place, it could just be that is what earth buildings might all be like in time. vast areas undercover and regulated airflow. Globle warming and pollution (man) WILL one day kill the planet, just maybe this is a look at the future.

Very interesting Post... enjoyed my visit here very much and left me wanting to read up more on these places.

eastcoastlife said...

This is so fascinating! I would love to live in one. Do they accept foreigners? hehe...

Dick said...

Wow, this is very interesting. Great post.

Donna said...

Too bad it didn't work out like they thought it would..oh well. Great pictures though!

Sandy Carlson said...

I seem to remember John Denver doing something similar a long time ago at Windstar. This is very interesting, Lilli.

Paulie said...

I think I read about that somewhere in the past. Interesting photos!

picturing of life said...

it is interesting post indeed...

Will you visit my WS“

Juliana RW said...

what an nice pics you have :D

My WS in here

Carver said...

That's a very interesting post and great shots.

Liza said...

Great post, very interesting too. Happy WS.

starnitesky said...

What an interesting place to visit. Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

SabineM said...

I used to live in Scottsdale/Phoenix and had the chance to go the Biosphere! VERY COOL!
Regarding the charcoal
It helps stomach issues, I bought it at Whole Foods, here is a link of what it is Activated Charcoal
My mom used to give it to me as a child for diahrea!

Jeanne said...

amazing pictures....and seems a nice place to visit :) happy WS

Me & my puppies said...

Wonderful photos and so interesting to see. I had to study this in one of my biology classes. Thanks for the post!

DeeMom said...

Wow what a complex. That is sure a neat place…
Rain forest and all WOW
DId you attend any lectures while you were there?

Shionge said...

Very interesting Lilli, we have a research centre here known as Biopolis and seems like they are all very fascinating.

Sharon said...

Very interesting post! You took some great pictures of the place. I'd like to visit it myself!

Emmyrose said...

very interesting photos. i love it :)

napaboaniya said...

Really interesting and innovative place :-) Thanks for sharing about the place!

Aisha said...

That's amazing! It would be fun to visit that one someday.

julie said...

What a lovely place to visit. Its like having a peek at the future houses :)

Have a great week, Lilli and regards to Nevada.

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

I was there 2 year ago. Isn't it amazing? If you are near Tucson, try to visit the botanical gardens....
Penny

munchkin mommy said...

hi lilli! these structures are as interesting (if not more!) than the stories behind them. i love the pics. it's amazing how we learn new things just by bloghopping! have a great week! :D

Sandy Carlson said...

Lilli,
I'm back to invite you to participate in this meme:
Writing in Faith: Thoughts

Lynn said...

This is very interesting. My husband would love to learn about this as he is a science buff.

Natalie said...

I didn't know those really existed. I remember seeing a movie that made fun of them though. It was a stupid Pauly Shore movie.

Meggie said...

What an interesting place! I'd like to know what types of things were learned from the experiement. Facinating!

Lalaine said...

wow!it's an interesting place and I love the architecture!

HiPnCooLMoMMa said...

beautiful photos, thanks for sharing, it enables us to see interesting places we have not been to, but at least in pictures though.

RuneE said...

I hope they are out by now... :-)

Re you comment - Anyone is of course welcome to make comments or post a bridge on their site (with a link)!

tigerfish said...

I would love to visit that too! So interesting.
Hmmm...and esp if I could work in those kitchen in the biosphere. How great!

quintarantino said...

Seems to me this is a most fascinating place to visit. Since I'm on the other side of the ocean, your post was marvellous. Allowed me to have a general picture of the whole set.

Bing said...

I love that place! So modern and Sci-fi LOL! Can't wait to go inside. Happy WS! And thanks for doing the tag I really appreciate it.

Kerri said...

Very interesting!!

Joshua said...

Very interesting experiment and photos too. Hope they are all able to go out already. Thanks for the visit.

Andrea said...

Interesting pictures. Great post

dot said...

Amazing pictures! I'm glad someone was willing to do that. I'm not so sure I would have been willing.

Heart of Rachel said...

I'm fascinated with the Biosphere research. I think it's a great project that aims to protect mankind in case something terrible happens to the world.

Thanks for visiting both my blogs. I appreciate it.

Bengbeng said...

this is an awesome post.. i really need to see more of the world. u helped me to see a little more today. thanks

Marie said...

This is very interesting. Fascinating place. Great post.

Have a nice day :)

Max-e said...

What an amazing building