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Monday, July 27, 2009

O Arizona: Biosphere

With dreams of colonizing Mars, John P. Allen, who made his millions in oil, funded the building of Biosphere 2 in the middle of the Arizona desert. (Planet earth is Biosphere 1.) The 3.15-acre sealed glass house is a dazzling attempt to completely recreate the conditions and environment of Earth including a rain forest, desert, marsh, and an mini-ocean.

link: Biosphere 2 | Atlas Obscura


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