Sunday, February 2, 2014

Photo: Biosphere 2

The Biosphere looks rather futuristic, in design, which is fitting because it was intended as a facility for conducting research and experiments to provide data for potential use in planning space colonization.

The concept was that the facility would be a self-contained ecosystem capable of supporting life for years.  It has agricultural area, a simulated ocean, fresh water, and other systems necessary for supporting life.  It is about the size of two and one-half football fields.

I was constructed with $200 million of private funds.  Several experiments were conducted, with researchers living within the Biosphere 2 for as long as two years.  It is now owned and operated by the University of Arizona.

Today is Sunday, so we have new photos posted on our Viva la Voyage travel photo site.  This week we are showing another set of underwater photos from our recent trip to the Galapagos Islands.

1 comment:

Sharon said...

Nice shot against that blue sky.

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