At any rate it was interesting to see. The University of Arizona now uses the facility as a study and training lab. Well worth the tour.
|This is the outside of one of the wings of the Biosphere 2|
have developed a symbotic relationship. The
cacti was using the Palo Verde to support it's
spines and the Palo Verde was drawing
nutrients from the spine of the cacti to
support it's life. A very rare occurance we
Next we descended into the "Lung" of the Biosphere. This is where they equalized the air pressure inside the sphere. In the day as the air turns hot it goes into the lung and expands and thus air is allowed to be pumped throughout the system.
This is the "Lung". The black diaphram in the ceiling expands and contracts as the air pressure in the shpere changes. It was like an outer space experience. When we opend the door to leave the diaphram immediately began to fall.
GET ME OUT OF THIS PLACE!!!!