[LMB] OT: Practice for terraforming Beta Colony on Earthly deserts.

Damien Sullivan phoenix at mindstalk.net
Thu Jun 17 03:16:27 BST 2021


On Wed, Jun 16, 2021 at 06:30:12PM -0500, Raymond Collins wrote:
> Biosphere 2 has been the only experiment in a sealed ecosystem. It was a
> experiment that failed because of oxygen using microbes which converted
> oxygen into CO2.

No, that's a debunked idea. The problem was concrete weathering,
sequesting CO2 and O2.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Biosphere_2#Challenges

All that said, having a sealed long term small environment is still
unproven.

And 'terraforming' parts of the Earth is way way way easier than any
form of space colony.

-xx- Damien X-)


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