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

Raymond Collins rcrcoll6 at gmail.com
Thu Jun 17 05:17:54 BST 2021


It's a engineering challenge. And yeah I heard about the cement. The best
way to find what the culprit was the ate up the oxygen would be a chart of
O2 loss. If the risees at a steady angle then it would be the concrete,.
However if it curves up then the factor would be a biological effect.

On Wed, Jun 16, 2021, 9:20 PM Damien Sullivan <phoenix at mindstalk.net> wrote:

> 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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