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Under the Tucson Sun

Matthew Turley Global Golf

Photo: Matthew Turley

If you have an evening flight home, it’s worth taking a trip thirty miles north to Oracle, Arizona, for an abbreviated tour of Biosphere 2, one of the most ambitious and costly ($200 million) privately funded science projects in history. This three-acre glass terrarium was built as an airtight living lab to determine how humans might function in space. No longer a sealed facility, its management was taken over this year by the University of Arizona, which plans to use it for hydrology and climate-change research. It’s a unique desert experience, much like Tucson itself.

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