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July 5th, 2005

For sale: glass dome complex in desert, abandoned by feuding scientists Baltimore Sun

As for-sale listings go, this one is a real fixer-upper: a 10-bedroom, five-bath glass house situated in Arizona’s Sonoran Desert.
The landscaping is lush, but it’s a bit overgrown. There’s a million-gallon pool, but the water is brackish. The utility bills are a bear – about $1 million a year. And the place is infested with five species of cockroaches and overrun with voracious ants.
But if you’re looking for a one-of-a-kind property set amid nearly 1,300 acres of cactus and tumbleweeds with spectacular mountain views, then the 137,000-square-foot Biosphere 2 just might be for you.

March 12th, 2004

Mars rover finds little new at destination Baltimore Sun

After traveling over the Martian surface for more than 30 days to reach the Bonneville crater, NASA’s Spirit rover peeked over the rim and found that the crater floor looks very much like the terrain it has already passed over, researchers said yesterday.
Notably absent in the 220-yard-diameter crater were rock outcroppings like those found by Spirit’s twin, Opportunity, halfway around Mars in a much smaller crater at Meridiani Planum.