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This 'Space Bubble' shield could counter the effects of climate change by reflecting the sun's rays

Space Bubbles are a variation on the common geoengineering idea of a solar shield. Image: Unsplash/CHUTTERSNAP

Rima Sabina Aouf
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A space bubble in front of a white sphere.
The Space Bubbles proposal envisages using frozen spheres to block some of the sun's rays. Image: MIT

The Earth from space with a space bubble in front of it.
The raft would be deployed in space where it could not impact the Earth's biosphere. Image: MIT
A space bubble in front of a white sphere.
A space bubble in front of a white sphere. Image: MIT

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A diagram showing the effect of a space bubble on Earth if 1.8% of solar radiation was deflected.
A diagram showing the effect of a space bubble on Earth if 1.8% of solar radiation was deflected. Image: MIT
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