About The Biosphere

Biosphere icon  This image represents the biosphere throughout the My NASA data website.

What is the Biosphere? 

The Biosphere includes all life on Earth including life living on the Earth's Geosphere and in Hydrosphere, including humans and all organic matter that has not yet decomposed.  This important sphere distinguishes Earth from all other planets in our solar system as life evolved (and continues to evolve)  since Earth's early history between 4.5 and 3.8 billion years ago.


The Earth System interacts with the Biosphere in the following ways: 

Links between other Spheres and the Biosphere