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How long could a well-built, well-preserved underground shelter last?

This isn’t a question about sustainability, but rather archaeology. Let’s assume you built a large underground complex, perhaps a bunker or a communal fallout shelter, in a geologically stable region ...
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How much time would you have to build cities underground after a gamma ray burst?

So the situation, for those who aren’t familiar, is that Earth is in trouble. Again. A gamma ray burst from a dying star somewhere close by (a couple hundred to a couple thousand ly) has grazed or ...
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How deep could we bury the world in artifice?

I've been reading a few books lately, principally the Warhammer 40,000 descriptions of Earth and the Night's Dawn Trilogy, and it's got me wondering just how far down we could bury a planet under ...