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Sky Chart and Plant Color Chart by Luke Campbell
(03-02-2021, 01:22 PM)iancampbell Wrote: I think it's worth mentioning that most plants on Earth are of a far from optimum colour if the criterion is efficiency of light absorption. The reason why plants are green is, of course, that green light is preferentially reflected rather than absorbed; but the peak of light intensity from Sol is in the green, so chlorophyll is pretty inefficient. Why? Evolution; it just happens that chlorophyll was the first pigment to be used, and evolution doesn't allow radical redesigns.

It might well be that alien plants use a more efficient light absorber, even in Earthlike conditions.

Just my $0.02.

Everything4404 didn't ask me to do this, but I can guess that they would've done this too.

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RE: Sky Chart and Plant Color Chart by Luke Campbell - by The Astronomer - 03-02-2021, 02:01 PM

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