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Chlorine photosynthesis on exoplanets
I've just read (skimmed through) the Haas paper; it says that the liberation of 1% of a bar of Cl in the atmosphere would require 10x the salt in the Earth's ocean.

I see a coincidence here- if we liberated all the chlorine in the ocean into the atmosphere, we'd get just the right amount to allow some light through. 0.1% of a bar of Cl would be thin enough to allow enough light for photosynthesis, and would be a realistic quantity of chlorine for an Earth-like world.

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RE: Chlorine photosynthesis on exoplanets - by stevebowers. - 04-10-2013, 07:07 AM

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