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    On a hypothetical planet that is in orbit around a smaller, cooler star that is a red star, and can sustain life, what color would pigment in plants be, based on the wavelengths of light in red stars? [Besides black...]


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    There were a few articles on this in Scientific American a few years ago:

    Local Color: Plants under Alien Suns Could Come in a Variety of Hues: Scientific American
    Black Plant Life Could Thrive on Other Planets: Scientific American Podcast
    The Color of Plants on Other Worlds: Scientific American (payment required)


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