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Concepts

What color will alien plants be? Photosynthesis Light of any color from deep violet through the near-infrared could power photosynthesis

What color will alien plants be?

Photosynthesis

Timeline of Photosynthesis on Earth

Timeline of Photosynthesis on Earth

Biosignatures
Oxygen plus water Ozone Methane plus oxygen or seasonal cycles Methyl chloride Nitrous Oxide

Conclusions
The colour of alien plants will be determined by the wavelengths of light that reach them. Absorb the light, plants need to look black. not all stars emit the same distribution of wavelengths of light and not all atmospheres filter light in the same way.

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