March 26, 2012

What Color Are Plants on Other Planets?

Jeffrey Marlow, Wired


NASA

Take another look at that picture, and think about what you see.  What are we looking at, and what’s all that green stuff?

Pretty easy quiz, right?  The paint-by-numbers surface of the Earth has become second nature as satellite photos have entered the globalized world’s vernacular: water is blue, and plants are green.

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TAGGED: Plants, Photosynthesis, Extraterrestrial Life, Exoplanet

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