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Re: Interesting Camo

From: "Laserlight" <laserlight@q...>
Date: Thu, 30 Mar 2000 22:20:46 -0500
Subject: Re: Interesting Camo

>>Exception:  a brown dwarf shines at only about 1000-1200
>>degrees, so it would have red light.
>Red pens aren't a must on Alarish then? ;)

Alarishi army camo, at the moment, runs to light grey+dark
grey+red.  But no one lives "outside" so sunlight color isn't an
issue for most people.

>>The main things that would
>>affect it, I'd think, would be the density and composition of
>>the atmosphere; however, I'd expect the local variation in
>>vegetation to be more important.
>Why? If photosynthetic wouldn't they colour themselves for
their light
>environment (i.e. ambient light conditions would still be the
>determining factor)?

You'd think so.  Plants ought to absorb the colors that best
penetrate the atmosphere--colors like green, for instance.  But
they don't.  (If they absorbed green, they wouldn't reflect
green.	If they didn't reflect green, they wouldn't look green).

Besides which, you may have imported plants on semi-terraformed

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