I gotta say I admire the fulness of these reports who ever you are, 126.96.36.199! Outstanding!
--Dingus 05:51, 15 Oct 2004 (CEST)
note to self
Self, please edit this doc to be easier to read and more wiki-like. The content is incredible, but the layout needs work. Mmrnmhrm 22:28, 21 Oct 2004 (CEST) (don't mind me folks, I'm just leaving work now and I don't want to forget this when I get home.)
So, the article mentions that Root is a green star, and SEEMS to imply that this means the Supox have more light-energy available to use in their photosynthesis because of that fact. This is wrong; plants appear green because they take the LEAST amount of energy from green light (instead reflecting it back to an observer's eye).
Now, I may be reading to deeply into this, so I wanted to get a second opinion before changing things. Does anyone else see that implication?
Mudlock 20:46, 22 Oct 2004 (CEST)
I always thought that the color of a star was basically a heat-map, not something that indicated the actual color of the light it emits. I don't think that there are any blue or green stars in reality. -Fadookie 20:56, 22 Oct 2004 (CEST)
Blue stars certainly exist.  The information that Hayes gives about star temperature is scientifically correct. What the original author of the Supox article was trying to say was that a green star is hotter and has more energy output than a yellow star like Sol. It's not supposed to (I believe) have anything to do with the absorption spectrum of chlorophyll. Mmrnmhrm 22:13, 22 Oct 2004 (CEST)
I see where you're coming from. Interesting article about the green stars by the way. I'd have no problems with you correcting the entry. -Fadookie 12:14, 23 Oct 2004 (CEST)
Root appears green because it emits at higher-frequency wavelengths than Sol, because it emits more energy. Green light is "hotter" than yellow or red light, and is cooler than blue light. This fact is referenced many times in SC2, with the different temperatures around stars of different colors, and in the Supox's own dialogue, when they talk about how Root is more nourishing than Sol and how Sol's light is "watery" and "diluted".
Perhaps the fact that Root is green should mean that the Supox are not colored green the way Earth plants are (they are, to be fair, a dusky gray-green). But it's very misleading to think that the reason terrestrial plants are colored green and reflect green light is that green light has less energy. (The actual reasons are complex, but, to oversimplify, our own sun *emits* less total green light than other colors of light, and this difference is emphasized thanks to the way our atmosphere scatters light. If our sun were green instead of yellow, our plants would probably be colored differently.)
The proper plural of "apparatus" is "apparatus", *not* "apparati" (a made-up word).