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I gotta say I admire the fulness of these reports who ever you are,! 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.)

Green light

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. [1] 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.