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    2. You are the Science Officer on the Starship Enterprise© and you come across a new planet. You find that no light with wavelength less than about 650 nm reaches the surface of the planet. Assuming that the biochemistry of the plants on this planet is essentially identical to that on the planet Earth, what color will the plants be on the surface of the planet? Also, if some plants are brought onto the Enterprise, will their color be the same as that on the planet surface? Fully explain your answer.

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    If the biochemistry is the same and the plants produce sugar through (green) chloroplasts.
    The reason why we see plants ...

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    The expert examines assessing a planet.