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If black absorbs the most heat, then why is most plant life green?
Question Date: 2013-05-08
Answer 1:

Plants didn't evolve to absorb as much heat as possible. If they did that, they would dry out and die!

Plants evolved an amazing system of molecules to do Photosynthesis. This system takes the energy from sunlight and uses it to make sugar. This system absorbs light that isn't green, and the light that isn't absorbed is green.

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