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Q&A Blue soil (aka dirt) in an earth-like planet?

How could blue soil exist, in a realistic earth-like world. The world may even be earth. First off is it even possible - could soil like this exist given the requirements below? (if not then why?)...

8 answers  ·  posted 5y ago by R. Smyth‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by R. Smyth‭

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Q&A If I have an Earth-like world with Earth-like fauna, and I want brightly-colored mammals, what would be a realistic way of causing that to evolve?

On Earth, while birds and reptiles can be quite brightly colored, it's rare for mammals to have any bright colors, and the rare times they do, it's either just slightly different (like with orangut...

15 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Yaitz331‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Yaitz331‭

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Q&A What Kind of Pigment Would Allow Basic Photosynthesis and Give the Skin a Blue Color

Let's say there is a planet orbiting a star. The planet is much like our own, with a similar atmosphere. However, the star this planet orbits differ from out star. It differs in such a way that it ...

1 answer  ·  posted 3y ago by MintySoftboi‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by MintySoftboi‭

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Q&A Would cobalt make a moon blue?

Would abnormally high levels of cobalt on a moon cause it to appear blue to those on the planet it orbits?

2 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Mock 10‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Mock 10‭

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Q&A Would it be possible for my fantasy creature to have black blood?

A friend of mine has a race of creatures in her headworld and has been wondering about a biological answer to justify the color of her race's blood even though magic is a bit sprinkled in there. ...

2 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by trash_cat‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by trash_cat‭

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Q&A How could a race of humanoids have grey skin?

Gray skin and red eyes is a common look for Dark Elves, and I have a similar race in my own world. But what would physically cause such an appearance? Hard Requirements: Must not be the result o...

1 answer  ·  posted 3y ago by Maddock Emerson‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Maddock Emerson‭

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Q&A What would make bones be of different colors?

I am currently working in a "fantasy" world without any kind of magic and I thought of a race with different skeleton color (blackish in particular but I want to know in general). I am not well ver...

3 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by DigiAB‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by DigiAB‭

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Q&A Growing blue trees

What about the atmosphere of earth makes green the best color for plants, and what would have to change to make blue the best color? The fact that these changes could not happen on earth, an so wou...

7 answers  ·  posted 5y ago by menolo homobavonez‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by menolo homobavonez‭

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Q&A What plant colours other than black could be available on a red dwarf planet?

Hello! I'm no scientist so I've reached the limit of my knowledge. I was wondering if any of you smart beans out there would be able to help me figure this out? Here are the specs of my system; Ke...

1 answer  ·  posted 3y ago by MissMermaid‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by MissMermaid‭

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Q&A Can Apes (Including Humans) Be Naturally Patterned Like Felids?

For visual reference: Apes are visual species who rely more on their eyesight than any of the other senses. As a result, they see the world in three shades of color, whereas other mammals see i...

2 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by JohnWDailey‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by JohnWDailey‭

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Q&A Plausibility of purple oceans

Alright, so I've been meaning to write out a planet with golden/yellow fields and a violet / purple ocean. What I was thinking about is having the water of this world is so clean and nourishing th...

3 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Primicerius Kaine‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Primicerius Kaine‭

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Q&A Infrared reality

Is it possible for an earth-like planet to be perceived (by human eyes) in real-time as an infrared photograph? If so, in what conditions?

3 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Bette Struble‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Bette Struble‭

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Q&A To make a blue moon, what element does it need?

We know that Mars has a reddish color, because its ground consists of iron-based compounds. The moon is grey-whiteish because it consists mostly of silicon-based compounds. What element should the...

1 answer  ·  posted 4y ago by Mr.D‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by Mr.D‭

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Q&A Purple soil - how would it be possible?

For one of my projects, I'm developing an inhabited Earth-like world, with the key visual difference being that much of the land is purple, instead of the brownish colour it is on Earth. My questio...

13 answers  ·  posted 5y ago by F1Krazy‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by F1Krazy‭

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Q&A Why would a big cat have black fur around its face?

A few days ago, I saw this very nice reconstruction of a Machairodus giganteus by Peter Hutzler: More recently, I've been thinking about it, and I'm wondering A) if it would evolve without getti...

2 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by SealBoi‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by SealBoi‭

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Q&A Can a planet harbor plants of different colors without one pigment outcompeting the others?

On Earth, all plants are green because they contain the pigment chlorophyll, which photosynthesizes by absorbing all light except green light. However, it is quite possible - if not likely - that ...

13 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by SealBoi‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by SealBoi‭

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Q&A Could an organism see in infrared light as well as normal light, using its brain to process what it sees into a single image?

Tl;dr: Humans create a composite image out out what each of their eyes see Humans process the two images into one using their visual cortex Humans can't see infrared because of a lack of photorec...

7 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by Lutro‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by Lutro‭

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Q&A Can a rocky planet or moon be stark white?

From pictures I've seen, all rocky planets in our solar system are some shade of grey, brown, and red. Ignoring stuff like atmosphere and oceans and plant life of course. I was thinking of a world...

4 answers  ·  posted 5y ago by System‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭