24 Oct 2018

Alien life is purple

From The Panel, 4:32 pm on 24 October 2018

The first life on Earth may have been purple, a new research paper suggests. The paper in the International Journal of Astrobiology argues that before green plants took energy from the sun, tiny purple organisms reigned.

The scientists postulate alien life could be the same. We ask the panelists what colours they are drawn to.

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