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Ignoring the infrared radiation aspect of your question, what you are describing is a situation not too dissimilar to what exists in many parts of Australia. The extreme degree of weathering that has occurred in Australia over millennia has left the soils in many parts of Australia leached of nutrients. Over time, native plants adapted to this situation to ...


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In general space based plants will probably be hydroponics so most likely initial agriculture will be indoors in vertical farms. Possibly using mechanically harvested/processed materials to carefully expand the setup but certainly more productive of human labor to grow high yield plants in optimal conditions than hardier specimens outdoors. If the outdoors ...


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There are a lot of specific factors that would be relevant for answering this. Here are a few: What is the composition of the planet's atmosphere? Is there any soil/regolith and what is it made of? Does the planet have plate tectonics? (This is indirectly relevant for answering some of the above questions.) Is there liquid water on the planet? Is there a ...


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