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~100 times the intensity required to kill even the hardiest microorganisms, bad.

https://phys.org/news/2018-04-proxima-centauri-flare-powerfu...




In the places that are exposed to the UV light.

You could have life that's 100m deep underwater, or living in protected structures (caves, etc). Life could evolve more protections against UV (e.g. some kind of carapace that the organism resides within).

Maybe the hard part is figuring out a way to use UV-heavy light to generate energy.




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