In 2001, John Hopkins University astronomers, Karl Glazebrook and Ivan Baldry surveyed more than 200,000 galaxies across the universe. Based on their findings they constructed ‘The Cosmic Spectrum’ which represents the sum of all the energy in the local volume of the universe emitted at different optical wavelengths. The real motive for calculating the cosmic spectrum was to study more about star formation in the universe. However, they decided to ask themselves what would the universe look like if it were in a box? What would someone see if they opened the box and could see all the light at once? The color they found best representing the universe, or the average was #FFF8E7. They named that color cosmic latte. A clear, light beige shade.
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- The Universe is not turquoise – it’s beige – New Scientist