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Cosmic Latte (Average Colour Of The Universe)


The average colour of the universe has been calculated to be a beige colour (shown opposite) and named COSMIC LATTE.

Personally, Alchemipedia likes his invented name - DEEP SPEIGE - a portmanteau word of "Deep Space" & "Beige".

Basic Facts:
  • In 2002, Karl Glazebrook & Ivan Baldry reported that their survey of the colour of all light in the universe added up to a slightly beigeish white.
  • Their survey included more than 200,000 galaxies.
  • The hexadecimal value for this colour, Cosmic Latte, is #FFF8E7.
  • The study also revealed is that the majority of stars formed around 5 billion years ago.
  • The colour of the universe is also changing over time - shifting from blue to red.
  • The colour shift is because blue stars change to yellow & then to red giants, & eventually into black holes.
  • Glazebrook in a Washington Post article where the color was displayed jokingly said that he was looking for suggestions for naming this new colour.
  • Peter Drum came up with the name while sitting at a Starbucks coffee house, drinking a latte and reading the Washington Post article, where he noted that the displayed colour in the article resembled the colour of his latte.
Cosmic Latte Colour Coordinates:
  • Hex triplet .... #FFF8E7
  • RGB (r, g, b) ... (255, 248, 231)
  • HSV (h, s, v) ... (40°, 94%, 90%)

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