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".
- 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.
- Hex triplet .... #FFF8E7
- RGB (r, g, b) ... (255, 248, 231)
- HSV (h, s, v) ... (40°, 94%, 90%)
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