The rectangle you see below is the official colour of the universe (or is it?)
So, the brilliant astronomers at John Hopkins University have been averaging all the colours from the light of 200,000 galaxies. Their research has determined that the current color of the universe is a pale turquoise green.
Apparently, however, the universe follows trends as well. While this colour is the big thing this millennium, over the next few billion years the average colour of the galaxies is predicted to shift towards a reddish hue. Although, by then of course, our own sun will have blown up. 🙂
The scientists behind the study playfully floated the idea that that they should cash in promoting “color of the universe T-shirts and coffee mugs” in the mildly pleasing hue.
The plot thickens…hold the presses (the T-shirt presses that it)
So, the brilliant astronomers at John Hopkins University have been re-averaging all the colours from the light of 200,000 galaxies. And on further examination, pale turquoise green is decidedly out of fashion, and they’ve released the updated colour of our celestial age. To some boring creamy beige that your aunt would paint her bathroom in.
It is not known if the aforementioned scientists lost a fortune investing in turquoise coffee mugs, T-shirts, baseball caps and protractor sets.
Moral of the story: Even rocket scientists make mistakes.