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What color is the universe?

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Jamie D:
Well, it has been studied and the answer is ...

COSMIC LATTE

Yes, "Cosmic Latte."

Cosmic Latte is the color of the universe, according to a team of astronomers from Johns Hopkins University. In 2001, Karl Glazebrook and Ivan Baldry determined that the color of the universe was a greenish white, but they soon corrected their analysis in "The 2dF Galaxy Redshift Survey: constraints on cosmic star-formation history from the cosmic spectrum", published in 2002. In this paper, they reported that their survey of the color of all light in the universe added up to a slightly beige white. The survey included more than 200,000 galaxies, and measured the spectral range of the light from a large volume of the universe.

http://www.oddee.com/item_63950.aspx

amZo:
I never realized it had a color, would've guessed black though.

I liked number 4., the Earth day is expected to be 55 times longer in 15 billion years.

Danielle Emmalee:
Apparently the Milky Way tastes like raspberries.

http://www.theguardian.com/science/2009/apr/21/space-raspberries-amino-acids-astrobiology

Jamie D:

--- Quote from: Nikko on February 11, 2014, 10:56:21 pm ---I never realized it had a color, would've guessed black though.

I liked number 4., the Earth day is expected to be 55 times longer in 15 billion years.

--- End quote ---

The geological and paleontological record indicates that the number of days in a year is steadily dropping, as the Earth's rate of rotation around it's axis slows.  Because of the need to preserve angular momentum in the Earth-Moon system, the Moon is slowly drifting away from the Earth.

Think of the analogy of the ice skater doing a spin.  As she draws the mass of her arms inward, she rotates faster.  As she extends the mas of her arms she slows the spin.

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