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In our last episode, we reported that astronomers at Johns Hopkins had determined that the average intensity of each wavelength within the visible spectrum of light in the universe combined to produce a sort of dull sea-foam green. This would be what the human eye would perceive if it could see all the light in the universe at once- the color of the universe. Well, in a pretty serious professional DOH! from the JHU folks, it turns out their software had a bug in it. The actual color is much less interesting- nearly white, in fact:

http://www.pha.jhu.edu/~kgb/cosspec/

(sigh) Oh well. At least my home decor matches better now- my wallpaper looked terrible against that pale green.

awiseowl
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