Who Knows The Color Of The Universe

from the at-night,-all-cats-are-black dept

A few months back there was a bit of a discussion over whether the universe was beige or tourquoise. Now, it seems, most folks who know anything about color theory or astronomy are saying that such questions are a waste of time. Color, of course, is very much in the eye of the beholder. Depending on the light, the angle, the atmosphere, and tons of other factors color is always changing. There is no definitive way to define the “color” of anything. The article (more interestingly) describes how most photographs of space are really black and white, and are then colorized using Photoshop to highlight more interesting features.

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