today i learned – weds 18th july 2018

when you think of the universe, it’s really big and exciting isn’t it 😱 according to scientists, it might not be as cool as we thought 🙈

#tdil the universe, like most old volvos, has an average colour of beige 😳

surprised by that? yep, i was too 😅 i’ve always been under the impression that the universe was just dark and scary?! 🙃 but no, if you grabbed all of (well, lots of … because infinite 🙈) the light emitted by the universe and smeared it out onto a canvas, you’d get beige 😂

this is according to a study done by two american astrophysicists named karl glazebrook and ivan baldry 🤓 these dudes figured it out by creating a cosmic spectrum of light emitted by 200,000 galaxies before blending it to something the human eye could see.

the result was beige! more specifically, a beige that they have named ‘cosmic latte’ ☕️ … to be fair, that bit of the fact isn’t bland … i think starbucks should jump on this 🤷🏻‍♂️ #justsaying

aside from inventing a new colour for dulux, the findings are actually quite useful … they can help to tell us a bit of universe based history 😁

apparently the colour of the universe has slowly become less blue … indicating that there are now fewer hot stars out there (hot stars appear blue and cooler ones red).

pretty cool, hey? 😏 still slightly sad that our universe is so boring that it’s beige … but, you know, saw a range rover do a hill climb on two wheels t’other day … what more excitement do we really need? 🤷🏻‍♂️

laters 😜 #tdil


what do you know, an actual fact on the blog for once?! 😱 fancy reading some more? just take a little gander over ->here<-

(picture time! the header is ->here<-, the second pic is ->here<- and the other is ->here<-)

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