Cosmic Latte

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Cosmic Latte is the average color of the universe. It was determined in 2002 by astronomers from Johns Hopkins University, when they did a spectral analysis of different galaxies. They calculated that all light in the universe adds up to a slightly beigeish white.

In a poll ran by the scientists, the name Cosmic Latte won against suggestions like Big Bang Beige, Astronomer Almond, and Skyvory. Its hexadecimal RGB notation is #fff8e7.