In 2001, Johns Hopkins University astronomers Karl Glazebrook and Ivan Baldry averaged all the colors from the light of 200,000 galaxies and determined that our universe is a lovely mint green. The next year, however, the pair took another look at the colors and came up with a disappointing new hue: beige. (If you’re into outer space, read about the signals from deep space that scientists just picked up.)
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The experts at Pantone have spoken: Greenery has been named the official color of the year. The light green “evokes the first days of spring when nature’s greens revive, restore and renew,” according to Pantone. Before 2018 rolls around, learn which New Year’s resolutions you should never make.