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Scientists Have Figured Out What Colour The Universe Is

What's old is new again? Over at  Business Insider Australia  we are told (with some lovely language) that  Scientists have figured out what colour the Universe is . You've got to love a new and interesting astronomy story, but alas, the result is rather, well, beige (I refuse to say latte). But that's not the point of this post. Now, I am not a young man any more, and my memory is not what it was, but I know I had heard this story before, somewhere in the past. The story doesn't name any scientists or cite an original article, and so I turned to google. Hmmm - virtually the same story appeared in the UK Telegraph in  2009!  Unsurprisingly, the  Daily Mail  carry very similar stories. So this "news" is at least 5 years old! But now we have some names! Karl Glazebrook and Ivan Baldry! A little more detective work leads to New Scientist article entitled  The Universe is not turquoise – it's beige . This story from 2002!!!!!!!! corrects and earlie