a reply to: game over man
First: you need to understand what "color" is, it's what we see in the visible spectrum of light, and electromagnetic energy.
that's a very narrow bandwidth.
You can't describe what the color of gamma rays are, because we can't see them with just our eyes. That's how that works. You could just randomly
think up the name of some color.....but then that would be you just making something up. There is no visible way to see it naturally. Instead, we have
to use visible colors to represent something we can't normally see.
In order for us to see color, we need photons from the light of the visible spectrum. Without those photons, we would not see anything, and the
absence of seeing something due to the lack of photons makes us see: Black.
That's how that works.
Prior to the first stars, there were no photons in the visible light spectrum. No light in the visible spectrum means: black.
If you had a time machine and went back to just before the first stars were formed, that's what the universe would look like to your eyes: black, and
This is the point that many have been trying to explain to you: nothingness looks black because nothing means no visible light. No visible light
registers as black to our senses.
Is that what the color of space truly is?
Sure....for us, and how we define color and light.
For some other alien species out there, who have eyes that developed in a much lower light level, their visible spectrum might go lower in the
infrared area....meaning they'd have other colors that they can see, that we can't.
We describe the world around us based upon our senses, and have common terms for certain things so that we can understand each other.
When I say "It was as black as space.", most people will understand what I mean, and that's because we use common terms, and that they understand that
I'm saying something looks black due to the absence of light or anything else, something that is very empty by most standards.