These are two images representing the same symbol, the first image contains 25 blocks in 13 colors, it represents progression of its different states through time since it was initiated n years ago (round(n/100, 1) == 0.8);

The second image shows the intended ordering of the colors. It is not a rainbow and not in sync with the sRGB spectrum.

Can you guess what it is?

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The HEXADECIMAL values of the colors are very important.

There is no red (#ff0000) color in the first image, and red has a very specific meaning.

It goes COUNTER-CLOCKWISE in the second image if you go FORWARD figuratively in time

0x3ed9999a # 0.???f

0x47a88e00 # ?????.0f

The accepted answer must explain both the first image and the second image, and explain what each color in the first image represents.

For your convenience, the hexadecimal values for the colors in the first image are:

Column 1 Column 2 Column 3 Column 4 Column 5
ffb200 ff4c00 ff3300 ffb200 ccff00
ffb200 ffff00 ccff00 ffe500 ffb200
ff6600 ff4c00 ff9900 ffff00 4dff00
99ff00 ffe500 ffb200 ff7f00 ff9900
ff7f00 ff4c00 ff3f00 ff3300 ff2a00

They correspond to 25 numbers with 13 distinct values.

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    $\begingroup$ this is the strangest version of wordle I've seen yet $\endgroup$
    – juicifer
    Commented Feb 28, 2022 at 21:52
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    $\begingroup$ It's not wordle... $\endgroup$
    – user78980
    Commented Feb 28, 2022 at 21:53
  • $\begingroup$ Well, the answers to this question and to the other question I have posted are connected. $\endgroup$
    – user78980
    Commented Mar 1, 2022 at 14:11
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    $\begingroup$ Edison, Washington and Batman all have DC. Washington D.C., DC comics, Edison found DC voltage. $\endgroup$
    – Varun W.
    Commented Mar 1, 2022 at 16:56
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    $\begingroup$ You've given a lot of hints - keep in mind that lots of people only check SE once a day. $\endgroup$
    – Deusovi
    Commented Mar 2, 2022 at 6:45

1 Answer 1


The colors represent the

time remaining on the Doomsday Clock each time it was moved

where the color scale shows

the angle of the minute hand.


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