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The Blackest Black On Earth

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How black is black? By some definitions, black is the absence of light, so it is hard to categorize. But a product known as Vantablack claims to be one of the blackest substances you can find.

The name “Vanta” comes from its construction,¬†Vertically Aligned NanoTube Arrays, and that pretty much describes it. A small forest of vertically aligned nanotubes trap photons, and eventually they stop bouncing around and turn to heat. The result – 99.965% of the light never escapes, creating, you guessed it, black.

 

 

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