Just when you thought nothing could be blacker than your ex-boyfriend's heart, here comes Vantablack. This stuff is the definition of darkness. It's a manmade material that absorbs 99.965 percent of ultraviolet, visible, and infrared light. To give you an idea of what that actually looks like, Vantablack has been described as the closest thing to a black hole we'll ever see.
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When you "see" something, the photons not absorbed by the object bounce off the object and hit your eyes. 00:05
Vantablack is the blackest material ever built; it absorbs more than 99.9% of visible light. 00:26
Covering something in Vantablack would automatically give it the illusion that it is two-dimensional. 00:54
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