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In 2014, a UK nanotech company announced they'd created the darkest shade of black in the world.  They called it Vantablack, and it absorbed an unprecedented 99.9% of the light that hit it. What does that mean?  Here is a comparison: Black hole absorbs 100% of the light that hits it.  They are similarly black - you can imagine a black hole as just a sphere of Vantablack! You can see how the material absorbs almost all of the light, reflecting nothing detectable back to our eyes: The red light of a laser pointer vanish when it was run through a surface coated in the new material.  They covered the sculpture on...

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