Here Comes Vantablack – The Darkest Thing On The Planet

Vantablack is the world blackest material developed by British company Surrey NanoSystems.
What makes it Super Black is its capacity of absorbing 99.96% of light that hits it, which means that reflected light from its surface is almost negligible and thus making it Super Black.
Looking into this black matter is the closest thing one can relate to Blackhole. Where Blackhole absorbs 100% of the light falling onto its surface, Vantablack absorbs 99.96%


Vantablack surrounded by aluminum foil.

It is composed of a Jungle of carbon tubes which are 10,000 times thinner than a human hair. When light strikes vantablack, instead of bouncing off, it becomes trapped and is continually deflected between the tubes before eventually becoming heat.

If it was used to make Black Shirt and Trousers, the wearer’s head and feet might appear to float around a dress-shaped hole.

Although actual applications of this material are quite serious – In astronomical cameras, telescopes, infrared scanning, military uses etc