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The World's Blackest Black Has Somehow Gotten Even Blacker

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It can basically just eat the light from a laser pointer

Vantablack, the darkest pigment in history, developed by Surrey NanoSystems (and now owned by artist Anish Kapoor), is so black that it reflects no light whatsoever. What that means practically is that if you paint something with it, you can no longer see whatever you just painted—just the color black. What it also means is that you'd think it couldn't get any more black, but apparently that's not the case. Surrey just released a video that shows a new and improved Vantablack basically just eating the light from a high powered laser pointer.

This New Blackest Black Material Is Even Blacker Than What We Thought Was the Blackest Black Material [Sploid]