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Darkest material on Earth will create a 'schism in space' for Winter Olympics

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Touted as the darkest man-made substance in the world, Vantablack is so uncomfortably black the human eye can't quite decipher what it is seeing. 

It is thought to be the closest thing to a black hole we will ever experience. 

That's because Vantablack is not a color, it's the almost complete absence of color.


Part of the appeal of Vantablack is that it absorbs 99.96% of the light that hits its surface.


One square centimeter of Vantablack consists of about one billion carbon nanotubes spaced perfectly apart. When light comes in it is bounced around and ultimately trapped and converted to heat.


The British architect is using Vantablack for a building he describes as a "schism in space," which will be unveiled at the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea. Visitors will encounter it when entering the Olympic Park. 




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