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

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http://edition.cnn.com/2017/11/15/world/vantablack-blackest-black-material/

 

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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.

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

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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.

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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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