The Blackest Material In The World Is Blowing Our Minds

There’s black, and then there’s Vantablack. Developed by Surrey NanoSystems, Vantablack, which is made from carbon nanotubes, is the blackest material ever made.

How black is it? The company has uploaded some videos of it in action, and it’s absolutely absurd.

We try not to be hyperbolic here, but this is blowing our minds. Unfortunately, it’s not easy getting your hands on it — in fact, if you’re an artist who wants to use the material, you’re out of luck

Here’s what happens when you shine a laser at Vantablack:

Vantablack is on the left here; the other two are some standard-issue, weak-sauce black materials: