The substance, which is made out of carbon nanotubes and grows on aluminum foil, appears almost like a black hole because, in a way, it acts similarly to our eyes. Black holes produce such a large gravitational pull that light cannot escape it. Vantablack, on the other hand, absorbs so much light, roughly 99.96 percent, that it appears just as dark as a black hole. Even though the two objects are very different, they both confuse our eyes, which are not used to such an utter absence of light.
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This Material is So Black That Your Eyes Can't Fully Understand It
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This Norah Jones track.