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Vantablack, one of the darkest substances known (wikipedia.org)
12 points by kilovoltaire on Feb 7, 2019 | hide | past | favorite | 4 comments



One of the most common uses [1] for Vantablack is coating satellites so they don't reflect light in to celestial navigation [2] sensors. Of course spy satellites are also covered in the stuff (there is even a variant that is highly effective on visible and infrared light).

1. https://www.abc.net.au/news/science/2017-01-13/vantablack-wh...

2. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Celestial_navigation


But its MOST common use is for furthering the hilarious feud between Stuart Semple and Anish Kapoor.


Semple also sells a competing product, although I'm not sure how it compares to Vantablack.

http://stuartsemple.com/project/black-v1-0-beta-worlds-matte...


It seems like someone listened to the latest 99pi episode. https://99percentinvisible.org/episode/the-secret-lives-of-c...




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