Nigel Tufnel, from This is Spinal Tap, said it best: "It's like, how much more black could this be? And the answer is none. None more black."
A new material has been developed that's so devoid of reflection, looking at it is like looking into a black hole. Vantablack, from U.K.-based Surrey Nanosystems, absorbs all but 0.035 percent of the incident light that bounces off it. You can't see it; you can only see the objects around it.
In fact, the material is so black that even when crumpled, it still looks completely flat.
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"You expect to see the hills [of the bends and crumples] and all you can see ... it's like black, like a hole, like there's nothing there. It just looks so strange," the company's CTO, Ben Jensen, told the Independent.
Back in 2008, scientists at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute achieved a similar goal and for a while, their material, which absorbed all but 0.045 percent of light, was the darkest. But now Surrey Nanosystems has surpassed that.