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Vantablack: The Darkest Material Ever Made

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Today we're talking about the blackest material ever created! Hosted by: Michael Aranda ---------- Support SciShow by becoming a patron on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/scishow ---------- Dooblydoo thanks go to the following Patreon supporters -- we couldn't make SciShow without them! Shout out to Justin Ove, Andreas Heydeck, Justin Lentz, Will and Sonja Marple, Benny, Chris Peters, Tim Curwick, Philippe von Bergen, Patrick, Fatima Iqbal, Lucy McGlasson, Mark Terrio-Cameron, Accalia Elementia, Kathy & Tim Philip, charles george, Kevin Bealer, Thomas J., and Patrick D. Ashmore. ---------- Like SciShow? Want to help support us, and also get things to put on your walls, cover your torso and hold your liquids? Check out our awesome products over at DFTBA Records: http://dftba.com/scishow ---------- Looking for SciShow elsewhere on the internet? Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/scishow Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/scishow Tumblr: http://scishow.tumblr.com Instagram: http://instagram.com/thescishow ---------- Sources: http://blackholes.stardate.org/resources/faqs/faq.php?p=black-holes-close-to-earth http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/blackest-is-the-new-black-scientists-have-developed-a-material-so-dark-that-you-cant-see-it-9602504.html https://www.surreynanosystems.com/vantablack/faqs http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/186229-its-like-staring-into-a-black-hole-worlds-darkest-material-will-be-used-to-make-very-stealthy-aircraft-better-telescopes http://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/shortcuts/2016/feb/29/anish-kapoor-vantablack-paint http://mentalfloss.com/article/77190/6-facts-about-vantablack-darkest-material-ever-made http://www.iflscience.com/technology/new-super-black-material-absorbs-99965-light http://www.marketingmagazine.co.uk/article/1355044/lynx-creates-coated-blackest-material-planet http://www.theguardian.com/fashion/shortcuts/2014/jul/14/vantablack-nanofabric-new-black https://www.surreynanosystems.com/vantablack/science-of-vantablack http://www.deepskywatch.com/Articles/flocking-newtonian.html https://www.surreynanosystems.com/vantablack/applying-vantablack https://www.surreynanosystems.com/about http://www.cnet.com/news/nasas-own-super-black-coating-ventures-into-space/ Images: https://www.surreynanosystems.com/media/images-videos https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Vantablack_02.JPG https://youtu.be/CorAjEBOHN4 https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:PICT0111.JPG http://www.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/img_3332.jpg
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Terius Zúñiga (3 days ago)
we should paint cars this color. thanks science
Arnold Schwarzenegger (8 days ago)
Get a green screen suit made of that and you are a ninja
oscar company (8 days ago)
Not black colour, but dark colour
Shrimp Bisque (14 days ago)
Reminds me of Emily the Strange. "I'm only wearing black until they invent something darker." Well, they have. They just need to put it on clothes.
rightsdeup crocodile (22 days ago)
Someone make a Shirt for me please I’ll pay anything
PikaGirl PikaGirl (23 days ago)
Oh sh*t we can make black holes
KeyserSoze16 (1 month ago)
Vanta-black? I'd call it Wesley Snipes black
Moto Sapien (1 month ago)
Wouldn't that be Vacna-Black? I guess it didn't sound cool enough for the scientist
abdoulaye sambe (1 month ago)
Hmm, that just might be a little blacker than me! But that’s impossible...🤔
Issolom Issolom (1 month ago)
I miss u hanks
JackIsHere (1 month ago)
You know what’s darker then this? My Soul
Furious Executioner (1 month ago)
Stack black on black 10000000000 times and you got a Vantablack 10.000
Tiber Septim (1 month ago)
but dude imagine the slimming effect of that dress......
ahmet akar (1 month ago)
you r speaking too fast man ! stopppp
A.J. Vasquez (1 month ago)
ahmet akar theyonlyhavealimitedamountedoftimetogettheseeoisodesinsotheyneedtotalkfasttosavetime
madmatt (1 month ago)
Which country in Southeast Asia can I see vantablack in person? In a museum or something...
Aries The Ram (1 month ago)
UK : We call it "Vantablack", with the "Vanta" standing for "Vertically Aligned carbon NanoTube Arrays" US : WE CALL IT SUPERBLACK BECAUSE IT'S SUUUUPEER BLACK
Odderist unknown XXI (1 month ago)
I bet I can't even sew it with black string and bet myself not to poke myself.--.
Aries The Ram (1 month ago)
Patrick Stump, they've made a darker color than black
Reggie Barboza (2 months ago)
Now all we need is phones with OLED Vantablack screens. Woooahhh.
Cool Guy (2 months ago)
Hey this colour reminds me of the final level in super smash bros
APOPHIS GAMING (2 months ago)
Vantablack nail on your little sister seat
Chad Castagana (2 months ago)
Man how this material could revolutionize amateur astronomy here on earth. Telescopes shielded from all of that ambient light at grown level
Richard Zhang (2 months ago)
Now we can have our 2D waifus
Vatra (2 months ago)
I want a whole wardrobe made of this stuff! Lol the only part that would look 3D is my face.
Thomas Chase (2 months ago)
Make an awesome tuxedo or business suit but then I'd be impressed by a mere bowler hat made from it warmer than wool in winter perhaps
Jax Nean (2 months ago)
''I'll cover a canvas completely with Vantablack and title the painting: my future.'' I made this comment so that you don't have to!
Princé Steele (2 months ago)
My favorite color is black... knowing that's there's darker shades just makes me go insane
EarthmeisterIndigo (2 months ago)
The artist's name afaik is Anish Kapoor.
TrishaLee Hutchison (2 months ago)
This is fantastic
Cory Westfall (2 months ago)
Can they hit it with a laser for us
patrikcath (2 months ago)
Advanced darkness!
notquiteordinary (2 months ago)
This would be great for a suit to commit crimes. Ppl wouldn't be able to distinguish details about you, thus increasing your chances of getting away scott free after being seen.
Amanda (2 months ago)
i need this so i can sneak around at night for food
TimberGeek (2 months ago)
It would be an awesome camera flocking material.
Jacob Miller (2 months ago)
Is there an opposite to this?
Techy (3 months ago)
Maybe its the Compression of the Pictures but i can easily make out the details of those supposed "Vantablack" "Unable to Make out the Details Black" kind of Black.
Wait, if one can't really see the features, then why can I see quite a few features of objects painted with Vantablack? Help--
Upson Pratt (3 months ago)
This is what Spinal Tap should have used to cover their album.
Randall Whitehead (3 months ago)
17 year old me is hoping to get a few pairs of clothes made out of this material.
Richard Does gaming (3 months ago)
You can’t see a black hole, there invisible Really they are google it
david gorelle (3 months ago)
Whoa! Finally, something as dark as my soul
Declan Fiala (3 months ago)
So basically someone made a invisibility cloak that only works at night, and is actually so black it can't be used that way because its literally too black.
Aundre Wright (3 months ago)
I seen a ball floating that black thought it was a 🛸
Priyanshu Goel (3 months ago)
Wait vanta black gives no perception of depth right .can we all give it a thought that mickey mouse's ears might be just 2 sphere's covered with the stuff.now that's are dark disney theory.
Akira Gurung (3 months ago)
I want a vantablack dress
fM Mi (3 months ago)
black holes are invisible
Blaze the Dragon (3 months ago)
If I ever win the lottery I will look my room look like it's out of bounds
Svenni Tayivek (3 months ago)
I wonder what it would feel like to be in a room completely covered in vantablack.
michael river (3 months ago)
I needa get my car painted in this haha
Jhayan Peralta (4 months ago)
If your a glitchtale fan and you listen to the theme of every character you will know vantablack in a different way
spencer livingston (4 months ago)
So if we covered the globe in vantablack would the world appear flat?😂
Hol up (4 months ago)
Pretty sure another artists made a paint that's easier to apply and allowed everyone to use it except for the guy that pair for exclusive rights of ventablack
Fusion Tricycle (4 months ago)
Imagine how hot vantablack could get on a sunny day! Vantablack solar panels anyone?
El Hermano (4 months ago)
Still not as black as the actual NBA player
*insert meme here; (4 months ago)
The emo
vivian james (4 months ago)
when this becomes safe for clothing someone please tell me !!
ASCII Skull (4 months ago)
Imagine a vantablack man
ekoms108 (4 months ago)
I would dip a cheeseburger with vantablack. Love cheeseburgers!
DDZ 76 (4 months ago)
Wherw can I get some
That Guy B055 (4 months ago)
i wish i could paint my car in that
DavidFrostbite (4 months ago)
What about Black 2.0 by Stuart Semple!? And Singularity Black!
Nicholas Hylton (4 months ago)
An outfit made with vantablack fabric... Sounds like a goth teen's dream!
Funbox Entertainment (4 months ago)
But they coated an entire building in it.
anonymous ? (4 months ago)
so.. you were a transvestite when you were 16?
link121900 (4 months ago)
my inner emo is drooling rn
Brandi Gillbert (4 months ago)
Some artist bought Vanta black and forbid anyone else from using it
Disco Puppy (4 months ago)
So when will this become publicly available?
Felhek Lehrian (4 months ago)
Why nanotubes are always made of carbon? What would happen if they 're made of another material? Gold maybe?
Alex Hutchins (4 months ago)
I want a room with This!
Va Ho (4 months ago)
Vantablack makes black whitr.
angelika Scutts (5 months ago)
*Causually Waiting for the edgy/emo soul jokes*
John Saunders (5 months ago)
I taste bitter burnt coffee when I see vantablak
Geebrowtar13 (5 months ago)
did u have to pay anish kapoor to make this video
FitzBerg (5 months ago)
Vanta black body suit
Eltin Tand (5 months ago)
A vanta black shirt could technically be a cloaking device, and hide yourself in the darkness
Dick Artist (5 months ago)
i want to paint a circle on the floor in the middle of a busy place with this
john almand (5 months ago)
whoever the artist is that "purchased" the color "exclusively" is a douche. how you gonna keep the artistic world from experiencing that? must not be very creative. someone creative would take something everyone has access to and turn it into something special.
Theh Werst (5 months ago)
Still brighter than my future
Iqbal Sigid (5 months ago)
"16 year-old me would be really exited about this" This is so true.
Patric Bin ladin (5 months ago)
The blackest black in the market is Terry crews
yeremia frans (5 months ago)
dion van der velde (5 months ago)
woah imafine the posibillities for night time miltary operations with this as a camo
Want clothes and mask painted with it
Wow, i want clothes and mask painted with it XD
vivo roses (5 months ago)
Black holes are actually invisible
Athena (5 months ago)
So there is something darker than black
Mr X (5 months ago)
I'ma.... I'm geeking out so much right now.
Luka Dragovic (5 months ago)
... and a 28 yr old me would be really happy about this!
Septian Rifaldy (5 months ago)
that frosted tips should be vantablacked
Aznee (5 months ago)
Wanna know what else is that dark? My future
Djentleman (5 months ago)
I see a red door and I wanted painted black
Ethan Nhan (5 months ago)
3:28 I know how exactly how your 16 year old self feels. Nice clever joke
Dalton Love (5 months ago)
That would be the only color i owned
TravisDude911 (5 months ago)
You can't see a black hole.
Casual Basket (5 months ago)
It looks... velvety?
darwis tresno (5 months ago)
so this is what Salamanders space marine chapter skin colour looks like
V Narayanan (5 months ago)
My future gives this stuff a run for its money.
Kamui Dimension08 (5 months ago)
Does it also absorbs radio waves?
Utopia Subliminals (5 months ago)
Checometer (5 months ago)
I'm going to get a suit of this stuff and become a hero and/or villain. My name shall be *BLACK VANTOM* It's horrible, I know.

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