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Vantablack at the Science Museum | by Kake .
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Vantablack at the Science Museum

Pretty disappointing in real life — it looks much more interesting in the photo than it did in the museum. The masks are fairly small, and in a huge glass case in a badly-lit area, so you can’t get close to them or see them properly.

 

The display card reads: “These bronze masks of presenter Marty Jopson were commissioned by the BBC for The One Show (3 February 2016). One is coated with a paint form of Vantablack, the world’s blackest material. It looks flat because the carbon nanotube coating absorbs more than 99.8% of visible light.”

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Taken on May 5, 2016