Weird To Look At: A Disk Coated With The Darkest Material Made

March 28, 2017


These are several shots of a disk that has been sprayed with VantaBlack S-VIS, a new sprayable version of Vantablack (previously HERE and HERE), the darkest material ever made. The original version absorbs 99.965% of light (ultraviolet, visible and infrared) that reaches it, but the new spray on version only absorbs 99.8%. That's still enough to make anything sprayed with it appear as a black hole though. The pictures all look Photoshopped, right? Well I've got news for you: they're not. Plus I'm pregnant.

Keep going for a couple shots of the disk and a BONUS statue head.




Thanks again to c, who agrees if this doesn't prove that witchcraft exists, then it doesn't exist, except it does and this is the proof.

  • Deksam

    I this was painted on a car, would it be invisible to speed trap laser guns??? I think it would.
    The problem would be, it would get dirty pretty fast.

  • Brandon

    Military gear for night raids here we go.

  • Jenness

    I just had a long conversation with someone about how having your house completely coated in this might be the answer to 1) surviving a zombie apocalypse and 2) aliens or government take-over where infrared is used if you put things around it like trees. Can't use those heat-seeking missile things if you can't get through the paint now can you - HA!

  • Wonfis

    They don't need to use heat-seeking on your house, a regular missile or shell would do; it's not like it's going anywhere.

  • Jenness

    Ohh yeahhh, well what about aliens like predator - what if they don't recognize houses as houses but only see heat signals? And Zombies. Oh and what if you just painted the inside of the walls - could it work if it was coated on the roof on the inside like radiant barrier paint? hmmm

  • Emmitt Morgans

    If this coloring ever becomes cost effective enough, I would imagine it would make chromakeying a lot easier than using either green or blue.

    EDIT: Oh, it looks like it can't be touched, be in an environment with high moisture, or have dust near it... that's *far* too touchy to be useful for much of anything.

  • asdfadfs

    this reminds me of the movie "Never Back Down"

  • I gotta admit... For once, the shadows actually ARE all wrong.

  • Danielle Ellis Medhurst

    How on earth did they find the material that made my heart?

  • Big Dog on Krampus

    It looks like someone cut holes in parts of the webpage

  • The_Wretched

    I want to spray it on the non-window parts of my housing exterior.

  • jeff

    Forget the house, I want it on my car.

  • asdfadfs

    wonder how much heat it can absorb

  • Deplorable Erik Dee

    All of it???

  • TheQiwiMan

    Oh, and CONGRATS on the bun in the oven, GW!! And may your first child be a masculine child.

  • da1nonlysage

    I hope its a robot

  • TheQiwiMan

    Finally I can wear clothes as dark as my soul.


  • Kateness

    I'd like to walk into a room completely covered in vantablack.

  • Guesticle

    you'd die like when goldfinger painted people, or the blue woman in farscape irl.

  • JimmyJam

    But then nobody would be able to see you!

  • Kateness

    Even better. If you can't see me.. . Am I really there?

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