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        Blacker Than Black

        In this video adapted from NASA, two members of a NASA research team working to produce carbon nanotubes share some background behind this new technology, show examples of how it will be useful, and explain the various tests being performed to ensure readiness for spaceflight. The video explains why carbon nanotubes would enhance the performance of optical equipment like space-based telescopes: because they absorb light 10 times more readily than the blackest black paint NASA currently uses.

        This media asset was adapted from "Blacker Than Black"/NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center.

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