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NASA creates 10X Dark material.

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posted on Dec, 5 2010 @ 11:43 PM
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Hey folks,

just caught onto this when i logged on to my google gadgets tonight. Strange, any relation to black matter or anything? What would be the purpose of such dark material? black matter?

suggestions and input welcome - link below.


gizmodo.com...




posted on Dec, 5 2010 @ 11:50 PM
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Plane camouflage? could be used to absorb sunlight for energy uses?
I don't really know but it's pretty cool, I'm sure they have their reasons.



posted on Dec, 5 2010 @ 11:53 PM
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when light enters a telescope it can "hit" the side and refract and cause "blurryness"
on the digital image collector element
this scattered light can obscure objects of low light density or objects that require a sharp releif
to determin composition
this is optical news using a carbon nano tube to "absorbe" rather than "reflect" light so the image is sharper and more clearly imaged

hope that helps

xploder



posted on Dec, 5 2010 @ 11:55 PM
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Well if you read the article, it plainly states why they are using this material.
To coat the insides of cameras and telescopes in space to cut down on light contamination.

They are currently losing appox 40% of data due to light contamination, and this material will absorb 99.5% of the light, thereby correcting the 40% loss.



posted on Dec, 5 2010 @ 11:58 PM
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interesting post, thanks for the information. More than likely the purpose is to get a better quality image as you say given the darker material being used. Fascinating how humans can create and than grow on our past inventions

edit on 2010/12/6 by GradyPhilpott because: (no reason given)




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