Back in Black: NASA Developing New Nano-Based Black Material
Engineers are creating a blacker-than pitch material to help gather scientific measurements and observe currently unseen objects in the universe.
The black nanomaterial is comprised of a thin coating of multi-walled CNTs. The nanomaterial is being developed by a group of technologists at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center in Maryland. The project leader is PI John Hagopian, who first developed black nanomaterial. The novel, ultra-black nanomaterial is about 10 times better than black paint currently being used by NASA to suppress light, and will be strong enough to withstand space conditions.