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How is a pure & absolutely black substance, pigment or object made? Is "true" black even possible??


Lots of folks say that black is the combination of all the colors. Well, maybe not lots, but I've heard it quipped much more than a few times. But don't almost all colors result from some ratio of the primes: yellow, blue, red, white, and "clear" (nothingness or dilute). Take white and dilute out of the mix, heh heh, for a sec. Any proportions of the 3 primaries produces everything in the "ROYGBIV" spectrum, and every variation and density of BROWN. Throw in white and you get *nearer* to the grey spectrum but not to it. Dilute only leads to opacity. How in the WORLD do you get to black?

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    Sid Kemp (SidKemp) 4 years ago

    Thanks - the stuff invented at RPI is cool!

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    stanwshura 4 years ago

    Wow. Thanks for this answer. I actually thought that a black hole was a pure vaccuum, increasing its pull (gravity) infinitely as it pulls in more and more matter, including (particles??!) of light. If/whn max density occurs, then...**BIG BANG**!!


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    Sid Kemp (SidKemp) 4 years ago

    Well said. In art and graphics, we can create something that is very close to black, and even black to the human eye, but not perfectly black.

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    Sid Kemp (SidKemp) 4 years ago

    White is the balanced combination of all colors of light. Black is the balanced combination of all colors of pigment (absorption of light).

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