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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Thanks - the stuff invented at RPI is cool!
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**!!
Your view overall is right. Two notes: The word "vacuum" doesn't fit. A vacuum is empty, a black hole is full of matter. Black holes do pull in photos (particles of light) and not let them out. That's what makes them black. Bang at end: theoretical.
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.
White is the balanced combination of all colors of light. Black is the balanced combination of all colors of pigment (absorption of light).