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Carbon nanotubes on marble

This artwork features a 9mm marble coated with SB-LT paint that represents the size our planet would need to be compressed into in order to become a black hole, while maintaining its mass. As a result, the marble weighs as much as the entire Earth. The specially formulated carbon-nanotube coating on the marble prevents the scattering of all visible light, giving the artwork a flat and empty appearance, reminiscent of a black hole.

The artwork explores the concept of creating materiality from minimalism and nothingness. It prompts reflection on the relativity of human existence and significance in the universe.

The Schwarzschild radius is the radius of the event horizon surrounding a non-rotating black hole. Any object with a physical radius smaller than its Schwarzschild radius will collapse under its own gravity and become a black hole.
It is derived from the following formula:

where RS is the Schwarzschild radius, G is the gravitational constant, M is the mass of the object and c is the speed of light.

Given the earth has a mass of 6.0 × 1024 kg, its Scharzschild radius is 8.87 × 10-3 m.

In other words: if you squeeze our whole planet into a sphere of 8.87mm, it would collapse into a black hole the size of a marble.

Created by Massachusetts manufacturer NanoLab, Singularity Black (SB-LT) is a carbon nanotube paint that absorbs light to an exceptionally high level – meaning surfaces painted with it appear completely flat.

It was originally created as part of the company's ongoing research with NASA, which needed ways of reducing glare on space equipment.

Singularity Black is similar to the controversial Vantablack – a paint also composed of microscopic vertical tubes that trap light instead of bouncing it off, allowing it to absorb 99.6 per cent of visible light.
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