Conceptual Physics (12th Edition)

Published by Addison-Wesley
ISBN 10: 0321909100
ISBN 13: 978-0-32190-910-7

Chapter 16 - Think and Explain: 71

Answer

A good emitter is always a good absorber (page 309). Something that absorbs well appears black because it reflects very little of the light (and other radiation) that hits it.
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