Why Does Black Absorb Heat?

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The colour black absorbs heat because it absorbs all light which is then converted into heat. The light absorbed by black material interacts with atoms and molecules causing the energy of the light to be converted into heat. Black surfaces thus are thus used in thermal collectors, in solar heaters and in construction of space shuttles.
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Black absorbs heat faster than any other color because black absorbs all the light and reflects no light which is also why black gets hotter quicker, because it is absorbing all the light without reflecting any.
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