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Gaster’s entry number seventeen explained:
This experiment has a lot to do with light, and a bit of quantum mechanics.

First off, “photon readings negative”. For those who don’t know, photons are a rest-massless particle that travels at the speed of light, and is responsible for all electromagnetic waves including the visible light spectrum. It’s hard to explain without getting so complicated that most people will get lost. Basically, think of photons being bits of light and all electromagnetic radiation.

How bright something is and what color it is depends on the amount and wavelength of the photons being reflected off of it and hitting your retina. There’s tons of photons everywhere. If we didn’t have photons, we couldn’t see, and electromagnetic waves would have nothing to act as a force carrier.

This is vastly oversimplifying it, but basically if a test came back with photon readings negative, that would mean the sensors did not get hit by any photons, that absolutely none of the ambient photons or projected photons like with a laser were reflected. Something absorbed or transported those photons.

So if something were absorbing or transporting some photons, the area it takes up would appear darker, as only a few photons would hit it or pass through it and bounce back to our retina. If it got darker and darker, that means less and less light is being reflected back. We have made Vantablack, a material that absorbs so much light that it is the closest thing to “true black” or “true darkness” possible, our human eyes can not determine its 3D form because of this, it’s similar to playing a game with some textures being a pure flat black or without shading. Still, no material can absorb all photons.

Whatever Gaster was experimenting with, it was growing in volume, absorbing more and more photons until it absorbed all the photons that come into contact with it. It transported the photons or somehow converted them into something allowing it to grow with 100% efficiency. This creates a substance so dark, no light can reflect off it, no radio, gamma, infrared, ultraviolet, or x-rays could pass through or reflect off it. It would be in effect a 3D hole in the universe, that is slowly growing. Imagine seeing a pure black 2D shape, that no matter the position you look at it, it looks 2D, shining a laser or flashlight at it doesn’t do anything. It casts a perfect shadow. And it’s growing. It would be incredibly cold as it would transport any heat radiation. Honestly, I don’t know enough quantum mechanics to tell you what would happen if you touched it, and what effect it would have on matter if it absorbed all photons that contacted it. It would make the entire area darker.

Needless to say, it would be very interesting, and very complicated. For the sake of not having to explain Einstein’s theories and a great load of formulae and mathematics, I’ve simplified it for you.

Now there remains a lot of questions about this, like who the other two are, but remember that book on quantum mechanics back in San’s home?… I think this may be connected.

I may have to explain the multiverse theory and what Sans says, but that’s for another much more complicated and confusing post.

Here’s another throwback from ye olde year 2000. This one was created in Bryce3D and is an actual attempt at a landscape. I haven’t looked at this one for a VERY long time and I don’t remember the mountains being so crunchy… :)

This was an example of an accidental effect… I’m don’t remember how I achieved the dark halos around the sun, but I ended up zooming out and seeing them and thinking it looked really cool.

There were a lot of these types of pictures back then where I’d accidentally discover some weird effect and then build a picture around it… doesn’t happen as often these days… :\

Thanks for looking!