The Most Extreme Explosion in the Universe 

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Supernovae are the most powerful explosions in the universe, unleashing enough energy to outshine galaxies. We have no real metaphor for their power - if the sun were to magically go supernova it would feel like you were being hit by the energy of a nuclear explosion, every second. For weeks.
While supernovae are the engines of creation, forging the elements that enable life, they also burn sterile whole regions of galaxies. So what would happen if one hit earth?
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Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell
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Agisa Zakariyya
Agisa Zakariyya Hace 6 meses
Dusk Hace 6 meses
Animation City!
Animation City! Hace 6 meses
Sabo Hace 6 meses
Keep up the great job!
Veritasium Hace 6 meses
Great video on supernovae! Amazing that we were both working on the same topic at the same time. I hope everyone knows that these videos take months of lead time for both of us so there is no way one video was inspired by the other or vice versa.
R C Hace 6 meses
We're familiar with Zeitgeist thanks Endless notifications.. dear God what have I done
Aditya Kumawat
Aditya Kumawat Hace 6 meses
Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhh, I thought the information in this video was from a previous Kurgz video, but now I remember, the video was yours. Thank you!!
Bluees Hace 6 meses
eh, what a timing. well complemented 👍
Guadalupe Huambachano
Tu eres el maestro longaniza
GAY and BTS HATER 🏳️‍🌈‍⃠
Yu also make a vedio on this topic
Zachary Reed
Zachary Reed Hace 5 meses
I love how varied the content on this channel is. One day it's, "Look at this cool ant," the next it's, "Boy wouldn't it be fun if we went extinct?"
Lennox Parsec
Lennox Parsec Hace 5 meses
And then a deep talk about depression.
Madeleine Musgrave
Madeleine Musgrave Hace 5 meses
@Lennox Parsec and then the fact you have a high chance of getting a auto immune disease in your life time
Thunderfrost Hace 5 meses
And who could forget about that giant star that probably never existed?
Snailll Hace 5 meses
and also “lol imagine if you turned very small”
Elle Hace 3 meses
ahahahha indeed!
Flightless Lord
Flightless Lord Hace 6 meses
Honestly, it's bloody impressive that life can shrug off a supernova even as close as that. Life finds a way.
Yeetus Deletus
Yeetus Deletus Hace 6 meses
*they didnt shrug it off
Flightless Lord
Flightless Lord Hace 6 meses
@Yeetus Deletus bro animal life survived. Thats more complex life than the first 3 billion years of life on Earth. I mean as in life survived, not only survived but survived in very complex forms. Like apparently there'd still be insects, fish, crustaceans, plants, fungi, anything else deep in water or soil. Very complex organisms. Not just single celled organisms. It is impressive how much life (even complex life) can shrug off without dying out entirely.
Andres Cavada
Andres Cavada Hace 5 meses
Of course the beginning of the universe is a theory, and not a scientific fact, that was failed to be mentioned here.
Flightless Lord
Flightless Lord Hace 5 meses
@Andres Cavada how's that relevant at all to what I said, if ur referring to wether the big bang happened or not, maths doesn't lie.
Samantha Gordon
Samantha Gordon Hace 5 meses
@Andres Cavada almost everything is a "theory" there are no "scientific facts"
CnToeSussie Hace 5 meses
Y'all say some of the most concerning things sometimes, yet stay perfectly calm. Props to the voiceover!
Jack Hace 5 meses
Your pfp scares me
CnToeSussie Hace 5 meses
@Jack good :)
Chris Davies
Chris Davies Hace 5 meses
You know you stand zero chance of being affected by a supernova - right? That was the whole point of this video. If it scares you, then you can't calculate/perceive risk correctly.
Skylar Sky, Queen of Chadutuva
Should we call your profile picture Grerby or Kirg?
CnToeSussie Hace 4 meses
@Skylar Sky, Queen of Chadutuva Either or is fine
K John
K John Hace 5 meses
Imaging humanity a 10 million years from now (if we survive) is just mind blowing. If we make it that far, we will probably be all over the known universe and be present in millions of planets.
María Sofía Luengas Salazar
I really hope we can at least get somewhere before the universe eventually dies, it will take so many years of course. Yet, its not as far as we think it is. At least, I hope we leave our mark before we all go into our restfull sleep.
Oshroth Hace 5 meses
Even if we can invent FTL tech, we will only ever be able to visit a tiny, tiny part of the universe as (covered in another Kurzgesagt video: "TRUE Limits Of Humanity - The Final Border We Will Never Cross") everything outside our local group is expanding away from us faster than or fast as the speed of light. As mentioned in the above video, 94% of the known universe is already gone beyond the veil
Anonymous Hace 5 meses
@Oshroth Didn't that video contain an inaccuracy?
Avinash Reji
Avinash Reji Hace 5 meses
@Anonymous that was the original video
The Therran Native
The Therran Native Hace 5 meses
I absolutely love how concepts from other videos were integrated into the vision of the future. The Dyson ring and solar engine were lovely touches.
JabaJoba Hace 6 meses
The amount of times humanity could have not existed because of how the galaxy works genuinely blows my mind.
F Ismail
F Ismail Hace 6 meses
And how many times Humanity should of end shows how capable we are as well how we are fragile and could end quickly The universe is a great and cruel world
Curiosity Hace 6 meses
@F Ismail I don't know how it shows how capable we are
F Ismail
F Ismail Hace 6 meses
@Curiosity the ice age and the last human episode and super volcano I was talking about
higors Hace 6 meses
@F Ismail ''cruel'' is a human made conception. The universe is just the universe.
Богдан Шмирьов
20 millions, it's gradually coming. You've deserved this guys, I've fallen in love with everything you propose and prepare. Thank you for bringing such an extraterrestrial content, love u
RedBirb Hace 6 meses
For a second I thought you were talking about a supernova headed to earth xD
Sarah PlaysGames
Sarah PlaysGames Hace 6 meses
@RedBirb I've just done that same thing :')
Ronak Nikam
Ronak Nikam Hace 5 meses
Our position in the universe like we are not close to anything dangerous and the perfect condition for life to exist just blows my mind
Edd Hace 5 meses
That's probably the entire reason why we're here at all to talk about it
Hà Thuận
Hà Thuận Hace 5 meses
Cause we are just living in the "period" between two mass extinctions.
Paul Michael Freedman
@Edd Exactly right. Funny how humans tend to apply reverse logic to suit their needs. While, in fact, we have been just plain lucky up till now.
The Harbo
The Harbo Hace 5 meses
It's called the Anthropic principle: If we weren't in this sweet spot, we wouldn't be around to talk about it.
Bean Boiz
Bean Boiz Hace 5 meses
We got a lucky spawn
Azara Hace 5 meses
you guys make me wanna live, and maybe change the world for the better
nebula Hace 5 meses
no ikr?? like i dont usually feel this way and interestingly enough, they do it while telling us very alarming things
Thanks Yutbeisacn7fu6r
Best of luck. Is hard
Andrew Williams
Andrew Williams Hace un mes
The best you can do to make the world better is to live your own life as well as you can, contribute to your community where you can, and not blindly follow others when it's the wrong thing to do, even if it's the popular thing to do. You don't have to be a superhero, just do the best you can realistically do. When people try to take on too much or set their goals too high for the world, they often end up doing nothing, nothing that makes a difference, or just complain and get angry or depressed.
AVoCado97 Hace 5 meses
This channel is one of the best things that has happened to humanity since the emergence of the internet.
erik david hauser
erik david hauser Hace 3 meses
search "How Kurzgesagt Cooks Propaganda For Billionaires"
Magma Hugs
Magma Hugs Hace 3 meses
@erik david hauser man what
PBJellyBoi Hace 6 meses
What I really love about this channel is that when it discusses topics that could destroy earth, they assure the viewers that what they’ve talked about is extremely unlikely to happen, which probably helps calm down the kids that are scared to death.
Andres Cavada
Andres Cavada Hace 5 meses
Of course the beginning of the universe is a theory, and not a scientific fact, that was failed to be mentioned here.
Procyon Nite
Procyon Nite Hace 5 meses
@Andres CavadaWhat does that have to do with the topic?
MacGlencoe Hace 5 meses
@Andres Cavada what made you feel the need to bring that up
Foff Jerkholes
Foff Jerkholes Hace 3 meses
@Andres Cavada You misunderstand. In every day English speaking, a theory is what you just mentioned. However, that is not what the actual meaning of the word "Theory" is science means. Scientific Theory, must be tested with evidence through experimentation, and is repeatable. This allows you to make predictions with your Theory. If your Theory on a particular aspect of nature you are trying to understand matches the predictions that you now find and observe, and this is also repeatable, you have now a fact about nature. Germ Theory is "just and opinion" in your mind, however, most educated children understand that is germs, bacteria and viruses etc, make a person sick; say with a Cold or the Flu. Germ Theory is highly verified, so it shows you and everyone else that the theory's predictions are true. YOU MUST UNDERSTAND, THEORIES IN SCIENCE ARE USEFUL TO SOCIETY AND INDIVIDUALS BECAUSE THE WHOLE POINT OF SCIENCE IS TO MAKE ACCURATE PREDICTIONS. You sir, definitely want to know what will happen in your life if you make decision A and the turn out will be out come B. Everyone wants this as it increases your ability to be successful in life, mate, have children, earn a living, find food etc. Science is what has made your life possible, because of its "Theories" power to make SHARP PREDICTIONS. It allows engineers to understand loads that steel can handle and what is needed to make certain octanes of gasoline for your car to drive. If you didn't have science, you would not be driving a car, looking at your screen, have plumbing, use electricity; you know, live your entire life. Our ancestors in hunter gather tribes did not have a name for SCIENCE, yet, but they still used basic "Theories", just without realizing it. They knew if they picked up a rock, then let it go, it would fall to the ground, that if they fashioned a lighter rock, with a heavier rock, to make that lighter rock have a razor edge in which to hunt and pierce the flesh of prey to eat meat, it would work. That is scientific theory in action. The "Big Bang" Theory I'm assuming your mentioning, is highly testable, repeatable and has made sharp predictions that all came to be. You are wrong in understanding the Big Bang Theory, has the Theory doesn't try to say what banged, just 10 to the minus 35 seconds after and forward to today, after the bang. Now, what the actual Bang was, there are many hypothesis out there, and a hypothesis is really what you are meaning to say. There are many models for what the bang actually was, we just need an experiment that is repeatable and observable to become a Theory. Those are currently being worked on as we speak. If you wish to add to humanities knowledge of this endeavor, you should go back to school and take as many math courses as possible, work your way to a PHD in Physics, Astrophysics, Particle Physics, Astronomy or Cosmology to name a few degrees. Work on your Post Doc. Decide whether to be a Theorist or Experimentalist, and begin you discovery process. Yes, you Andres Cavada can if you try hard enough, discover the bang! Wouldn't that be great! You would certainly become a Nobel Prize winner, have your name popularized amongst the educated and rightly stay humble and wallow in the sweet bliss that you have unlocked a higher understanding for mankind and all of eternity for that matter.
caitolent Hace 2 meses
I'm glad someone pointed this out. This channel is overall very responsible about making sure that they don't cause unnecessary panic.
Joe Burnover
Joe Burnover Hace 6 meses
The fact that even some life would survive a supernova 4 light years away is extremely impressive and shows how resilient life is
Killkor Hace 6 meses
It's probably going to be cockroaches.
vkobe vkob
vkobe vkob Hace 6 meses
well if earth turn into venus life will not survive long
Killkor Hace 6 meses
@GeneGear Tardigrades: chilling False vacuum: *h e l l o t h e r e* Tardigrades: still there False vacuum: _wait what in the f_
GeneGear Hace 6 meses
@Killkor there is a difference between hitting "delete" and the "power" button
MOLLY L Hace 5 meses
The reveal of the two headed snake while talking about how radiation from cosmic rays would increase cancer and mutation rates to a noticeable level gave me goosebumps. So good.
Andres Cavada
Andres Cavada Hace 5 meses
Of course the beginning of the universe is a theory, and not a scientific fact, that was failed to be mentioned here.
tomura shigaraki
tomura shigaraki Hace 3 meses
​@Andres Cavada that isn't even relevant to the video
L Sedge
L Sedge Hace 6 meses
I love the subtle change in music as the video goes on. Also, I love how you're well aware of the existential dread you can impart on others, but how you can use science to dissuade that dread too.
The Wings Of Fried-om
I like the visuals depicting the different stages, so I’m timestamping them. Stage 1: Thousands of Light-Years Away 1:44 Stage 2: 300 Light-Years Away 2:04 Stage 3: 150 Light-Years Away 3:04 Stage 4: 100 Light-Years Away 4:26 Stage 5: 25 Light-Years Away 7:09 Final Stage: 4 Light-Years Away 7:55
mllop aeet
mllop aeet Hace 6 meses
i love how much quality and effort goes into the editing, sponsorships, etc. Plus Jimmy is such a nice guy it makes everything so much better
ED-209 Hace 5 meses
You guys are making science and space and other topics look very interesting to learn and very fun!
Minesh Nissanka
Minesh Nissanka Hace 6 meses
One of the best things about this ESvid channel is that it gives science backed information which isn't normally accessible, breaks it down to a level where almost anyone can understand, constantly updates us with new research, and gives it to the public for free. Thank you for what you do, Kurzgesagt
E Hace 6 meses
Marlon Moncrieffe
Marlon Moncrieffe Hace 6 meses
SciShow has been doing this for years too though.
Daniel Duncan
Daniel Duncan Hace 6 meses
"One of the best things about this ESvid channel is that it gives science backed information" - quoted from you. I would argue that is the most dangerous part of this channel. One mistake and it could become law, by accident, with no possible way of going back.
Pap Hace 6 meses
@Daniel Duncan That's why they have a lot of different sources and they work with scientists and experts
-Lorando the Piglet ° 14 years ago °
Ikr, I can name atleast 20 channels that give you good scientific information!
Lysandros Bafaloukos
For anyone who wants to dwelve deeper, the mechanism that accelerates particles inside the travelling supernova remnant is called (1st and 2nd order) Fermi acceleration!
FLXtv Hace 6 meses
Just throwing this out there but I'd love to see a series on Quantum computing and especially Time Crystals. Very intriguing
Bag of ALL Trades
Bag of ALL Trades Hace 6 meses
Sounds like a great idea for a game. Instead of nukes in Fallout, it could be a supernova in "Nova".
Yeetus Deletus
Yeetus Deletus Hace 6 meses
dude supernova's is just doomguy on a galactic scale
Mike Oxmall
Mike Oxmall Hace 17 días
​@Yeetus Deletus more like Duke Nukem because it nukes it's region of the galaxy
James Klebenow
James Klebenow Hace 5 meses
6:10 Wouldn’t the increased thunderstorms help regenerate the ozone layer? I read somewhere that lightning creates a significant amount of ozone. Unless I’m mistaken.
Anonymous Hace 5 meses
This needs to be pinned!
Anonymous Hace 5 meses
@thehochmaster2 Will animals that can use nitrous oxide evolve? A mass extinction event was caused by oxygen in the atmosphere, and now, we need oxygen!
thehochmaster2 Hace 5 meses
@Anonymous maybe, but I think it's unlikely very many exist. Back then, oxygen-consuming life existed. It just couldn't proliferate until algae changed the earth's atmosphere. First we need to find a N2O consuming creature. That's hard too; that N-N molecular bond is strong as hell. Not a lot will convince 2 nitrogen atoms to split. NO2, that's a different story.
Anonymous Hace 5 meses
@thehochmaster2 Why would it need to break it apart? I don't think we break up O2 into two oxygen atoms as humans can't actually use oxygen of that form (where they're individual atoms, not bound up)
#1Madara stan
#1Madara stan Hace 6 meses
Does anyone else feel this is a new era of videos? Some feeling in me feels these are way more knowledge filled, either that or ive been binging old vids lately lol
Andres Cavada
Andres Cavada Hace 5 meses
Of course the beginning of the universe is a theory, and not a scientific fact, that was failed to be mentioned here.
John Chessant
John Chessant Hace 6 meses
What's really fascinating is the fact that we found a layer of increased levels of radioactive iron in the archaeological record and we were able to eliminate any other possibility besides a supernova from 300 light years away.
unknow11712 Hace 6 meses
well... there are alternatives ... but you don't want to think that a civilization advanced to the nuclear age and then killed itself. or a space civilization bombed this world for some unknow reason .
Soken50 Hace 6 meses
@unknow11712 Wrong, I want to, but it wouldn't be very reasonable without further evidence :x
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The only other possibility that was eliminated was a solar storm, based on the solar maximums, but it’s still possible that the sun did it, just extremely unlikely. Also other solar storms that we know of haven’t caused this effect, which means if a solar storm did do it, it was unbelievably massive.
Sune Rasmussen
Sune Rasmussen Hace 6 meses
The reason they could figure that out is the particular _kind_ of radioactive iron that was found - iron-60. It's only produced by supernovae, and yet it's never found on Earth in mines and the like, as with its "mere" 2.6 mil years half-life, all of it would have decayed away (to cobalt-60) since the formation of the planet.
Steven Neiman
Steven Neiman Hace 6 meses
This was definitely interesting. I hadn't realized how much still goes on in a supernova after the bright flash has faded, so I was figuring that anything far enough not to substantially heat up the planet directly wouldn't do much damage.
Abhishek S.
Abhishek S. Hace 6 meses
The best part about Kurzgesagt, apart of course from the beautiful scientific videos, is that they always include music from their previous videos to cite references. For example, at 9:17, they subtly added the OST from their video on stellar engine made 2 years ago where they talked about how to move the solar system out of harm's way.
abbsnn cose
abbsnn cose Hace 6 meses
I watched pretty much every video in this channel and the animation improvement is insane while still preserving the style, you guys r amazing
Some Cool Music
Some Cool Music Hace 3 meses
Somehow this guy can talk about my science class topics that I don’t care about and still make it hellla interesting
nxrd Hace 6 meses
These videos are TV quality, yet you produce these and offer them to us for free -- not on one channel, but on multiple channels, most of which required translations -- all for free. I respect you. You guys are one of the channels that make ESvid. (DISCLAIMER BELOW, because there's a lot of debate in the replies.) A lot of people have taken "TV quality", to mean bad. However, I want to make it clear that I didn't mean the comment as an insult, but as a compliment. It is also important to note that I did mean streaming services, such as Netflix, not cable. Though I spend virtually no time watching either, this comment meant more so that this is quality content, that I could see becoming official rather than a ESvid operation. Don't get me wrong, I enjoy ESvid and consistently watch it, but you also have to remember that some ESvid channels (such as this one) are more... polished, than others, especially considering that this is the same platform that has the family vloggers, and "DON'T CALL AT 3 AM!!! 😲😲" videos.
yachet_mp Hace 6 meses
Emil Firdaus
Emil Firdaus Hace 6 meses
@yachet_mp why ?
Steamrick Hace 6 meses
This video was uploaded to the German Kurzgesagt channel yesterday sporting the funk label. Funk is part of the content netzwork of ARD and ZDF, which are two German public television channels. German public broadcasting is funded by the 'Rundfunkbeitrag', which is a tax that's legally not actually a tax but binding all the same. In short, Kurzgesagt videos are partly funded by German public television.
Anustubh Mishra
Anustubh Mishra Hace 6 meses
@Steamrick damn that's cool i didn't know that. its good to know that the german government is actually doing useful with tax money instead of wasting it in useless ways lol
Steamrick Hace 6 meses
@Anustubh Mishra It's not actually tax money, it's citizens' money taken in by a private organization for public use. Despite that, it's not optional and people have gone to prison for refusing to pay. It's... a rather controversial topic. That said, Kurzgesagt is one of the best uses the money could be seeing.
MikeToob Hace 6 meses
You expressed the horrifically painful and catastrophic destruction of our very existence in such a vibrant and stylistic way. How fun!
Aurorafae Hace 6 meses
Kurzgesagt, you are an absolute gift. thank you for another awesome, informative and wonderful episode
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r r Hace 5 meses
Hello, I love the videos you do on space, it would be great if one of your next videos talked about the aquaponics system and its use in space missions. 😄
Parzival Hace 6 meses
Can we just have a moment to appreciate whoever put the effort into the animation...? Like holy crap
Lancedark Hace 5 meses
This video has the best explanation for the supernovae 😊 Thank you guys! Always looking forward for more learnings through your videos. 🤗
TimeBucks Hace 6 meses
You guys are absolutely phenomenal
Vasile Marian Giarap
Interesant placut
Some Austrian Painter
@Vasile Marian Giarap Is that Romanian?
Life In Kullu
Life In Kullu Hace 6 meses
Thumbs up
Guadalupe Huambachano
Eres maestro longaniza del profesor Jirafales
Amr elsebai
Amr elsebai Hace 6 meses
Tyler Peterson
Tyler Peterson Hace 5 meses
I'm surprised by the amount of damage a supernova could do to underwater life. I expected the water to shield all of the radiation, with rising temperatures being the only concern.
Praevasc Hace 5 meses
A supernova is so powerful that even the neutrinos which hardly ever interact with matter, would cook you from such a distance. Look up the xkcd article about it.
_techno ツ
_techno ツ Hace 6 meses
I really love how you tell us to not worry after everything you explained to us, soooo recomforting.
orpheala Hace 5 meses
I had no idea that the mass exctinctions in the past may have been tied to the supernovae. Very interesting and wonderfully presented as always.
Universal Mind Moods
So wonderful! The stuff we learn on this channel is never ending! Thank you.
JunkMail Hace 3 meses
It’s a bit morbid, but the fact that any life can survive and recover from a super nova 4 light years away is inspiring in a weird way.
B Mouch
B Mouch Hace 6 meses
I'm in love with the fact that they've been ending their recent videos on a relatively happy note to combat the existential dread they usually inspire.
Zeigy Hace 6 meses
Watch the one about...
MarcosElMalo2 Hace 6 meses
I’m a bit unhappy that we will have to move out of the way just because a star goes supernova. We need to build a Dyson Sphere.
Kinty Hace 6 meses
@MarcosElMalo2 and to do that, we'll probably need space tethers!
MarcosElMalo2 Hace 6 meses
@Luke DS That’s not the point. The point is that supernovae can’t tell me what to do.
A.M Sky
A.M Sky Hace 6 meses
I think it's amaing how even at 4 light years away, some life still survives. It's pretty empowering actually.
Myla Hace 6 meses
man ur describing the stuff in a very cool and effective way :0 like with the waves: i immediately understood how slight the damage is :_3 it truly is a masterpiece!
Andrés Pérez Camarasa
Great video as always, love the animation of the stars. And the music going harder while going closer is a brilliant detail. It slaps!
Tobias Smith
Tobias Smith Hace 6 meses
I love this video, it really encapsulates how dangerous these are to life, and literally everything near it.
MrKHafid Hace 5 meses
Love your stuff! I ordered a hoodie and other items from your site, can’t wait to get them tomorrow. If I may ask, would you do a video of what would happen if an asteroid the size of the one that ended the dinosaurs (or even the one featured in the movie “Armageddon”) was to hit the moon? It would be interesting to see what it would do to the earth if anything at all.
Hugo Hace 6 meses
I’ve been watching this channel since I was 16 and I’m 21 now yet you guys have never disappointed with the animation. Keep up the good work guys! 👍
E Hace 6 meses
Anshu Nayyar
Anshu Nayyar Hace 6 meses
Now that I think of it, I'm also watching since I was 16 and I'm 21 now.
TheGrace020 Hace 6 meses
Same but since i was 14 now im 22 💪😎👍
Bobzilla_Returns Hace 6 meses
I am currently 16 and hopefully I will still be watching when I’m 21
aaronyc2011 Hace 6 meses
Wow you make me feel young
Xiaojian Sun
Xiaojian Sun Hace 3 meses
You did an awesome job! I appreciate the hard work but there was a little mistake the moons shadow was not realistic other than that, A+!
Eric Malette
Eric Malette Hace 6 meses
The fact you guys and Veritasium released a video on the same topic within a week of each other is pretty wild!
Asutosh sahu
Asutosh sahu Hace 5 meses
This shows how futile yet fascinating human life is. Brilliant stuff.
BenjaMint Hace 6 meses
I've never really looked into how destructive sopernovae would be. Very fun video! Thank you for the knowledge!
Alastair Hewitt
Alastair Hewitt Hace 6 meses
Could you please do a video about what would happen if Venus & Mars swapped atmospheres or locations (assuming the change in gravitational forces in the solar system doesn't completely screw up Earth)? Would it make the planets less or more hospitable for human colonisation / terraforming? Would Mars become hot enough for their frozen lakes to melt, yet cool enough to keep them from evaporating? What would be the consequences of swapping positions vs simply swapping atmospheres? Would the surface of Venus become a place we could travel to? This is something I am very curious about.
im the bird guy
im the bird guy Hace 6 meses
Honest to god Kursgesagt is one of the greatest educating channels out there. With the quick release time of videos and the stellar visuals, it is probably the /best/ of them. Kudos to the Kursgesagt team who give us all the high quality work!
Jayaleearts Hace 6 meses
Imagine watching this on PBS Kids back then instant classic, if not already.
Dino Gt
Dino Gt Hace 6 meses
who asked?
Ron Hace 6 meses
@Dino Gt I asked
Jorge Canahuati
Jorge Canahuati Hace 6 meses
Capital G on the God
Quester Hace 6 meses
I bought kurzgesagt "Universe in a nutshell" mobile app, just to support the channel in my little way. Also coz I figured it would be damn *good* Boy it is! The visuals are impeccable, and the descriptions of each entity, are funny and thus memorable. What's most remarkable is how they scaled everything relative to each other from the smallest strings to supermassive blackholes. It does feels like the entire universe is in your pocket "correctly". Or like a book about our universe, but literally the best one out there. They're undercharging as far as I'm concerned for the app. I'll make the same comment in other videos of the channel. Why? To promote their app because I don't see anyone talking about it. It's that good. More so, I want my fellow humans to be educated. Other day I found out that my 34 years old friend didn't know that we're living in milky way and there are other galaxies around us. UNBELIEVABLE. He must've been living under a rock bigger than Sagittarius A (The black hole in milky way galaxy). So yeah, go buy their app.
ssphixxa Hace 6 meses
i have big trouble concentrating especially on educational videos as they are normally boring but this is the first video ive watched all the way through while being fully interested thank you for this
Lynxou Hace 2 meses
The fact that life still manages to hang on through a super nova 4 lightyears away is incredible.
mintydog06 Hace 6 meses
Another great video, and it didn't leave me with a feeling of existential dread, unlike all other videos haha. The animations are always brilliant, I could watch the birds do stupid things all day long.
Vickie Click
Vickie Click Hace 2 meses
Your animations are just getting better and better!
Taylor Falk
Taylor Falk Hace 5 meses
I think the single most important thing we can do to progress as a civilization would be to find a way to protect our bodies from radiation damage at a cellular level
audiofender Hace 6 meses
I first discovered Kurzgesagt back in 2015 with their videos on nuclear energy. I remember thinking at the time, "Wow, this channel makes some great content. I hope they end up growing and getting more attention." Seven years later, my wish has most certainly been fulfilled. For years I've evangelized this channel to my friends and coworkers as the gold standard of educational content, and I still get giddy when a new video comes out. I've purchased dozens of calendars, posters, and journals, and I will happily continue to support this amazing channel. Cheers, Kurzgesagt!
Joseph Carrino
Joseph Carrino Hace 6 meses
I would be SOOOoooo happy if a supernova blew us up
Decisionz Hace 6 meses
@Joseph Carrino man im de-
My Front Yard Visitor
@Joseph Carrino dude i got a burn right after reading this
8-Bit Gamer
8-Bit Gamer Hace 6 meses
I discovered this channel when my teacher gave a video from this channel for an assignment in 2020 and I've been watching Kurzgesagt ever since.
Brian Miller
Brian Miller Hace 6 meses
They're almost at 20 million subs. Great Job K-Team!!
Randolph Hanson
Randolph Hanson Hace 5 meses
Another amazing video! This channel really has some quality content on it. I always come back to watch whatever the new video is :)
Akam J. Mustafa
Akam J. Mustafa Hace 4 meses
Dear administrators, well done 👏 a truly marvellous video. Back then, this channel inspired me to learn more about astronomy and cosmology . I still learn from your videos and teach my students to watch the channel.
María Sofía Luengas Salazar
Its impressive how life can re-start itself all over again, and man, its so interesting how a supernova can afect a planet. In the end, I hope that before the unvierse dies and we all rest, it doesn't happen, so that we can at least make some disoveries and then part from this universe leaving our mark.
Let's Talk Tech
Let's Talk Tech Hace 3 meses
The animation is just amazing! I love this channel so much!
Retektor Hace 5 meses
This animation is amazing!! Beautiful work of art, the quality of postprocessing, effects and other things looks very-very cool!
roi Hace 5 meses
"Taxes here I come"
Мистер Огонёчек
the fact that a few hundred light years away is enough to make the night glow is a real show of their power
Border Hopper
Border Hopper Hace 6 meses
Very bright but, ohio has been through worst
tam thuong
tam thuong Hace 6 meses
Jona7Fer Hace 6 meses
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Sam brads
Sam brads Hace 6 meses
@Jona7Fer jesus sounds like some bloke
SuperHellolaura Hace 6 meses
@Sam brads That “bloke” sacrificed His life to save yours. Do you not see the battle between Good & Evil going on before your very eyes?
Galactic Geek
Galactic Geek Hace 6 meses
This channel is becoming the next Vsauce, the research from this channel and the credibility of their sources make them a valuable asset in the upward intelligence of mankind
cat -.-
cat -.- Hace 6 meses
Pretty amazing that we can tell how many supernova capable stars are there and where they are
Gibson Hace 5 meses
It makes me happy that even if it happens 4 light years away life will still go on
J.B. Dazen
J.B. Dazen Hace 6 meses
It's incredible that basically everything that has happened HAD to happen to make human civilization exist.
Val Hace 5 meses
This video helped me understand life being created or extinct. Thank you❤️
Dragon Hace 6 meses
People don’t appreciate just how beautiful some of the art in these videos is. The style works so well with space themed videos.
tje Hace 6 meses
Abner Castro
Abner Castro Hace 6 meses
I love that it is consistent, it became Kurzgesagt's signature
Vice.Nor.Virtue Hace 6 meses
The magnetosphere from the supernova was sick fam!
Nano Woo
Nano Woo Hace 6 meses
Not some. ALL the art.
Deutsch mit Purple
Deutsch mit Purple Hace 6 meses
True, I really love all Kurzgesagt videos
avicohen2k Hace 6 meses
Animation always get its proper compliments but the music department also deserve a good word regarding the awesome dramatic techno loop. Cheers 👍
bilishu aliss
bilishu aliss Hace 6 meses
I-finally-came-back, this stream changed my life. My entire view of everything that exists in this world, in fact, even in the entire universe. I can never look at anything I know the
radar Hace 28 días
This video just taught me how difficult it would be to wipe out life from Earth entirely. Life truly does find a way.
StxrryNight Hace 6 meses
Thanks for this video. I always wondered what would happen and came up with a foundation of what would happen but this truly answered my question.
ScratchWaves Hace 5 meses
9:14 love the stellar engine reference! great video as always, been watching since 2020! Only thing that kept me thinking during the lockdown!
ScoringBox Hace 6 meses
This makes me wonder how many solar systems this actually happens to every time there is a supernova.
Wolfe Wright
Wolfe Wright Hace 6 meses
between one, and four. Space is big. In the core, the number is higher, but it's still under a hundred.
AuroraOurania Hace 6 meses
@Wolfe Wright And due to how short the lives stars big enough to generate type 2 supernovae are, a large portion of those happen near their sibling solar systems from the same nebula, meaning they're not all that much older, and thus haven't had time for life to develop in the first place.
WinnSC Hace 6 meses
I watch these videos and scared, especially since our ozone layer has gotten weaker since humans began polluting the atmosphere with toxic chemicals. Or the fact these these random events can happen at any moment and could just wipe out our planet…. or galaxy.
@WinnSC Technically our ozone layer is getting so much "stronger" with the pollution that it traps "heat" enough to become it's own power core. Anyway if that's what you're primarily afraid of then your life must be peaceful because random events like these have so little probability of happening in our lifetime and even less to actually impact us that it's actually the least dangerous thing that can exist for us out there. Of course it's different if we look at it in a civilization of species scale as it will for sure happen one day but that's a problem for my grandson's grandson's grandson's grandson's...
WinnSC Hace 6 meses
@Myname'sbigMyname'sbigMynameisbigMyname'sbigI'mBIG true. Well at first it was a black hole as something I was worried about. But yeah that problem might not happen for another dozen generations or so.
Bearzerk330 Hace 6 meses
I was under the impression that a "Gamma Ray Burst" was the most extreme explosion.
Brit Reitz
Brit Reitz Hace 6 meses
I just love that he explains if we should be worried, when I see videos like that I kind of get nervous I’m like “what if it happened right now” bet he explains it that it is really unlikely for us so when I heard that I was like “few I’m ok, at least I’d be dead then in a couple million years but I was like “my descendants what would happen to them”
slushie Hace 5 meses
You have made me love science not gonna lie, now I have been writing about space science and working harder in science in school, great video 👍
Silenthunter199 Hace 5 meses
Maybe this is a simple explanation for Fermi Paradox. But still, counting on the amount of stars and galaxies I just cant believe there is not more life out here in the Universe.
Bionic Hace 6 meses
if a supernova hits earth, i'd simply just intervene
Walker-91 Hace 6 meses
It’s Bionic!
EJC Leopard
EJC Leopard Hace 6 meses
Doni is gonna make a supernova on the server
HomoErectus111 Hace 6 meses
Bro thinks he’s Kevin
Jared Hace 6 meses
hi bionic chan
Sumi E. Eweits
Sumi E. Eweits Hace 6 meses
I bet you're gonna make a "Minecraft but it's supernova" Modded letsplay at some point too considering the large volume of content you put out.
Alex Keepers
Alex Keepers Hace 6 meses
I love how humanity can survive a supernova up to 60LY away.
Bobby Jan
Bobby Jan Hace 4 meses
"While casting 2 shadows can be fun for a while" really had me going. It's true, it would be fun.
Zennir Hace 5 meses
The amount of times we could just not exist because of the "Laws of the Universe" is too crazy to be true..
Hell_Pet Hace 6 meses
Ahh, my dose of "nullity and meaninglessness". Just what I needed on this rainy sunday morning. Thanks as always Kurzgesagt! Can't wait for the next video. But seriously, amazing work again, thanks.
Jack Oakley
Jack Oakley Hace 5 meses
I witnessed a super nova when I was in the middle east. The sky where I was, was very hazy and the only thing you could really see at night other than the moon was planets. I would track planets for fun while there and one night I noticed an extremely bright light in the path of Venus and thought the planet was shining bright for whatever reason, until it completely blimped out of existence. I sat in the desert confused for about an hour wondering what I just saw. It wasn't until Venus came over the horizon that I realized it must've been a super nova.
Baz Pearce
Baz Pearce Hace 5 meses
You saw a satellite flare.
Jack Oakley
Jack Oakley Hace 5 meses
@Baz Pearce this was extremely bright, but you could be correct. I just doubt it
Baz Pearce
Baz Pearce Hace 5 meses
@Jack Oakley Believe. Super Novas last for weeks and months, not seconds. Apart from 1987A there hasn't been one for over 400 years visible to the naked eye. It sounds like an Iridium flare. They were the original GPS satellites and they had huge solar panels that made them flare up brighter than Venus on occaision. I saw hundreds of them during the 2010s. The brightest i ever saw was about minus 8 magnitude, almost as bright as a full Moon.
Thomas Lio
Thomas Lio Hace 6 meses
I love these videos, they show us how horribly humanity can perish and then end with a "no worry this won't happen for the next billion years" seems weird, but it always fuels me with inspiration
Omniversal Insect
Omniversal Insect Hace 6 meses
I mean if you think about it life has had all this time to evolve without being entirely wiped out, what are the chances for that to happen right now in our short lives?
Shankar Ravikumar
Shankar Ravikumar Hace 6 meses
​@Omniversal Insect Some things we are uniquely vulnerable to, but the rest of life isn't. The most obvious example is a human centric disease, however for a more cosmic example consider a powerful coronal mass ejection that is aimed at us. Our modern electronic society would be very negatively affected by that, while the rest of life would just see a pretty light show further south than they usually appear. And in fact we've seen such a thing quite recently - look up the Carrington event.
Joseph Carrino
Joseph Carrino Hace 6 meses
I would be SOOOoooo happy if a supernova blew us up
vkobe vkob
vkobe vkob Hace 6 meses
dont worry supernova is instant, it is like if you eat nuke, it is instant 😊
Joel Vanwinkle
Joel Vanwinkle Hace 6 meses
In 2018, while looking through my telescope I saw this star that suddenly flashed and then went out. I think it was a supernova.
shani yan
shani yan Hace 6 meses
significantly more friendly and focused on being social. Hope you guys continue to bring fun to this server!
Deus ex vesania
Deus ex vesania Hace 2 meses
Learned something and got a new reason to be unreasonably anxious. I *[QUACK]* love this channel.
Driver Nephi
Driver Nephi Hace 5 meses
The fear of a supernova exploding within my lifetime is so small I’m not worried at all I’ll probably be dead if a supernova ever happens within my lifetime
Strawberry Overlord
Strawberry Overlord Hace 6 meses
This video made me realize that the weird new and bright star I saw for a few days when I was in middle school may have been a supernova! Which is a very cool thing to know I witnessed
Rusty Hace 6 meses
The thing I love about kurzesagt is just how much time they put into researching, animating and just doing an all round great job at making their videos enjoyable and informative to watch. Brilliant stuff.
Deutsch mit Purple
Deutsch mit Purple Hace 6 meses
I totally agree with you. I am so happy to watch them
Dino Gt
Dino Gt Hace 6 meses
go away
Thor Odinson
Thor Odinson Hace 6 meses
@Deutsch mit Purple proud to be deutsch?
Ducki Hace 6 meses
@Thor Odinson Stolz darauf, dass Englisch die beste Sprache ist? Eifersüchtig viel?
Slj Hace 6 meses
Keegan Clark
Keegan Clark Hace 5 meses
I love these videos I want to learn MORE about our universe and I wonder if any species would be able to travel the multiverse
Clivah Hace 5 meses
7:05 screenshot is legendary in terms of aesthetics! Very atmospheric, and an incredible illustration!
ShlomoTv Hace 3 meses
The way you just move a solar system out the way is too cool
BronzeJourney Hace 5 meses
Can you also make a video about how would a supernova effect the nearby stars, gas giants and barren planets.