The Most Dangerous Stuff in the Universe - Strange Stars Explained

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Inside neutron stars we can find the weirdest and most dangerous substance in the universe: Strange matter. What is strange matter, how dangerous is it and what can it tell us about the origin of the universe?
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460p2 Prije dan
feeling cute today... might start ww3 later... no biggie
460p2 Prije dan
hmmm... a tungsten bullet in a railgun might work but the atmosphere is going to f up my trayectory...
460p2 Prije dan
Hmm... how much powder does it take to shoot a bullet into space and how do I calculate the trajectory of the bullet in correlation to a satellite...
Dragon Dorado
Dragon Dorado Prije dan
Please do one on baby formula
Sachin Godishela
Sachin Godishela Prije 39 minuta
2019 ?
Jamie Mayes
Jamie Mayes Prije sat
My brain hurts
10alijo Prije sat
Please do videos about education and classroom Language....
Ehtisham mushtaq
Ehtisham mushtaq Prije 2 sati
That was almost twice the syllabus of a whole college semester.
Celanis Prije 2 sati
Ah, more existential dread. Thanks for having me covered. Exurb1a hadn't posted in a while..
Aryan Das
Aryan Das Prije 3 sati
Amazing and cool concept
DeaDDoG// Prije 3 sati
Plz do about the most likely thing to kill all humans
Untungtandy Gaming
Untungtandy Gaming Prije 3 sati
Where sub indo
Eron ABCJ Prije 3 sati
Giant gamma rays, strangelets... it seems the universe is very passionate about destroying itself and us
The26 Prije 4 sati
Can strange matter decay into regular matter?
Doğan Kürşat Aktaş
In every single video of theirs, Kurzgesagt contributes to SCP.
Tuna GÖKYOKUŞ Prije 5 sati
so wait if it turns everything it touches into strange matter (supposedly) then the crust or the mantle of the neutron star change into strange matter too?
Iam awaterbottle
Iam awaterbottle Prije 5 sati
My lecturer showed the video on tech taking over labour, was very cool that I saw it on the big lecture screen instead of on my phone usually
Rutvik Chaudhari
Rutvik Chaudhari Prije 5 sati
Plz remove subtitles 😑😑
Super Loops
Super Loops Prije 6 sati
except because all the stuff about strangelets being super common and flying about the universe making other stars go strange doesnt seem to be happening does it. bcus we've never seen even one strange star.
X Force
X Force Prije 6 sati
Put on headset for better experience
Chickknight Greenleaf
the universe very own Nanobot Apocalypse
R2OTR Team
R2OTR Team Prije 6 sati
why do I hear hidden quacks
Peppe Ddu
Peppe Ddu Prije 6 sati
So, if the Large Hadron Collider creates a strangelet by accident we're all screwed.
abhishek menon
abhishek menon Prije 7 sati
Please tell me how you prepare the script.
charmaine poynter
charmaine poynter Prije 9 sati
favourite youtube channel:)
Daneil Labro
Daneil Labro Prije 9 sati
Omg i just discover a new deadly thing in the univerese: T-Series
Milly Prije 9 sati
Beautiful animation, every video is designed so incredibly well. We appreciate all the time and effort put into these videos, it pays off. Also the narrator could definitely be the new David Attenborough. Keep up the brilliant work
Arya Mahardika
Arya Mahardika Prije 9 sati
Hi kurzgesagt! I really love all of your video! Really interesting! But i hard understand it because of my bad listening and reading in english, can you make it better by adding Indonesia caption/subtitle? I will be love it so much to watch it everytime:)
Abishek Soundararajan
Abishek Soundararajan Prije 10 sati
Please Make a video on Earth 2.0 - Kepler 452b.
Grapes Gorilla
Grapes Gorilla Prije 12 sati
What's the 100th video going to be on, I wonder!
Nathaniel Lewis
Nathaniel Lewis Prije 12 sati
Ice-9 anyone?
Agung Guritno
Agung Guritno Prije 13 sati
No Indonesia subtitle : (
Reason2 Craft
Reason2 Craft Prije 14 sati
I love the art style and the birds, make the videos more entertaining and more enjoyable
WastedPotential Prije 14 sati
Can you do heisenbergs uncertainty principle?
Oliver Harvey
Oliver Harvey Prije 16 sati
Hello u guys are my favourite content creators!, and I am really interested in science!, specifically the immune system!, Just asking, but may you please do more Videos about viruses and the immune system! Thank you for reading my comment (I’m just asking u don’t have to 😁) You guys fill information into my head!!!!! Every time I watch your videos!!!
R.r. Theninja
R.r. Theninja Prije 17 sati
It seems unlikely that the principles discussed here would come to bear, seeing as the universe tends towards disorder and expansion.
Caden Monterosso
Caden Monterosso Prije 18 sati
Who would win Thanos Shaggy at %100 power Duolingo bird Strange matter
Kevin Von Zarovitch
Kevin Von Zarovitch Prije 17 sati
Shaggy; his power is maximum.
Sonica The hedgehog
Sonica The hedgehog Prije 19 sati
Except, as you said, THEORETICALLY speaking, Strange matter could convert everything else into more strange matter, BUT, no one knows.
Ravi Rajyaguru
Ravi Rajyaguru Prije 19 sati
Who would win? A purple mad titan with infinity stones OR One strange boi
Preston Crespo
Preston Crespo Prije 22 sati
What was your best part kurzgesagt
Lori BE
Lori BE Prije 23 sati
Nat Comeau
Nat Comeau Prije 23 sati
What a great video!! You lost me with the Kessler Syndrome video a while back but this definitely brought me back. What a great way of exploring a new branch of physics and finding something that looks entirely plausible in our universe! Edit: Kessler not Kepler
Nat Comeau
Nat Comeau Prije 23 sati
+Roberta ROBERTO You're right, thanks!
Roberta ROBERTO Prije 23 sati
Nat Comeau kessler maybe?
Ahmad Yehia
Ahmad Yehia Prije 23 sati
Neutron stars are the densest things that are not *U R M O M*
BOSSL3V3L Prije 23 sati
So if a strangelet hit a star what you would get is a perfectly stable perfectly stable dense indestructible star that gives of very dim light. So in other words and infinite (but weak) energy source.
Lil Zally
Lil Zally Prije dan
That sounds fun.
Gaurav Sharma
Gaurav Sharma Prije dan
Worst channel name ever. Impossible to search for it everytime.
Carlos Sanchez
Carlos Sanchez Prije dan
Sounds like science fiction
Kyle Letourneau
Kyle Letourneau Prije dan
I have so many questions, why would strange quarks only exist inside of neutron stars if they convert everything they touch? Wouldn't they convert the outside too? why aren't we observing stars wink out all the time if this is a real threat and they've existed since the birth of the universe? why hasn't it happened to us yet? how could we possibly know of all of these qualities of strange matter if its never been observed? how can we tell it even exists?
Raging Inferno
Raging Inferno Prije dan
I know a Doctor who could help with Strange matter Dr. Strange
Anjali Farkase
Anjali Farkase Prije dan
Black dwarfs.
Son Bach
Son Bach Prije dan
No Vietsub???
Flaze07 Prije dan
I c ducks
Liszt Franz
Liszt Franz Prije dan
John Tobin
John Tobin Prije dan
wouldnt they just eat until they get the mass of a black hole...
syah fadzli
syah fadzli Prije dan
how could human understand something that may or may not happens in billion years?
_KarmA_ Prije dan
How can a human being become immortal? New vid
Wan Asyraf
Wan Asyraf Prije dan
Exotic matter sounds like tiberium in command and conquer tiberium war. It engulf living and non-living things to form tiberium based organism
Just some random guy
I got an idea. You can probably talk about how Apophis will destroy the earth if it ever hits the earth.
Maxi Comics
Maxi Comics Prije dan
Keeping its’s size or so massive turn into a black hole!?.
Maxi Comics
Maxi Comics Prije dan
Wait nuetron stars are ways denser than our sun so wouldn’t it have more mass?!.
Wildvine05 Prije dan
2:40 All other quarks(including strange quarks) seem to decay away quickly. 4:05 Strange matter(which is made of strange quarks) is perfectly stable. Lol look at this perfect logic.
SWasp Prije 10 sati
So true
Ihsan Jaya
Ihsan Jaya Prije dan
Please Add Indonesian Subtitles i can't understand if i don't read in Indonesian...
박진우 Prije dan
Too ezy to udstand
vebriyan pasha
vebriyan pasha Prije dan
My day was fine until I watch this video.
natemullikin Prije dan
Making strange matter red instead of green would have fed the plot in Star Trek.
nirny the furry
nirny the furry Prije dan
This is like the flood from halo
Charlotte Frantz
so you could say stance matter is kind of... quarky.
mr walker
mr walker Prije dan
it's like cancer cell
Edp 445
Edp 445 Prije dan
Yeah cancer is contagious af
yesterdaysguy Prije dan
yeah we'll probably destroy the planet before we get there.
Alexandar Narayan
I can’t wait for an new kurzgesagt videos: they’re always fantastically well done. Please keep it up!
Jerwis Mulawan
Jerwis Mulawan Prije dan
Lupet talaga nito... Amazing mind blowing!!!!
Shiv Patel
Shiv Patel Prije dan
Brilliant video man
Crawlz Prije dan
If strange matter is perfectly stable, then why did matter overpower it when the universe formed?
smurfyday Prije dan
Go through the comments and you'll see all the joke templates kids (and bigger kids) use these days.
Crawlz Prije dan
Cool but how can we prove it? Why do you sound so sure of yourself all the time?
Luke Goatley
Luke Goatley Prije dan
the animation is once again spot on, will use more in my own channel so please subscribe
Dustin Goodpaster
I had a trip on DMT one time where I was shown the equation for how all matter in the universe works. If you ask the ultimate question while going into a DMT trip you can possibly see this as well. The ultimate question is: "Why does the observer effect the outcome?"
Crawlz Prije dan
I actually believe you could've witnessed something like that. I'm interested as to how you know what it was though.
Crawlz Prije dan
What'd it look like?
Tha LAW Prije dan
so the blob is a real fucking thing.... so much for sleep
This all seems very speculative and i see many holes in a lot of these theories
Zersetzung Prije 10 sati
this is one of the best science videos on youtube.
Crawlz Prije dan
+Edp 445 that's true to a point, but we do have knowledge that is pretty settled at least at a surface level. We know how to do chemical reactions even if we don't exactly know how atoms formed. We may not know all the workings of the universe but honestly we don't need to. Understanding what's inside neutron stars is exactly crucial information.
Edp 445
Edp 445 Prije dan
+Crawlz well to be fair everything we see is speculative.
Crawlz Prije dan
Welcome to this channel. Bunch of speculative bullshit under the guise of "science." There's no proof for any of this, just like there hasn't been in a lot of them.
Spicy Cat
Spicy Cat Prije dan
It’s like crabulon.
Arkonaut Gaming
Arkonaut Gaming Prije dan
Human extinction: eh Birds: Nice
Samuel Hernandez
Go sub to pewds
i dont care for your fearmongering clickbait
Dragon Dorado
Dragon Dorado Prije dan
Please do one on baby instant formula. You already covered GMO and vaccines.
HetNe$$ Prije dan
That's why we got scientists to think for us
Felix Andersen
Felix Andersen Prije dan
why do we not send a bunch of living cells and atoms out in space and to the other "Earth like planets" in our solar system so there can develop life in space? Then in the next few billion years or so the planets we have sent the cells and atom to, hopefully will develop intelligent life and then many discover each other. And if we did this, would that be a way of colonising the rest of the galaxy???
Gatsby gamerboy
Gatsby gamerboy Prije dan
thx Kurzgesagt
Edp 445
Edp 445 Prije dan
why wouldn't a black hole be created if 2 neutron stars collided?
Edp 445
Edp 445 Prije dan
+Crawlz well said.
Crawlz Prije dan
+Edp 445 yeah he says at the very end "or maybe not. It's hypothetical." But he really should stress it more. He's gonna create a bunch of people who think they understand astronomy and physics when all they're getting is a summary of theoretical ideas with no proof backing any of it. I wrote a paper about the differences between applied and theoretical science and I talked about the fact that many modern "scientists" make their living by making up theories that don't really bring us any further as a species. This stuff is all interesting but I think we need to accept the fact that were not gonna leave the solar system, and most of this stuff is just cool to think about, not to pour millions of dollars into.
Edp 445
Edp 445 Prije dan
+Crawlz you're exactly right. He doesn't really put any disclaimer that these are all theorized scenarios.
Crawlz Prije dan
+Edp 445 the issue is collisions aren't very efficient so it's hard to believe that the mass would efficiently be compressed to singularity. However its quite possible that a black hole could be formed. We have no idea what happens. That's the problem with this channel. He often says things as if they're certain, but unfortunately we just don't know.
Edp 445
Edp 445 Prije dan
+Crawlz hmm... I guess that's maybe assuming the neutron stars have the same mass but that wouldn't be true in most scenarios. the smaller neutron star would be ripped apart and slowly increase the larger stars mass while orbiting it. Then a black hole would be created and would pull the rest of the ripped matter into itself.
〈Clex〉 Prije dan
Wait so I spent my time teaching myself particle physics out of boredom and figured it was all useless... when really it’s not?! What about charm top and bottom...? What?!
MR JUGZY Prije dan
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BOSSL3V3L Prije 23 sati
thankyou deformed default icon man.
Louis super gaming
Thanos: **snaps and kills half the universe** Strange matter: HOLD MY OUTER SHELL
It's Leo
It's Leo Prije dan
Lets drop a nuke on it.
Rohan Javed
Rohan Javed Prije dan
this is the same fucking date as the black hole pic came out and its jimmy neutron stars aint dissaponted just suprised
Bunny Prije dan
It reminds me of frogspawn
Heather Habecker
Heather Habecker Prije 2 dana
Strange matter: 4:06 Entropy: MY LIFE IS A LIE
Zhora Nadtochniy
Zhora Nadtochniy Prije 2 dana
At 6:34 - why Saturn is green?
Edp 445
Edp 445 Prije dan
6:34 why is the bird talking lol
Guilherme Araújo
Guilherme Araújo Prije 2 dana
So strange matter is like reverse radioactivity? So stable that interferes with close molecules?
Stipan Lisica
Stipan Lisica Prije 2 dana
Finally, a good kurzgesagt video...
JEŇÝK KOŇÝK Prije 2 dana
Seriously... it's nonsense. If there would be strange matter in neutron stars and if it would transform everything into more strange matter, then neutron stars would immediately become strange stars.
Pyrodamix Prije 2 dana
That's just hypothesis tho right?
Edp 445
Edp 445 Prije dan
everything is a theory
Jennifer Elizabeth
Jennifer Elizabeth Prije 2 dana
So, basically the plot of C&C Tiberium Universe... a meteor from a distant system comprised of neutron particles of a neutron star accidentally hits Earth and converts it into a neutron planet...
La Marie
La Marie Prije 2 dana
Do a video about scientific denial
PlayCat X
PlayCat X Prije 2 dana
What about the consciousness video? Part 2? Will you make it after 10 more videos?
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