The Largest Star in the Universe - Size Comparison

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Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell
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  • Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell

    Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell

    6 mánuðum síðan

    We created our first app ‘Universe in a Nutshell’, together with Tim Urban of Wait but Why! You can get it here:
    Appstore: http://kgs.link/universe-app-ios
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    Oh boy. Making an app is hard. It seemed so easy when we started. We underestimated the necessary work load and all the potential problems tenfold – this is not a figure of speech, this took ten times longer than we thought it would. And we are sort of used to working on big projects. So the first update to the app should hopefully be here in the next 24 hours (we are waiting for approval of the update in the app stores) – it will fix a bunch of small things that slipped through. We’ll constantly improve this thing because while it was honestly a horrible nightmare to make, it also was fun and we want to get better at it and make more things in the future. In case you don’t know Wait but Why btw, it is the best and most fun blog on the internet (https://waitbutwhy.com/2020/09/universe.html) and if you don’t know it you should change that like right now. Tim and I collaborated for the first time in 2013 and we have been good friends ever since. And this thing was something we started talking about years ago.
    So what is this thing we made and why? You can seamlessly travel from the smallest things in existence, past the coronavirus, human cells and dinosaurs all the way to the largest stars and galaxies and marvel at the whole observable universe. You can learn more about each object or simply enjoy the sheer scale of it all. It’s a fun plaything. The app is inspired by the “scale of the universe” website by the Huang Twins that Tim and I spent a lot of time with when it came out years ago – and felt that it was finally time to create a Wait but Why and Kurzgesagt version.
    There are no in-app purchases and no ads. All future updates are included! Since this is our first app we would love to hear your feedback so we can improve it over time. Leave us a five star review if you want to support it. Kurzgesagt and all the projects we do are mostly funded by viewers like you. So if you like the app we’ll make more digital things in future! Ok! Thank you for reading – Philipp

    • Laurey Ritchie

      Laurey Ritchie

      21 degi síðan síðan

      I love it

    • Hank Sauri

      Hank Sauri

      Mánuði síðan

      Brown dwarfs are -failed stars- successful planets :)

    • Hank Sauri

      Hank Sauri

      Mánuði síðan

      I got it

    • Desmond Miles

      Desmond Miles

      Mánuði síðan

      It’s not free. We are living in the era when knowledge is not free and accessible only for the rich. Disappointed

    • Animator ZRB

      Animator ZRB

      2 mánuðum síðan

      Pls dont keep it paid as i cant download it then

  • tine

    tine

    4 mínútum síðan

    that's a lot of big balls

  • Pikachu zinho

    Pikachu zinho

    2 klukkustundum síðan

    "just a few million years"

  • Junho Tan

    Junho Tan

    2 klukkustundum síðan

    When it was zooming out, my reaction was like ' holy shit'.

  • Andrew Zeman

    Andrew Zeman

    3 klukkustundum síðan

    I watched this hole 12 minute video and basically At the end he says WE DONT KNOW. (
    clickbait)

  • Daily Dose Of Cringe

    Daily Dose Of Cringe

    3 klukkustundum síðan

    The fact that he said “our star” in the thumbnail

  • Strawberry Gothic

    Strawberry Gothic

    5 klukkustundum síðan

    Why they throwing shade at brown stars 😔

  • James Field

    James Field

    8 klukkustundum síðan

    Imagine this bloke reading The Hitchhikers Guide To The Galaxy "Don't Panic"

  • Kelly Shea

    Kelly Shea

    9 klukkustundum síðan

    Brown dwarfs are the universe's Night lights

  • Fulvio Bielli

    Fulvio Bielli

    10 klukkustundum síðan

    Non dovete mai allontanarmi dalla via lattea è un punto di riferimento indicate sempre i punti sulla via lattea, sarà semplice e utile x tutti enon BEL VIDEO. BRAVI👍💯❤️

  • Deepak

    Deepak

    12 klukkustundum síðan

    Where am I now

  • sejfeb21

    sejfeb21

    15 klukkustundum síðan

    1, If we're lucky the sun while it makes it to giant stage itll only move the planets instead of eating em :/

  • holo

    holo

    18 klukkustundum síðan

    The ending is just so incredibly epic

  • herida samosir

    herida samosir

    20 klukkustundum síðan

    My favorite are the blue

  • Stephen Tavares

    Stephen Tavares

    23 klukkustundum síðan

    It's like our sun can be compared to a amber flicker of a flame next to this huge star

  • CreeperDude0509

    CreeperDude0509

    Degi Síðan síðan

    The real winner of this girth contest is ur mum ;)

  • Clairmont Lodge Survivor's Club

    Clairmont Lodge Survivor's Club

    Degi Síðan síðan

    You missed the massive dumbassdwarf: The Donald.

  • Yasser Boudaoui

    Yasser Boudaoui

    Degi Síðan síðan

    French subtitles doesn’t work during all the video

  • ItsMaha

    ItsMaha

    Degi Síðan síðan

    “You would be very dead” why fit I laugh at they 🤣

  • GioIcey

    GioIcey

    Degi Síðan síðan

    Wut?

  • TheCephalon

    TheCephalon

    Degi Síðan síðan

    How is Jupiter only 11 times larger but 300+ times more massive, that would means Jupiter is more dense than earth which is not the case

    • Xenøphørm

      Xenøphørm

      13 klukkustundum síðan

      Diameter and volume are not the same. Jupiter is 11 times larger in terms of diameter but 1300 times bigger in terms of volume.

  • Nico No

    Nico No

    Degi Síðan síðan

    Kurz:you would be inside it and be really dead
    Australia:meh just a normal summer

  • 上上下下左右左右早漏

    上上下下左右左右早漏

    Degi Síðan síðan

    Please subtitle in Japanese🙇‍♂️

  • Techbuildz

    Techbuildz

    Degi Síðan síðan

    I still don't understand who dislikes these amazing videos?
    I think conspiracy theorists :P

  • Just Stuff

    Just Stuff

    Degi Síðan síðan

    He shows deuterium as a helium isotope

  • Sky Fly

    Sky Fly

    Degi Síðan síðan

    learn from school? (no) learn from Kurzgesagt ? (hell yeah)

  • Kumondra

    Kumondra

    Degi Síðan síðan

    The largest known star now is UY SCUTI

    • linkeron1

      linkeron1

      19 klukkustundum síðan

      nope, Stephenson 2-18 is bigger than UY scuti

  • Joefran Johnson Gasendo

    Joefran Johnson Gasendo

    Degi Síðan síðan

    Red shit wow

  • Batalst75

    Batalst75

    Degi Síðan síðan

    I grew up with UY Scuti being the largest star known, now Stephenson 2-18 is the biggest. It feels wierd

  • Eric Stodolnik

    Eric Stodolnik

    Degi Síðan síðan

    Are black holes technically stars though? And if so, wouldn’t that make supermassive black holes the larges stars? Obviously we’re not counting black holes in this video... just food for thought.

  • Soham sharma

    Soham sharma

    Degi Síðan síðan

    "They last 'ONLY' 20 MILLION years"... only?!

  • Eric Stodolnik

    Eric Stodolnik

    Degi Síðan síðan

    Brown Dwarf, “JUST BECAUSE YOU’RE A STAR, THAT DOES’NT MEAN THAT I WANNA BE A STAR TOO, DAAAAAD!”

  • Angelique Mukasine

    Angelique Mukasine

    Degi Síðan síðan

    He was very rude to the brown dwar- oh my god brown dwarfs BROWN BROWN -_- -joke

  • Klatu Varada

    Klatu Varada

    2 dögum síðan

    Bunch of bullshit you guys make me laugh with this shit.

  • LoopedMaluch

    LoopedMaluch

    2 dögum síðan

    Honestly I can't relate more to the brown dwarf.

  • Mafijul Bhuiyan

    Mafijul Bhuiyan

    2 dögum síðan

    Music is very pog

    • Xenøphørm

      Xenøphørm

      13 klukkustundum síðan

      Epic Mountain - Largest Star

  • Shiva Ganesan

    Shiva Ganesan

    2 dögum síðan

    I love it

  • Static

    Static

    2 dögum síðan

    이거 아직도 한국어 자막이 짤려있네 ㅠㅠ

    • 알당고

      알당고

      Degi Síðan síðan

      ㅠ ㅠ 나만 그런게 아니었넹... 계속 기다리는중...

  • ChallengerTheo

    ChallengerTheo

    2 dögum síðan

    The largest star probably won’t exist in 20 years

  • Mr. Builder

    Mr. Builder

    2 dögum síðan

    Easy: it is the quasi star

  • CARDISTRY La Pelicula

    CARDISTRY La Pelicula

    2 dögum síðan

    Me wanting to hear about canis majoris and uv scuty:
    sad astronomy noises

  • Attack Helicopter

    Attack Helicopter

    2 dögum síðan

    0:42 sounds like almost everybody on the world at the moment

  • Rron Haziri

    Rron Haziri

    2 dögum síðan

    Yo mama so fat she ate Gacrux for breakfest

  • Water Rocket Lab

    Water Rocket Lab

    2 dögum síðan

    What I learned:
    *stars are big
    *brown dwarfs are a huge disappointment to their moms

  • Charles Hampson

    Charles Hampson

    2 dögum síðan

    Plot twist:
    Kurzgesagt is just trying to help the brown dwarves by burning them enough to make real stars.

    • Sebastian Schader

      Sebastian Schader

      Degi Síðan síðan

      underrated comment

  • Chris Sanford

    Chris Sanford

    2 dögum síðan

    Why did you make it to get it pounds

  • Till

    Till

    2 dögum síðan

    Wan comes this in German

  • Noor Ata

    Noor Ata

    2 dögum síðan

    0:00 it’s me mario

  • Noor Ata

    Noor Ata

    2 dögum síðan

    1:04

  • Puppy Dog 1909

    Puppy Dog 1909

    2 dögum síðan

    “If we were to throw a bunch of Jupiter’s at each other yet fun to watch but yes it would make a red dwarf”
    Me A universe sandbox two player: didn’t everyone know that?

  • ronan caringal

    ronan caringal

    2 dögum síðan

    L1551-IR25 IS 13.7B Km

  • Nanairo diz

    Nanairo diz

    2 dögum síðan

    タイトルだけ日本語訳して貰っても困るんだけど...

  • C P

    C P

    2 dögum síðan

    You forgot white dwarfs

  • wilsudi

    wilsudi

    2 dögum síðan

    Shouldn’t red dwarfs be called red small stars nowdays to be pc, otherwise calling them just red dwarfs might hurt their feelings..

  • All in

    All in

    3 dögum síðan

    The last part is amazing and scaring

  • islandmon bookie

    islandmon bookie

    3 dögum síðan

    Oh man we are so tiny 😢😫😭

  • Camille Cutler

    Camille Cutler

    3 dögum síðan

    Those big stars u mentioned r dead, just the light speed delay means we see them as they were that long ago

  • BRC

    BRC

    3 dögum síðan

    Best video and explanation I've seen about this subject. Thank you.

  • S Lin

    S Lin

    3 dögum síðan

    If a star can be that big.
    Can you imagine the size of God! 👉🌌

    • S Lin

      S Lin

      Degi Síðan síðan

      @ayla HAAAAAAAA! OK so you failed Science. The fathers of science which includes Galileo, Newton, Einstein were all religious men who believe in God. When Galileo first look upon the sky with his telescope, he was living a convent with his sister who is a nun. Where did you think the big bang theory came from. It came from a Belgian (Priest Georges Lemaitre) priest as a joke. Priest Lemaitre is know as the father of the big bang. Priest Lemaitre was the 1 who embarrassed Einstein in a debate about God and the Universe. Priest Lemaitre told Einstein that the universe is expanding. Einstein dismiss that possibility of a expanding universe is zero. Priest Lemaitre was right. Einstein was wrong. The largest collection of the history of science is located in the Vatican. The oldest and most advanced civilization were the Egyptians. Everything the Egyptian did with science had to do with religion. There is no studying of science that came before religion, the Bible backs that up. 🙆🗯️ HAAAAAAAA

    • ayla

      ayla

      Degi Síðan síðan

      @S Lin girl no religion has nothing to do with science

    • S Lin

      S Lin

      Degi Síðan síðan

      @ayla Duh! Without Religion you wouldn't have Science. 🤷

    • ayla

      ayla

      2 dögum síðan

      ew why u have to bring up religion

  • Jakov Fisel

    Jakov Fisel

    3 dögum síðan

    Sun 10 Billion Years, Universe 13 Billion Years old..hmm?

    • Nathan Mendes

      Nathan Mendes

      6 klukkustundum síðan

      No. The Universe is 14 *Trillion* years old

  • Bence Kollár

    Bence Kollár

    3 dögum síðan

    it's a pity there is no Hungarian subtitle, but the video is good anyway

  • Artanis69

    Artanis69

    3 dögum síðan

    Darn you, Kurzgesagt! That brown star didn't deserve such harshness! Poor thing.

  • simon pukki

    simon pukki

    3 dögum síðan

    Kurzegesagt videos are is just existential dread in a small package

  • Shalaka Prabhune

    Shalaka Prabhune

    3 dögum síðan

    HI, my son Vihaan is a big fan of your videos. He wants to know what is the universe in? We will be thankful if you can make a video on it.

  • ea sports to the game

    ea sports to the game

    3 dögum síðan

    so our sun will die in about 345,273,554,770

  • Takizawa!

    Takizawa!

    3 dögum síðan

    why did this make me emotional about big gas circle death?? theyre so pretty kinda glas i got to see it in animated form

  • Sha G

    Sha G

    3 dögum síðan

    I have to submit my home work tomorrow but this seemed more important 😃😃

  • Adhurim Dob

    Adhurim Dob

    3 dögum síðan

    I like ur science

  • Captainzoom

    Captainzoom

    3 dögum síðan

    I did some maths and I came up with that the largest star is 3 trillion 1,5 meter or about 5 feet people long

  • Apple Desierto

    Apple Desierto

    3 dögum síðan

    The biggest star is quasi star

    • linkeron1

      linkeron1

      19 klukkustundum síðan

      "A quasi-star is a hypothetical type of extremely massive and luminous star that may have existed early in the history of the Universe" from google

  • Bojan Majić

    Bojan Majić

    3 dögum síðan

    Call 911, we have a 187 on a brown dwarf...

  • Miguel Angelo Wong

    Miguel Angelo Wong

    3 dögum síðan

    where is the opening intro

  • Jc Aninao

    Jc Aninao

    3 dögum síðan

    I tought it will be good because there is no in-app purchases of ads but the whole app is premium which kinda makes me down 😑😓😅
    Btw is was $3

  • Dan Tyler

    Dan Tyler

    4 dögum síðan

    ?

  • Layla Whyte

    Layla Whyte

    4 dögum síðan

    Hi peeps, i have a theory on what aliens may look like if we do find them and here it is.
    It matters what planet we find said alien on and they would evolve to their enviroment like we did, we evolved to have arms legs and stuff so maybe if aliens had to breathe something other then air, they would have some different breathing system. reply your opinion because its logical to me

  • anti troll

    anti troll

    4 dögum síðan

    Why do I have the feeling that this was made to throw shade at the Kardashians? 🤣🤣🤣 I mean, really though? a disappointment to their mothers and failed wannabe stars? you’re talking about the Kardashians right there 🤣🤣🤣🤣

  • Chris Gellrich

    Chris Gellrich

    4 dögum síðan

    Very judgmental. I don't think brown dwarfs have failed. They all laugh at the stars that died years ago!

  • Namoth

    Namoth

    4 dögum síðan

    this just makes me shudder and be struck by the thought...
    just like we thought ourselfs mighty with gunpowder weapons.....but would be laughed at by the next generations and ther drone and borderline autonomous drone support military..
    the same way star faring civs might have 'stages' where they think things are 'inpractical' or a 'waste' and drives fleets around beating the chests..
    ..only for a galactic civilization that reached knowledge lvls bordering on re-writing physics itself ...just laughs ,and carpet bombs hole galaxies with nova inducing catalysts...and that is 'ther' style of 'conventional' application of physics for warfare...

  • Alex Mitchell

    Alex Mitchell

    4 dögum síðan

    Red hyper giants are pretty big… But not as big as yo mama

  • TheForDev

    TheForDev

    4 dögum síðan

    The app sucks. It costs money. I wonder who would waste their money on that piece of shit.

  • Kasimier

    Kasimier

    4 dögum síðan

    This is the hardest type of brown dwarf bullying I have ever come across

  • Lee san

    Lee san

    4 dögum síðan

    Gtfoh the sun gone get that big

  • F.S.A KNIVES

    F.S.A KNIVES

    4 dögum síðan

    الترجمة العربية لا تعمل

  • Anime Memes

    Anime Memes

    4 dögum síðan

    This Channel Teach Me More Things Than School

  • Fortunata Ocampo

    Fortunata Ocampo

    4 dögum síðan

    Brown dwarfs are a huge disappoint ment to there mums great im a big failed #&$%#&$%!

  • Victor Ronaldo Dos Santos

    Victor Ronaldo Dos Santos

    4 dögum síðan

    If the universe spxanding there is no nutshell.

  • Cal Moore

    Cal Moore

    4 dögum síðan

    He’s inspired by the huang twins :D
    He should watch bfdi and bfb

  • Jyotsna Banerjee

    Jyotsna Banerjee

    4 dögum síðan

    So , red, wins in the universe according to stars cause the smallest original star is RED DWARFS and also the largest stars are RED HYPERGIANTS!

  • Ryan Dispecki

    Ryan Dispecki

    4 dögum síðan

    The brown yard seemingly mess up because candle encouragingly disarm including a absorbing creator. erratic, deadpan hail

  • kalpak t

    kalpak t

    4 dögum síðan

    9:31 instead of SR-71 u should've used the speed of parker solar probe 192.5 km/s for comparison since it is the fastest man-made object so far!

  • kalpak t

    kalpak t

    4 dögum síðan

    fuck we really need to accelerate the advancement of space exploration technology study of these objects is way too cool to be missed out on!

  • Darren Jones

    Darren Jones

    4 dögum síðan

    I bet Stephenson r18 is not Even fully engorged yet.

  • Karem Assar

    Karem Assar

    5 dögum síðan

    The largest star is U.Y Scuti

    • DreamyPupper

      DreamyPupper

      4 dögum síðan

      what the guy above said, UY-Scuti was found to be closer, so its not as big as it appeared to be, at the moment, Stephenson-218 is the largest.

    • SomeRandomGuy

      SomeRandomGuy

      4 dögum síðan

      Stephenson was discorvered to be bigger, but UY is the second biggest

  • Karem Assar

    Karem Assar

    5 dögum síðan

    5:12
    "They rape the rules"

  • Karem Assar

    Karem Assar

    5 dögum síðan

    ß male
    A male

  • MercifulHorror

    MercifulHorror

    5 dögum síðan

    0:40 that's just messed up bro went to far on that one

  • VD Ben

    VD Ben

    5 dögum síðan

    UY scuti is the largest star by now

    • DreamyPupper

      DreamyPupper

      4 dögum síðan

      what the guy above said, UY-Scuti was found to be closer, so its not as big as it appeared to be, at the moment, Stephenson-218 is the largest.

    • SomeRandomGuy

      SomeRandomGuy

      4 dögum síðan

      Its stephenson, uy is second now

  • Hary Mck

    Hary Mck

    5 dögum síðan

    Hey everyone my sis is fatter than pistol star

  • Nigel Williams

    Nigel Williams

    5 dögum síðan

    this man is a nutcase

  • Alin Matvievschi

    Alin Matvievschi

    5 dögum síðan

    i am a big fan of you and always be