Death From Space - Gamma-Ray Bursts Explained

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Death From Space - Gamma-Ray Bursts Explained
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    • Meowmeow


      22 klukkustundum síðan

      Can you guys do something original? We've had "big scary space events" for so many times now.

    • bhakti maity

      bhakti maity

      22 dögum síðan

      05:13 yep pokemon they exist

    • Lo0o0oK


      25 dögum síðan

      유익하고 흥미로운 주제로 삶을 즐겁게 해준다ㅇㅇ



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      6:00 *Thanks bro. that conclusion really helped us put our minds at ease.*

    • LimitedFrost_XYZ


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  • Asriel Dreemurr

    Asriel Dreemurr

    11 klukkustundum síðan

    3:17 magnatar*

  • Asriel Dreemurr

    Asriel Dreemurr

    11 klukkustundum síðan

    Deatheaters sign from harry potter

  • Donnifer Reyes

    Donnifer Reyes

    Degi Síðan síðan

    Now we know that a GRB is the reason why pokemon went extinct.



    Degi Síðan síðan

    2020 and 2021 are perfect years for a massive GRB😂

  • Ali Maghroby

    Ali Maghroby

    Degi Síðan síðan

    Where is the part when u calm us down?

  • Yamaki V

    Yamaki V

    2 dögum síðan

    The rubber band theory

  • Z3N0


    2 dögum síðan

    I feel this channel is just one big video on how to end the world

  • GokulKrish_M51


    3 dögum síðan

    _The content in the video promotes violence, viewer discretion advised!_

  • nikolas paraskevakis

    nikolas paraskevakis

    4 dögum síðan

    thats a lata damage

  • Andro Tchitchinadze

    Andro Tchitchinadze

    4 dögum síðan

    5:28 Definitely not Flame princess of Adventure time.

  • Muhammad Ahmed

    Muhammad Ahmed

    4 dögum síðan

    5:55 thank you, very comforting to know

  • Sesshan Anirud

    Sesshan Anirud

    4 dögum síðan

    Upload video about red shift

  • Lhord Arwen Rodriguez

    Lhord Arwen Rodriguez

    5 dögum síðan

    Atleast it is a quick death

  • ShadowRoses


    5 dögum síðan

    Why, in every single video I've watched, does something die-?
    Usually humans-

  • [Whitty]


    6 dögum síðan

    Long story short: there are massive laser guns in space

  • Mohammad Ali Khan

    Mohammad Ali Khan

    6 dögum síðan

    What would happen if a genetically created bioweapon was unleashed on the world?



    6 dögum síðan

    5:17 Pokemons!!

  • Qiu Xuan

    Qiu Xuan

    6 dögum síðan


  • Mstfa Sam

    Mstfa Sam

    7 dögum síðan

    i love it how he talks about such dark things with a calm voice and peacefull music in the backround

  • blankill 22

    blankill 22

    7 dögum síðan

    So basically cosmic campers

  • Bigger Guy

    Bigger Guy

    7 dögum síðan

    5:27 hey wait a minute

  • Gold Fox Piston

    Gold Fox Piston

    7 dögum síðan

    Basically the Death Star

  • JY - 06PS 782412 Thomas Street MS

    JY - 06PS 782412 Thomas Street MS

    7 dögum síðan

    so it's proven now that 2-1 = Wuff!!!

  • Liz Zapata

    Liz Zapata

    7 dögum síðan

    I learned a lot

  • Indecisive Otaku

    Indecisive Otaku

    7 dögum síðan

    I love this channel and the sense of impending doom it gives me

  • RealADEX


    8 dögum síðan

    I'm missing the new Kurzgesagt in this video

  • tree


    8 dögum síðan

    I love the
    you are here !
    after the gamma ray
    "you are ded "

  • Kahlil Miller

    Kahlil Miller

    8 dögum síðan

    5:12 corsola kabutos oynmate AND SHELLDER!?!

  • Ollie Martin

    Ollie Martin

    8 dögum síðan

    So there's a death star out there from star wars that's all I needed

  • A V

    A V

    9 dögum síðan

    Kabuto, shelder, corsula, and omanite 5:16

  • 9 dögum síðan

    Wow gamma rays is stronger than hulk let me call one million hulks so the it won't even go the the ozone layer

  • M. Reza Nasirloo

    M. Reza Nasirloo

    9 dögum síðan

    Such a wholesome way to end a video

  • Corey Gaming Extra

    Corey Gaming Extra

    9 dögum síðan

    Star Wars

  • Preeti Kumar

    Preeti Kumar

    9 dögum síðan

    Pokemon lived

  • sixshooter500


    9 dögum síðan

    These videos... so full of hope, lol

  • Gregory Morariu

    Gregory Morariu

    9 dögum síðan

    You’ve got the entire Death Star in one gun

  • Qu_ge


    9 dögum síðan

    1:03 *Why can't I see straight?*

  • BLiTZKRIEG 456

    BLiTZKRIEG 456

    9 dögum síðan

    5 months ago
    How to make a Kurzgesagt video:
    Step 1: Mention Human Extinction
    Step 2: Make people paranoid about death
    Step 3: Add some birds

  • ather moiz

    ather moiz

    9 dögum síðan

    I love how kurzgesagt uses pokemons as extinct species

  • Darion


    10 dögum síðan

    I love how this channel explores all the possible ways that the Earth could be destroyed in ways that we can't do anything about it

  • Baap Gaming

    Baap Gaming

    10 dögum síðan

    So thor survived gamma ray burst

  • -Not the FBI-

    -Not the FBI-

    10 dögum síðan

    Star wars fans: hey ive seen this one

  • luna


    11 dögum síðan

    One doubt, can a gamma ray burst destroy and rip away earth(the entire planet)? Say like, from 10ly?

  • Some dude that rips planet in half

    Some dude that rips planet in half

    11 dögum síðan

    Video: Gamma ray burst
    Thumbnail: *_starkiller base destroying hosnian system_*

  • Markus Bäckebo

    Markus Bäckebo

    11 dögum síðan

    So how big is the chance that someone will watch this video and that it will be at 7:08 when they say "now" exactly at the point in the future when a GRB hits us?

  • tnt abe sfs

    tnt abe sfs

    11 dögum síðan


  • Fregtz


    11 dögum síðan

    Umm i dont know how to react exept.

  • Phaneleox


    12 dögum síðan

    A Death Star by definition

  • Hana Woldu

    Hana Woldu

    12 dögum síðan

    a nuclear explosion that is bigger than the earth and another galaxy crashing to the milky way galaxy that will surely wipe us out

  • Spider World

    Spider World

    12 dögum síðan

    5:15 Pokémon reference

  • Micheal. S

    Micheal. S

    13 dögum síðan

    This is cool I just subscribed to the channel.

  • sailor fox 45

    sailor fox 45

    13 dögum síðan

    The sun is a deadly laser

  • maze


    13 dögum síðan

    Every one turns to hulk

  • Matias Hellsten

    Matias Hellsten

    13 dögum síðan

    If you are under thick concrete wall you will be okey and be able to witness the mass extinction of species. If you are in a hurry and can't wait grb, just go and have a look what we humans have achieved already.

  • Because Of reasons lol

    Because Of reasons lol

    13 dögum síðan

    I truly think the filter is ahead of us. The idea that it is behind us because of life in general doesn't work. This video shows for example the dinosaurs, I think they also had cells maybe just maybe tho...

  • Calamari Chris

    Calamari Chris

    14 dögum síðan

    [sigh]... "David Banner, I just keyed your car."

  • Jason Galipeau

    Jason Galipeau

    15 dögum síðan

    “And what happens if one takes a shot at earth?”
    Uh, I’m pretty sure the answer is: we dead.

  • Arash Mike

    Arash Mike

    15 dögum síðan

    One nonillion mega tons it kills the earth



    15 dögum síðan

    5:18 pokemons xd

  • Jamie LaCourse

    Jamie LaCourse

    15 dögum síðan

    You didn't mention WR104.........

  • Gokes93


    15 dögum síðan

    "we wont know until we're dead"
    Truly comforting

  • Sargent Venipede

    Sargent Venipede

    15 dögum síðan

    Yaaay fossil Pokémon

  • Spaceman Spiff

    Spaceman Spiff

    15 dögum síðan

    2:05 Fun fact: the Hubble space telescope is a spy satellite repurposed for NASA. The Pentagon used to point their telescopes down, and now NASA points the same telescope up

  • PlayedTooMuch


    15 dögum síðan

    My evil plan is now realized

  • F.B.I Federal Bureau of Investigation

    F.B.I Federal Bureau of Investigation

    16 dögum síðan

    Be your friend I don’t really have to go quit and I

  • Nilgib


    16 dögum síðan

    So at any moment the entirety of the human race can be wiped out in an instant and without any warning.
    Yep, i'm gonna try not to think too much about this one.

  • Lightacrobat220


    16 dögum síðan

    wonderfull explanation of the death of all humanity

  • Partho Roy

    Partho Roy

    16 dögum síðan

    Well that should cheer us up.

  • Electronic Mayonnaise

    Electronic Mayonnaise

    17 dögum síðan

    Gamma-ray bursts are just the laser pointers of the universe.

  • Aran Jenkins

    Aran Jenkins

    18 dögum síðan

    Glad I watched this right before bed. 🤦🏻‍♂️ oof

  • Vittão


    18 dögum síðan

    you're telling me that soviet folk do nuclear test on space?

  • Purple Spy

    Purple Spy

    18 dögum síðan

    Wow we’re lucky our sun is a silent star

  • Destoyer X

    Destoyer X

    18 dögum síðan

    "And were dead." -Kurzgesagt 2017

  • Golden Delirium

    Golden Delirium

    18 dögum síðan

    How to get anxiety but you learn things



    18 dögum síðan

    I think if gamma ray shot to human then the human will become hulk

  • Graeme Dochylo

    Graeme Dochylo

    19 dögum síðan

    So there's no real chance of people deliberately preparing to ensure the species survives a GRB, but there is a pretty decent chance of people colonizing the bottom of the ocean, simply because there's ore and potential food-growing space down there(also because the idea of subaquatic cities tickles the imagination).
    Would a self-sufficient set of aquatic habitats survive a GRB event? how deep would they have to be?

  • 임마누엘잽스


    20 dögum síðan

    What if a GammaRay burst takes shot at a black hole

  • Dumb dumb

    Dumb dumb

    20 dögum síðan

    Bursts 😫💦

  • Henry Pianist

    Henry Pianist

    20 dögum síðan

    1:27 : this makes them dangerous to you and me
    I know you want to say this makes them dangerous to Togepi

  • Blood Red

    Blood Red

    21 degi síðan síðan

    There could be grbs on there say to kill us and we wouldn’t even know
    ThIs ViDeO Is sPoNsErD By sQuArSpACe

  • UnaiLaHez


    21 degi síðan síðan

    Love the pokemon part

  • Nico Niemeyer

    Nico Niemeyer

    21 degi síðan síðan

    Cant see it coming cant say goodbye to loved ones just hot sudden death within on second

  • Nathan Adler

    Nathan Adler

    22 dögum síðan

    5:15 the Pokemon reference :D

  • PerpendicularFlight5


    23 dögum síðan

    Funniest in this video: 6:49
    1. Destroy the Earth
    2. Destroy the Sun
    3. Destroy the Universe
    4. Destroy this List

  • Science lover Alson

    Science lover Alson

    23 dögum síðan

    So are thy going to kill us?
    Probably no-
    *ONE HITS*

  • Maximillian Suri-Cernacek

    Maximillian Suri-Cernacek

    23 dögum síðan

    Haha they predicted the galarian corsola

  • Passive Pleb

    Passive Pleb

    24 dögum síðan


  • Prasanthi Natesan

    Prasanthi Natesan

    25 dögum síðan

    hi what a science i like it

  • Keledran Von Sebottendorff

    Keledran Von Sebottendorff

    25 dögum síðan

    sleep well tonight

  • RaylanLevin Lumibao

    RaylanLevin Lumibao

    25 dögum síðan

    Anyway how scientist know that if two neutron stars collide they'll turn into black hole? Did they observed it or just a hypothesis?

  • Celestia


    25 dögum síðan

    i have a feeling that the Kurzgesagt animator(s) are gamers

  • Yasan Music

    Yasan Music

    26 dögum síðan

    Make a riddle video about different thing you've made

  • Daniel Stittums

    Daniel Stittums

    27 dögum síðan

    Yo, that ending fucking made me have an existential crisis.

  • B I S O N

    B I S O N

    27 dögum síðan

    5:10 So this ia what lead to the extinction of pokemon's life on earth.

  • Darth Millie

    Darth Millie

    27 dögum síðan

    "Death from the sky could come around any second, maybe even now"
    Me: *gets hit by grb*
    Me: "Wow, impressive, Kuzgesagt!"

  • Azure Skys

    Azure Skys

    28 dögum síðan

    Imagine absorbing all of the energy in a 20 qintrilion light years and ripping a hole through the fabric of reality and space

  • Standby


    28 dögum síðan

    우주는 좆같은 것으로 가득차 있네요.

  • Brenda Favorite-Spanjer

    Brenda Favorite-Spanjer

    28 dögum síðan

    0 -:- 0=?



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    earth was cute when it hold umbrella