End of Space - Creating a Prison for Humanity

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Space travel is the most exciting adventure for humanity, but in an irony of history we may stop ourselves from going into space the more we do it. With every rocket launched we are creating a deadly trap for mankind.
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    • Mr. Poopy

      Mr. Poopy

      2 dögum síðan

      What an amazing channel keep up th good work!

    • Rohit V

      Rohit V

      14 dögum síðan

      This reminds me of nuclear fusion, where splitting one atom leads to more and more being split in a chain reaction.

    • Hank Sauri

      Hank Sauri

      Mánuði síðan

      @DKM No, they made a video on how to make a Kurzgesagt video in 1200 hours or more

    • DKM


      Mánuði síðan

      Does he use blender for his animations?

    • Hank Sauri

      Hank Sauri

      2 mánuðum síðan

      Wow, only 70 replies, that's a first

  • scing


    18 klukkustundum síðan

    wait will we lose the internet oh no

  • Commando02 LT32

    Commando02 LT32

    21 klukkustund síðan

    random mom: clean the junk!
    boy: are we gonna die if we don't?
    ISS astronauts: YES

  • Dazboy III

    Dazboy III

    23 klukkustundum síðan

    Minecraft players making inescapale prisons rn: *write that down WRITE THAT DOWN*

  • Shabiduble


    Degi Síðan síðan

    honestly, humanity is gonna find a way out. put a few teslas worth of negative magnetic fields in front of spacecraft and you’d probably be fine

  • Natasha Ip

    Natasha Ip

    Degi Síðan síðan

    Boi I cant wait to see the sort by new comments

  • UberPrinny1978


    Degi Síðan síðan


  • Andy Roid

    Andy Roid

    Degi Síðan síðan

    Where is atmosphere when we need it.

  • Andy Roid

    Andy Roid

    Degi Síðan síðan

    Freeemaaaan, there is a resonance cascade!!
    What do you mean it wasn't you??

  • Andy Roid

    Andy Roid

    Degi Síðan síðan

    Hard to realize that Elon knows this and that he is still launching hundreds of new satellites regularly.

  • Br ook

    Br ook

    Degi Síðan síðan

    Space x, fix the problem

  • Youssef Tamer

    Youssef Tamer

    2 dögum síðan

    Oh, well, at least there’s a solution, let’s hope it just works well

  • A S

    A S

    2 dögum síðan

    A kodumun elon musk pijine bi dur demeli.

  • Mr. Poopy

    Mr. Poopy

    2 dögum síðan

    This guy should have a show on Netflix.

  • Fire_Aspect_5


    2 dögum síðan

    So we’ve already f*cked up space

  • Attie Ndzombane

    Attie Ndzombane

    2 dögum síðan

    *12 storey rocket about to crash into earth*
    YouTube recommended: Hey watch this video about how it could kill you and end humanity as we know it

  • Just Another Cancerous Person

    Just Another Cancerous Person

    3 dögum síðan

    This video reminds me of Wall-E

  • Just Another Cancerous Person

    Just Another Cancerous Person

    3 dögum síðan

    Okay so 8 years more

  • Jay


    3 dögum síðan


  • Michistoa


    3 dögum síðan

    Maybe we could launch pyramid-shaped satilites with the tip pointing down into orbit so that small pieces of junk ricochet towards earth.

  • Layla Alansari

    Layla Alansari

    3 dögum síðan

    Don’t worry Elon musk will save us

  • ChixDogs


    3 dögum síðan

    Laser is the key

  • Pranav Paramanandhan

    Pranav Paramanandhan

    4 dögum síðan

    well elon musk solved this problem

  • imed


    4 dögum síðan

    holy shit ?@?? now this is one more problem to think about 😭 okay but this is so interesting ive never even thought about this before

  • Paudrisima


    4 dögum síðan


  • adsfornothing


    5 dögum síðan

    But...but I wanted a dyson sphere....

  • Learn ScienceZ Today

    Learn ScienceZ Today

    5 dögum síðan

    What about SpaceX and the self landing rockets? It looks like this is our new upcoming space travel method and if used continuously, there would be no junk yard in space and would save lots of money.

  • FliBri


    5 dögum síðan

    Stop killing the adorable birds soo much!

  • liv i.

    liv i.

    5 dögum síðan

    Is it just me or is “kurzgesagt” from another language?

  • James Roman

    James Roman

    5 dögum síðan

    Too bad during the decades long shuttle program we didn't bring back debris with each mission.

  • Yitian Zhang

    Yitian Zhang

    6 dögum síðan

    I guess we found the great filter...

  • 63


    6 dögum síðan

    This video is outdated

  • Mokongthe3


    6 dögum síðan

    "Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell"?More like

  • jibril ramos

    jibril ramos

    6 dögum síðan

    Earth might as well be a planet that has hundreds of millions of metal rings and basically making it impossible for possible life outside earth that's hostile to invade us

  • Judebricks


    6 dögum síðan

    I love the way they say Debris

  • Lost TMNT

    Lost TMNT

    6 dögum síðan

    I used to be very concerned about this. This video is wrong. Watched something by actual scientist and they said this really isn't as big as a problem as people make it out to be.

  • Mina Hany

    Mina Hany

    6 dögum síðan

    Elon musk: hold my rocket

  • Eric Deyarmin

    Eric Deyarmin

    7 dögum síðan

    Big magnet. Get a big magnet and pull it all at high speeds and throw it waaay out of the way

  • Gaming with Ali

    Gaming with Ali

    7 dögum síðan


  • thatmaninblack


    7 dögum síðan

    The military industry needs space, so they have to start cleaning up. If they don't, maybe ask Elon, he might come up with a plan...

  • Daily Dose Of Motivation

    Daily Dose Of Motivation

    7 dögum síðan

    Not my timeline. Not my problem.

  • Biggus Dickus

    Biggus Dickus

    7 dögum síðan

    **laughs in Elon Musk**

  • Dragon Stories

    Dragon Stories

    8 dögum síðan

    Did someone count how many ducks lost their lives in this video?

  • m e

    m e

    8 dögum síðan

    We're fucked pog

  • muhammad misri

    muhammad misri

    8 dögum síðan


  • Gavin Grant

    Gavin Grant

    8 dögum síðan

    Planetes was ahead of its time.

  • Alina W.

    Alina W.

    9 dögum síðan

    So it is a shield around the earth. Tony Stark would be so proud.

  • mvaght87


    9 dögum síðan

    We could just nuke it muahaha

  • Syamal Cool

    Syamal Cool

    9 dögum síðan

    Ay yo F for the bird

  • Jonn King Viray

    Jonn King Viray

    9 dögum síðan

    Get that to trash

  • Toshiro Akechi

    Toshiro Akechi

    9 dögum síðan

    alright so we need a REALLY big magnet!

  • Greg Salvato Jr

    Greg Salvato Jr

    9 dögum síðan

    Need to build a space roomba...

  • Ciaran Dallas

    Ciaran Dallas

    9 dögum síðan

    Humans really are just parasites aren’t we

  • Infinnity


    9 dögum síðan

    I like how he pronounces "debris"

  • Poki Girl

    Poki Girl

    10 dögum síðan

    Welp we messed up

  • NITRO 117

    NITRO 117

    10 dögum síðan

    i think wee can collect all that stuff and maybe throw it out of orbit or use it



    10 dögum síðan

    No such thing as space idiots



    10 dögum síðan

    Earth is flat

  • jamie


    10 dögum síðan

    wait will the angels still live and will god also 🤔

  • khristian


    10 dögum síðan

    Getting to the end of the universe is not endless there's an end it will take more than 1,0000,0000,000 years

  • politically inaccurate toaster

    politically inaccurate toaster

    10 dögum síðan

    Satellites with lasers is the most scifi thing ever

  • Rirka Saotome

    Rirka Saotome

    10 dögum síðan

    eh, can we try explode the sun

  • Aurick Suess

    Aurick Suess

    10 dögum síðan

    1:40 why/how is the oxidizer burning before the fuel?

  • illumen8.co.uk


    11 dögum síðan

    Predictive Programming Alert! NASA 2040. Excuse #11 "We can't travel to the moon today because there is too much debris, but we really did go in 1969. Honest.

  • K X

    K X

    11 dögum síðan

    Did anyone notice the duck s head turning to liquid after getting shot with a laser🤯

  • Angel Floress

    Angel Floress

    11 dögum síðan

    Global warming and now this. Too many problems Kurzgesagt!

  • Twisted Code

    Twisted Code

    11 dögum síðan

    Elon Musk believes we have to colonize space, but at this rate, if that's true, I believe this might be our great filter

  • fred jonathin

    fred jonathin

    11 dögum síðan

    Well, if SpaceX sending 30,000 satellites into perfectly aligned orbits doesn't trigger this, I'll be surprised

  • 路遥


    11 dögum síðan

    Orbital Laser Cannon

  • Captain Jack Pugh

    Captain Jack Pugh

    12 dögum síðan

    Maybe there are tons of advanced planetary civilizations out there. Except it is only rare to have a civilization not go through Kessler Syndrome. And so most civilizations are caught by the Kessler Syndrome filter.

  • 13 dögum síðan

    Kurzgesagt stop trying to make me feel bad for these people or birds In ur animation



    13 dögum síðan

    how about a sound machine that makes a black hole that has a perfect angle that will suck up everything and have the size to be that once it consumes everything, it dissipates.

  • Fluofighter


    13 dögum síðan

    Nuke the debris lmao

  • Travel Trousers

    Travel Trousers

    13 dögum síðan

    Stage 0? Plasma Guns? Magnets?
    What a load of nonsense!

  • Sidney Damarrajati

    Sidney Damarrajati

    14 dögum síðan

    But on the bright side, Aliens at our level of technology won’t be invading any time soon since we got our own space barrier for our planet

  • Mr. Dinnington

    Mr. Dinnington

    14 dögum síðan

    I’m just gonna accept that I’m not going to space in my lifetime.

  • Phat Bussy

    Phat Bussy

    14 dögum síðan

    7:34 it’s okay little bird buddy we’ll fix things just for you 🥺

  • Micky Rule

    Micky Rule

    14 dögum síðan

    We're good at leaving waste everywhere

  • Mobile Flo

    Mobile Flo

    15 dögum síðan

    Isn’t it a good defense against Alien Invasions?

  • Killerkitty 100% mobile

    Killerkitty 100% mobile

    15 dögum síðan

    Antimatter the ultimate kamikaze the Ultimate kamikaze bomb

    • Killerkitty 100% mobile

      Killerkitty 100% mobile

      15 dögum síðan

      It might work

  • Alexander Nuorimaa

    Alexander Nuorimaa

    15 dögum síðan

    Maybe this is the true filter for intelligent life in the universe they speak of in the filter video

  • sick1982


    15 dögum síðan

    Angry birds space

  • the menace

    the menace

    15 dögum síðan

    Goddamn , everything is polluted , we are doomed fr

  • Mr Box Box

    Mr Box Box

    16 dögum síðan

    Can’t we make a space net that’s goes around and collect the junk?

  • Csaba György Németh

    Csaba György Németh

    16 dögum síðan

    So we need to recycle space junk.

  • Marcelo Aparecido Vielli

    Marcelo Aparecido Vielli

    16 dögum síðan

    Simple. Detonate Nukes over the debris.

  • Inter Clone

    Inter Clone

    16 dögum síðan


  • Drip have.r

    Drip have.r

    16 dögum síðan

    so basicly we are fucked

  • Marduk401


    16 dögum síðan

    lmao, it will take billions and billions of debris to be in any actual danger.

  • Evelina Kapanidou

    Evelina Kapanidou

    17 dögum síðan

    guys get ready for bombings (no joke)

  • cocolemon


    17 dögum síðan

    We need to deploy the space cleaners!

  • KC - 05CS 810844 Dolson PS

    KC - 05CS 810844 Dolson PS

    17 dögum síðan

    Cant we just make a laser turret my sultions are always nuke

  • McKnight181


    17 dögum síðan


  • Levi Ackerman

    Levi Ackerman

    17 dögum síðan

    Destroy it whatever GPS and commilunicstion system not only dependent to satelite

  • batato simples

    batato simples

    18 dögum síðan

    7:38 AMOGUS

  • Yogi F

    Yogi F

    18 dögum síðan

    Earth has rings only from the debris of the space junk

  • Sully


    18 dögum síðan

    i cant wait for the domino effect to happen irl.

  • YamGamingStudio


    18 dögum síðan

    Wouldn't all of these rockets will go down to nowhere

  • weeb_man


    18 dögum síðan

    One day all the sun light will be block by all debris in sapce

  • Andrew


    18 dögum síðan

    I can imagine builders and nasa watching this and are like we are gonna get killed