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The Largest Star in the Universe - Size Comparison

  • Publicado em 21 Set 2020
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  • Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell
    Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell  2 anos atrás +8678

    We created our first app ‘Universe in a Nutshell’, together with Tim Urban of Wait but Why! You can get it here:
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    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.
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  • Max Box
    Max Box 2 anos atrás +16595

    That final zoom out with the brilliant orchestral swell.. just incredible.

    • JayTheripper05
      JayTheripper05 Mês atrás

      I used to be your biggest fan

    • David Enatoh
      David Enatoh 4 meses atrás +1

      @Peter Pan ????????????????????????/

    • Johann Abejuela
      Johann Abejuela 9 meses atrás

      it could kill us (every people)

    • Firenzar Frenzy
      Firenzar Frenzy 10 meses atrás +1

      I love that term "orchestral swell". Perfectly summarises the moment

    • allen
      allen 10 meses atrás

      @Sumit Jha it isn't

  • Solitary Thing
    Solitary Thing 7 meses atrás +930

    For those who dont understand how insane 2.5 billion years is on this scale, Sirius A is younger than Earth

  • Jace Love
    Jace Love 6 meses atrás +91

    Woah... I always knew stars were big, but this kind of put a terrifying spin on how massive they truly are. Even our small sun is nearly a million miles in diameter

    • Hugo Leonardo O. S. Filho
      Hugo Leonardo O. S. Filho 2 meses atrás

      @AGiLE-EaGLE1994 the sun is not a medium sized star, a medium sized star has 1/3 of the size, 1/4 of mass of the sun and 1/1000 of its luminosity

    • AGiLE-EaGLE1994
      AGiLE-EaGLE1994 2 meses atrás

      @Hugo Leonardo O. S. Filho Correct. The Sun is medium sized.

    • Hugo Leonardo O. S. Filho
      Hugo Leonardo O. S. Filho 2 meses atrás +4

      For star standarts the sun is quite big. Its larger than 95% of other stars and out of the 75 closest stars to earth its the 4th largest
      A average star is 2x larger than barnard star

  • Equidistant Honeyjoy
    Equidistant Honeyjoy 4 meses atrás +146

    Fun fact about Red Dwarves: they aren't actually red. In science, particularly in astronomy, 'red' is often a relative term. Light that is redder is lower on the electromagnetic spectrum, and light that is bluer is higher. This means that blue light is redder than x-rays, and red light is bluer than radio.
    Red Dwarves are redder than your typical star, but like all stars they're still blue enough to give off gamma. If you saw one with your own eyes, it would likely look no different to any other star as far as colour goes. There are even actual pictures of Red Dwarves, and sure enough they're white.

    • The_Bloodraptors
      The_Bloodraptors Mês atrás

      alr forget science and chemistry. Teh red dwarfs r red. thats why they are called
      red dearfs

    • Blayn
      Blayn Mês atrás

      It is red

    • The_Bloodraptors
      The_Bloodraptors Mês atrás

      @UltraNovva i just watch these videos cuz they are interesting

    • The_Bloodraptors
      The_Bloodraptors Mês atrás

      @UltraNovva lol

    • UltraNovva
      UltraNovva Mês atrás

      @The_Bloodraptors Welcome to a place where even you can understand the great might of science

  • staarfall
    staarfall 7 meses atrás +12

    can we appreciate the awesome animation in this? The stars look so majestic and cool, this is great work.

  • Strike 098
    Strike 098 2 anos atrás +1831

    Kurzgesagt is like that one teacher that manages to get everyone to be interested in a subject

    • Matthew Price
      Matthew Price 2 meses atrás


    • X P
      X P 4 meses atrás

      Infographics too

    • aero
      aero 4 meses atrás +2

      @the madcow yeah... Seems to me like an odd comment for a fan to make though... It may be an unfamiliar idiom but to put something "in a nutshell" means something along the lines of expressing information in the simplest way possible. It's kind of in the name. They also repeatedly and explicitly state that what they're presenting is a simplified form when it comes to complex concepts and even suggest sources where an interested viewer can delve deeper. I don't know for certain but I suspect the whole point is to make big ideas accessible and entertaining to anyone who is interested.

    • aero
      aero 4 meses atrás +2

      With 27 million students. Seems pretty valuable to me.

  • Snooblfloob
    Snooblfloob 4 meses atrás +36

    “Brown dwarfs. Failed stars, huge disappointments to their mum.”
    Im not alone in the universe!

  • Sallai Mihály
    Sallai Mihály 7 meses atrás +11

    Interesting and useful video. The most extreme star types are my favorites.

  • Fissile Missile
    Fissile Missile 6 meses atrás +6

    There's always at least one moment in Kurzgesagt videos that makes me laugh.
    "The universe is large. There are many big things in it."

  • Thiago Dias
    Thiago Dias 6 meses atrás +1

    I remember a site where you could travel from the smallest to the biggest possible scales of the Universe. It was pretty cool.

  • Andrés Salas
    Andrés Salas 2 anos atrás +7401

    Whenever you’re stressed, just remember the biggest star in the universe so far is named Stephenson and even he has trouble keeping himself together.

    • Giline Md
      Giline Md 8 dias atrás


    • SkeletonInATuxedo
      SkeletonInATuxedo 10 dias atrás

      atleast he's actually loosing mass...

    • Thegreatkevin
      Thegreatkevin 17 dias atrás

      Bruh why can’t it be called Steve so we can make memes about it

    • StainderFin
      StainderFin 19 dias atrás

      Is it bigger then elon Husk ego?

    • garbage
      garbage 21 dia atrás

      new largest star name

  • The_Blazer
    The_Blazer 7 meses atrás +1

    Would be interesting to have an episode on Wolf-Rayet stars, which as far as I understand are main sequence star that are so hot that they shed large chunks of their mass as stellar wind, continuously.

  • Jason Hergert
    Jason Hergert 4 meses atrás +1

    Wow, a great presentation and some fascinating info on the stars we know about. Thanks so much :).

  • Joey Chavez
    Joey Chavez 5 meses atrás

    I'm just so fascinated with how large stars are. 🔭

  • SpaceGaming
    SpaceGaming 2 meses atrás

    After watching this video, now I’m just fascinated, so much to discover in outer space, if there are stars that could be larger than Stephenson 2-18, I would just be amazed

  • Tearcane
    Tearcane 2 anos atrás +6848

    There's something about this art-style that makes it so satisfying.

    • Cedie Depra
      Cedie Depra 3 meses atrás

      yea like the stickman at the 10:47
      LOL ''wait but why stick figure''

    • Robin
      Robin Anos atrás

      Its amazing


      @Tearcane How is pointing out that Space is a FRAUDULENT HOAX, pretending to be dumb for attention?


      Gullible, none of this is real.
      This video of fake space is a FRAUD

  • Varshini Lolla
    Varshini Lolla 7 meses atrás +2

    Time stamps for the video=>
    0:17- gas giants
    0:37-brown dwarfs
    1:24-main sequence stars
    5:52-red giants
    6:41- hypergiants
    :- 7:06- blue hypergiants
    :- 7:23- yellow hypergiants
    :- 8:06- red hypergiants

  • Noreen Cadavedo
    Noreen Cadavedo 2 meses atrás

    man i love size scale vids like this haha, esp. the black hole one, they always give me goosebumps and explode my tiny human brain

  • Thiago Zwetsch
    Thiago Zwetsch 4 meses atrás +1

    Every now and then I watch this video. I love this one. Universe is by far the most lovely and terrifying thing we'll ever know of!


    Imagine how much power we could get if this gets converted to a dyson sphere

  • Justin Y.
    Justin Y. 2 anos atrás +35826

    I have a small feeling Kurzgesgat had some childhood grudges against brown dwarfs.

  • Chris Andrews
    Chris Andrews 5 meses atrás

    Fantastic, Difficult to absorb the sheer scale of these stars!!!!

  • Infinity Plus 1
    Infinity Plus 1 Mês atrás +1

    “The universe is big. There are many large things in it.”

  • Sing Along with Dan
    Sing Along with Dan 7 meses atrás

    Was the animation all done in AfterEffects? Using a plug in? By hand? Its amazing.

  • Jozef Behran
    Jozef Behran 7 meses atrás +2

    3:20 You forgot to mention that the star lifetime reduction is not just due to the temperature at which it burns (that would fail to explain how 100 trillion gets reduced to less than 10 billion). The red dwarfs are "fully convective" meaning their cores (where the fusion happens) exchange the hydrogen with the outer layers, allowing them to burn all of (or most of) their hydrogen. At a certain mass however the gravity force separates the core from the outer layer, preventing the star from burning all of its hydrogen. The proportion between the size of the core and the size of the star goes down as the mass goes up.

    • Le_Nub
      Le_Nub Mês atrás

      is mentioned in the red dwarf video

    • DreamyPupper
      DreamyPupper 6 meses atrás +1

      They didn’t forget, these videos are simplified so a good chunk of details don’t make it in. People are encouraged to go the source document in the description and look for these details on their own.

  • DrunkenKas
    DrunkenKas 2 anos atrás +818

    I still can't believe this level of quality content is available for free on the internet. This channel is truly amazing

    • WindowsOS-exe stopped working
      WindowsOS-exe stopped working Anos atrás +1

      The only reason I'm not liking this comment is that it's currently on 669 likes

    • rat
      rat 2 anos atrás +2

      ngc7331 ever heard of hundreds of hours spent animating and designing?

    • Chunty
      Chunty 2 anos atrás +3

      @random I donate to them every year, too. I recommend everyone who can spare it donate to the creators of otherwise "free" content so that it can remain so to those who can't.

    • mk
      mk 2 anos atrás +1

      Paid by German radio licence fee payers

    • Engel
      Engel 2 anos atrás +1

      @random naa Wikipedia has so much adds on it

  • Solar
    Solar 5 meses atrás +19

    Just take a second to really think about how absolutely humongous these stars are.

    • Cheese pop
      Cheese pop 18 dias atrás

      looking at it on the screen is probably like looking at quantum foam but at the size you can see a tennis ball

  • J B
    J B 8 meses atrás +1

    This is my favorite Kurzgesagt video. I sometimes play it to fall asleep. I think as I close my eyes the lulling voice makes me calm and the description makes me imagine these stars Edit: aren't we all failed, wanna be stars? Idk why, but thats calming

  • Zeni Thunder
    Zeni Thunder 3 meses atrás

    The coolest thing in the Universe is the Universe itself . Amazing :D

  • john tracy
    john tracy 3 meses atrás

    R-136a1 is definitely a hypergiant in terms of mass and luminosity. It will explode as an extreme hypernova.

  • Nishanth
    Nishanth 2 anos atrás +3105

    Kurzgesagt's animation is out of this world. Just had to say.


      Space is FAKE
      NASA666 & DISNEY666
      We live on a STATIONARY PLANE
      NOT on a spinning ball hurtling through "Infinite Space", "chasing" the Sun, which is supposedly travelling 381,400 mph FASTER than your FICTITIOUS globe

    • McFlurry
      McFlurry Anos atrás

      See that door? Start walking

    • Maks Animates
      Maks Animates Anos atrás

      @DenzelSmashSymptom that was a pun.

    • Maks Animates
      Maks Animates Anos atrás

      @Oxygen_is_my_drug like you

  • Elliephants
    Elliephants 7 meses atrás

    Ohhh, an updated version of that old hubble deep field collection that always makes me feel existentially teary-eyed, glorious! And understanding it better now makes it even more cool, tbh. Our sun just hasn't hit its midlife crisis stage yet, it'll get big some day...

  • J Oh
    J Oh 5 meses atrás

    I just saw your video for the first time, i end up purchasing the app. This is amazing! Keep it up!

  • hea4nothin
    hea4nothin 3 meses atrás

    I can wrap my mind around the sizes BUT what I cannot imagine is the temperature and luminosity. If we can’t even look at the sun directly and endure flames here the I don’t know how anything can withstand 500,000 brighter/hotter, except itself and black holes. So temperatures and luminosities are what blows my mind in the Astronomy even though it’s my favorite subject.

  • Albert Einstein
    Albert Einstein 8 meses atrás

    The biggest question is:How do they know the size of every stars?

  • XtremeN00b
    XtremeN00b 2 anos atrás +1687

    "Brown Dwarfs are failed stars that are a huge disappointment to their moms."
    You know, I'm something of a Brown Dwarf myself

    • 김선희
      김선희 Mês atrás


    • RichdB
      RichdB 2 anos atrás

      @XtremeN00b oh.. I didn't see that.

    • Atharva Wasade
      Atharva Wasade 2 anos atrás

      You are a magnetar! just be it!

    • Orange
      Orange 2 anos atrás

      no ur not lol. at least you have a mom

    • JohnT
      JohnT 2 anos atrás

      Justin Bieber is a good example

  • wangson
    wangson 6 meses atrás

    Fascinating as usual! Brilliant! Thank you!

  • Evan5935
    Evan5935 Mês atrás

    So a brown dwarf could theoretically become a fully fledged star if it happens to move through a dense cloud of gas for extended periods of time, or collided with a large gas giant or another brown dwarf

  • ranjeev2
    ranjeev2 3 meses atrás

    Hi. These are amazing videos. Good job. what program(s) did you use to create these videos? thank you

  • Some sexy guy
    Some sexy guy 8 meses atrás

    I think the ominous music makes the experience of how tiny and insignificant we are all the more awesome

  • Ponanoix
    Ponanoix 2 anos atrás +407

    Can we just appreciate how WELL it is done?! They have even distinguished a star's atmosphere from it's surface, like in 4:00 for example

    • IroAppe
      IroAppe 2 anos atrás

      And the soundtrack! Customly composed and tuned to the fine details of every video! I don't know any amateur content that has that. Other informative channels a) do less research b) take stock images as background c) play generic background music in the background (not that b and c are bad, not everyone has the fundings and creative power of those guys). But how much work is in each and every video they make! And an epic marvelous soundtrack that follows the pace of the picture. The end reminded me of Planet Earth II with the music by Hans Zimmer. Amazing!

    • apenas mais um Diogo.
      apenas mais um Diogo. 2 anos atrás

      the soundtrack was beautiful too

    • Mo' Ami'
      Mo' Ami' 2 anos atrás

      Yep, it's *well done.*

    • Shuma Atiqunnassa
      Shuma Atiqunnassa 2 anos atrás +2

      Karol Waszkiewicz kudos to the animators

  • Hugo Leonardo O. S. Filho
    Hugo Leonardo O. S. Filho 2 meses atrás

    Fun fact: the sun is larger than about 95% of the stars in our galaxy

  • Grace Chow
    Grace Chow 7 meses atrás

    Been following this topics for awhile and I’m so drawn to it. What branch of science is this?

  • Vitrarati
    Vitrarati 4 meses atrás

    Kurzgesagt might be the answer to the question “why in the bloody hell did my soul think this particular time and place was a good idea for incarnation?”

  • Kinza z g
    Kinza z g 7 meses atrás

    I really get excited everytime he posts a new video! These facts realy fill my brain! :D

  • The Groovy Guitar Dude
    The Groovy Guitar Dude 2 anos atrás +1829

    0:40 Ouch, sorry brown dwarfs, that’s gotta hurt 😬

    • abell1835
      abell1835 Anos atrás

      I did not know you watched Kuzgesaqt, Groovy Guitar Dude!

    • ζ
      ζ 2 anos atrás

      @Mr Sheldon Actually white dwarfs have a far greater lifespan.

    • Vigilant Cosmic Penguin
      Vigilant Cosmic Penguin 2 anos atrás +1

      I think one of the writers of this video is a main sequence star.

  • Jonathan Ainsworth
    Jonathan Ainsworth 3 meses atrás

    Imagine how far away the Oort Cloud would be for that thing.

  • Zuckies
    Zuckies 4 meses atrás +4

    This makes me realise how tiny we all are!

  • Elias Gray
    Elias Gray 7 meses atrás

    Can you imagine humans living on Mars. That would be awsome

  • ton-618
    ton-618 2 meses atrás +1

    There is something poetic about the stars. Doesn't matter how much mass they accumulate in themselves, at the end, they are always going to give it back to the universe. They will never be able to keep everything by themselves.

  • Rafipuff
    Rafipuff 2 anos atrás +18094

    *When Kurzgesagt videos are getting more and more visually pleasing with every upload.*

    • M Kirk
      M Kirk 6 meses atrás


    • Bilal Sayed
      Bilal Sayed 6 meses atrás

      5 Stars🤩🤩🤩🤩🤩

    • Gamer Penang
      Gamer Penang 7 meses atrás

      100th reply!

    • Raflamar
      Raflamar 7 meses atrás

      Their latest video about the moon… my eyes have been blessed.

    • blueraven
      blueraven 7 meses atrás

      new here

  • ArdyKyronGaming
    ArdyKyronGaming 5 meses atrás +1

    Those Stars are really Massive and we are still discovering more massive and we will still continue and the Animations and Explanations are also really Cool 🛰️☄️

  • PrEdIcZtIoN?
    PrEdIcZtIoN? 5 meses atrás

    Love your content! keep it up

  • kyle f
    kyle f 3 meses atrás

    It would take the worlds fastest plane 500 years to fly around it. I can’t even imagine that

  • Jen V
    Jen V 4 meses atrás

    I've said it in comments for videos such as this - they always make me cry. So crying once again at the sheer marvel and glory of our amazing cosmos.

  • Omnywrench
    Omnywrench 2 anos atrás +567

    Can I just say I really love how stars are rendered in this art style? They're so beautifully animated, using a combination of different shades of color and lots of bubbling, amorphous shapes on their surfaces that give them the feel of molten metal, or a more liquid form of fire. It's not "realistic" but it really drives home the idea of these stars being massive spheres of super-hot plasma powered by ongoing fusion reactions.

    • Bruh iimbored
      Bruh iimbored 10 meses atrás

      @Rajiv Basnet?

    • VbgVbg 113
      VbgVbg 113 2 anos atrás +2

      Giant balls of nuclear fusion

    • perro pequeño
      perro pequeño 2 anos atrás +2

      I’m no where near an artist and can still appreciate this.

    • Messier83
      Messier83 2 anos atrás +4

      its like i can compare them to Plasma form of Life...
      Saint Elmo of Fire?
      however we have also some Animals can generate light a Jellyfish,..Stars was like a Gigantic Slime Of Hot gas that lived for Billion years..
      imagine having a Lifespan like that

    • Rajiv Basnet
      Rajiv Basnet 2 anos atrás


  • Luke Mimnagh
    Luke Mimnagh Mês atrás

    Pretty sure Stephenson’s star breaches the bounds of supernova and is more accurate to be called hypernova.

  • ItsHollowBoy15
    ItsHollowBoy15 6 meses atrás

    Them stars look so cool and great animation man!

  • Bru Skidlz
    Bru Skidlz 4 meses atrás

    Could a brown dwarf be used for a Dyson sphere or something like that?🤔

  • hannah hurteau
    hannah hurteau 6 meses atrás

    I literally cant comprehend this, i can even wrap my mind around how big jupiter is compared to the earth

  • Hyperz
    Hyperz Anos atrás +3285

    I love how these are gigantic but after watching the black hole size comparison this seems way smaller than the black holes in the mentioned video.

    • Marispider
      Marispider 3 dias atrás

      @T Mst They can be, but the biggest ones can also expand to be able to swallow our solar system whole. It's crazy how much they vary in size

    • Giline Md
      Giline Md 8 dias atrás


    • Gandalf the Grey
      Gandalf the Grey 25 dias atrás

      @L M 63 I mean, even when we approach the topic without specific knowledge about the universe and black holes in particular...
      It's most likely because you just die in an instand, like immediately, immediately.
      There is just stuff that happenes faster (in a shorter period of time) than the time information needs to reach your brain.
      For example, in the middle ages there were torture racks that pulls you from both sides and people died often "just" by stretching.
      Now imagine that entire ordeal but way, way, way, way faster.

    • Yumyum Donuts
      Yumyum Donuts 2 meses atrás

      Most of those black holes are smaller than earth 🌎

    • David Enatoh
      David Enatoh 4 meses atrás +1

      @Kimberly Hyndman ?????????????????????????

  • Olga Kuznetsova
    Olga Kuznetsova 6 meses atrás

    hey dude! I love your videos! I now there are pebble blueberries and salt that make oceans in the future, also, its easier to find intelligent life because they leave things that can`t be found in nature, not just their body or DNA

  • Okami Jubei
    Okami Jubei 3 meses atrás

    Make me wonder those hypergiants have it's own superstar system. Like instead of planets, it have stars orbit around it.

  • brandon2076
    brandon2076 7 meses atrás

    My brain broke more than once in this video, only to be absolutely shattered by that last continuous size comparison zooming out from earth. "If you dropped Stephenson on the sun, it would fill Saturn's orbit" probably does more for one's sense of scale than any other sentence uttered by a man

  • King Floppa
    King Floppa 2 meses atrás

    I love these size comparisons

  • Everybody Wants to be a Cat
    Everybody Wants to be a Cat 2 anos atrás +561

    Can we take a moment to appreciate the team that animated this and the evolution of their style

    • Game Tests
      Game Tests 2 anos atrás

      @Louis Black yes bro u see me again nice to meet you

    • Louis Black
      Louis Black 2 anos atrás +1

      @Game Tests just came from the recent video to prove my point.

    • Tad Baterbomb
      Tad Baterbomb 2 anos atrás +3

      @Game Tests What?

    • Game Tests
      Game Tests 2 anos atrás +1

      Even "Obama says go to children hospital and pay the bills." Check it on ma channel before it's recommended after 10 years! :)

    • Aidan Huisman
      Aidan Huisman 2 anos atrás +8

      This is the best visually appealing video on this channel. The graphics are unreal

  • Toyutah1 Lifein2097
    Toyutah1 Lifein2097 7 meses atrás

    Whatever was explained as being 10 trillion years old (dwarfs?) seemed to be reason to believe in more verses. I have thought there are multi-verses for a long time, so, if ours was created by others, maybe parts of them slid into ours in the making. I've always looked at that like human cells creating each other. Nova-nova

  • oakwood
    oakwood 6 meses atrás

    Great video, can you do one about the Yellow star?

  • Ninja Warrior1k
    Ninja Warrior1k 2 meses atrás

    And the largest stars that ever theoretically existed(are now extinct; luckily) are Quasi-Stars. these are about 10 times larger then Stephenson-218

  • KylieDaddy
    KylieDaddy Mês atrás

    Watched this video more than once. It's so amazing

  • Emanuel Leitch
    Emanuel Leitch 2 anos atrás +1356

    Animation: 10 out of 10
    Narration: 10 out of 10
    Music: 10 out of 10
    This entire video: PERFECTION.

    • Cody Eble
      Cody Eble 10 meses atrás

      I was waiting for brown dwarf stars 1/10 wouldn't recommend lol

    • deMartin
      deMartin Anos atrás +1

      @Chrono-Glitch WaterLily This video scares them.

    • Mentocthemindtaker
      Mentocthemindtaker Anos atrás

      5000 people disagree.

    • Chrono-Glitch WaterLily
      Chrono-Glitch WaterLily 2 anos atrás +1

      @faith in his blood I'm an aethist sorry

  • Pebble
    Pebble 19 dias atrás

    You literally obliterated the feelings of every brown dwarf in existance 😭

  • Alien Brownies
    Alien Brownies 7 meses atrás

    To think our sun doesn’t have a lot of time in the grand scale of the universe

  • Kenji1801
    Kenji1801 2 meses atrás

    My parents said I could become a star one day, and they're right. I'm a lot like a brown dwarf!

  • Quang Leo
    Quang Leo 5 meses atrás

    The music in these videos is not getting enough credit for its superb awesomeness.

  • Max Dukhovskoy
    Max Dukhovskoy Anos atrás +1720

    "a failed star that is a disappointment to their mum"
    *I felt that*

    • adv sukanya
      adv sukanya 11 meses atrás

      @Speen n

    • RFS
      RFS Anos atrás +1


    • Master K
      Master K Anos atrás +2

      Saying stars have "mums" is just an extremely strange comparison.

    • 이름
      이름 Anos atrás +2

      @M P Big Oof

  • C. E. S.
    C. E. S. 3 meses atrás

    I never thought I could feel bad for a failed star lol

  • octave boloko
    octave boloko 7 meses atrás

    The universe is biggest, greatest! In that, we have billions and billions of stars or suns. So several people are astonished in front of stars. But unfortunately ignore the fact that there is most powerful and wise somebody who created all these! Yes somebody who is able to count all the stars and even give a name to each of them.

  • Jontrex 13
    Jontrex 13 2 meses atrás

    4:36 "The more massive, the larger the star"
    *Ah, yes. The floor is made out of floor.*

  • Benji Contreras
    Benji Contreras 6 meses atrás +1

    Kurzgesagt, i feel bad for the brown dwarf when you said “disappointment to their moms”😂😂😂

  • Noah Camacho
    Noah Camacho 2 anos atrás +1493

    Imagine being a brown dwarf star just chilling then Kurzgesagt roasts you with no mercy

    • Urinalcheezit
      Urinalcheezit Anos atrás +4

      Yeah he’ll do it, he’s crazy, have you seen the way he kills the birds in his videos

    • Rosethz
      Rosethz Anos atrás +1

      @Sweetfly Rachel :/ you have a point-

    • lesbianz4sket
      lesbianz4sket Anos atrás +2

      @Leo Murphy no shit u have 373 subs

    • P1nstark
      P1nstark 2 anos atrás

      @Sweetfly Rachel bruh

    • Leo Murphy
      Leo Murphy 2 anos atrás

      I am really close to 1 million subscribers

  • Axolotl_fan904
    Axolotl_fan904 2 meses atrás

    I've be wondering, what if we made a cotton ball the size of a massive star, and for fun a star the size of a cotton ball.

  • Bloxed_NoobYT
    Bloxed_NoobYT 7 meses atrás

    Props to the camera man for exploring the entire universe to show us this!

  • Aaron Cush
    Aaron Cush 6 meses atrás

    Its not a failed star, it’s just a very successful planet. :)

  • Michi [GD]
    Michi [GD] 4 meses atrás

    Wow Kurzgesagt really got inspired by the "Huang Brothers" (aka the people who made bfdi) and created his own Scale of the Universe

  • Maitirk p
    Maitirk p Anos atrás +1953

    This got me an A+ in science just from writing about these facts.

    • Jordan
      Jordan Anos atrás

      @Supermix are you sure? I'm a kid

    • Cynacule U
      Cynacule U Anos atrás

      @HuTao Ok fine I'm 12

    • Queen Elizabeth ll
      Queen Elizabeth ll Anos atrás


    • HuTao
      HuTao Anos atrás

      @Cynacule U perhaps you should prove to them your actual age, it's better for the comments section, they keep talking cuss words, I know it's really hard to feel that but just prove you not 5 or 1 like, just prove yourself what age

    • HuTao
      HuTao Anos atrás

      @Cynacule U Calm down man, everyone calm down. There's no need to fight you know?

  • Jack Hazardous
    Jack Hazardous 4 meses atrás +1

    "To make the biggest stars, we have to kill them" this is too relatable as someone living in California

  • Peter the Panda
    Peter the Panda 6 meses atrás +1

    If Stephenson 2-18 is that big, imagine how big Stephendad 2-18 would be. 😆

  • Sadhaka Brother
    Sadhaka Brother 8 meses atrás +1

    How start are measured? What type of devices are used to know the distances and length?

  • Patsy Cole
    Patsy Cole 4 meses atrás

    "brown dwarfs are like stars, but they're disappointments to mum"
    "We wanna talk about *stars,* not failed wannabe stars"
    Bro, what brown dwarf hurt you? 😂 Even though it's only a gaseous celestial entity, that was flat out disrespectful and uncalled for 🤣

  • MrDudeThe42th
    MrDudeThe42th 7 meses atrás

    Hey, shouldn't Neutron Stars be added too? As far as I know, they released a video saying that a Neutron Star the mass of our sun would only be the size of manhattan, so I think it would be fair to add them. It's stars too, after all.

    • Zeen Daniels
      Zeen Daniels 7 meses atrás

      Nope. Neutron stars are not stars... Those are "stellar remnants".

  • Rusty Shackleford
    Rusty Shackleford Mês atrás

    These videos are truly fantastic at reminding me just how utterly tiny, minuscule, and meaningless our lives truly are. And I don’t mean that in the “nothing matters” depressive type shit… but in the “holy fuck it doesn’t matter what I do… so I can do literally anything!” type way

  • kvd1
    kvd1 5 meses atrás

    And R136a1 is a example of a new type of star called a mass straggler star,
    And they can be created through collisions or even by becoming a vampire,
    And this star is probably shoving(or rather consuming) any star that wonders to close to this record breaker.

  • retluoc
    retluoc 7 meses atrás

    Whoever did this is correct, there aren't just that many stars, but the number of galaxies are almost innumerable. But it's correct, the biggest stars are red giants, and for all we know, they supernovaed years ago and we'll never know 😄

  • r1bit
    r1bit Anos atrás +2877

    “We want to talk about stars. Not failed wannabe stars.”
    *apply cold water to burned area*

  • Pexoz
    Pexoz 7 meses atrás

    Him: so these are the largest stars, they are really huge and stuff
    Also him: Anyways, lets move on to the largest stars.
    Then it repeats.

  • Linda Tan Tular
    Linda Tan Tular 5 meses atrás +2

    "Failed star that are huge disappoinment" WOW

  • lord lem
    lord lem 8 meses atrás +1

    "We want to talk about stars, Not failed wannabe stars"
    Me: Taking notes

  • Sam kara
    Sam kara 5 meses atrás +1

    Man comparing star sizes are cool.⭐🌟🌠