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The Most Dangerous Stuff in the Universe - Strange Stars Explained

  • Publicado em 13 Abr 2019
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    • Eli Shh
      Eli Shh 4 meses atrás

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  • Jose Manuel
    Jose Manuel Anos atrás +6176

    Kurzgesagt is the only channel that I´ve seen that says "and this is where things get weird", and things get actually weird.

    • Photons
      Photons 28 dias atrás

      Not por-

    • Pedram Kian
      Pedram Kian Mês atrás

      So true

    • virat vemula
      virat vemula 2 meses atrás

      @Jazzling doesn’t matter

    • Eciła_ÿt
      Eciła_ÿt 5 meses atrás

      @Arthur Vermillion Dr Strange ;)

    • Ben
      Ben 6 meses atrás

      @Arthur Vermillion i get it

  • Searlyt
    Searlyt Anos atrás +2234

    i love how causually you just told us about the absolute anihilation of our world, thanks mate, i wasnt already stressed enough (good video though)

    • dat guy
      dat guy 2 meses atrás

      @Manyord why is this not public knowledge then reddit incel?

    • Armstrong
      Armstrong 2 meses atrás

      @The Troof and this what im talking about, my mom death, this is why i said you have phycologists problem

    • Armstrong
      Armstrong 2 meses atrás +1

      @The Troof your first comment in short is:"You guy really believe this, you dumb" you dont say anything about the true so there is no "true" to be see in your comment

  • Lord Verminus
    Lord Verminus Anos atrás +128

    Question: If Strange Matter is hyper-stable self-replicating, why didn't it take over during the formation of the universe?

    • Durneel Kneelson
      Durneel Kneelson Dia atrás

      @Asdf 12403 ??

    • Asdf 12403
      Asdf 12403 Dia atrás +2

      @Durneel Kneelson 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂

    • Durneel Kneelson
      Durneel Kneelson 2 dias atrás

      @Pierre Aubert how's that a stupid answer? I'd say your answer takes a lot more faith than mine.

    • Pierre Aubert
      Pierre Aubert 2 dias atrás +3

      It had to appear the stupid answer "because God wanted"....
      The reason is very simple actually, the space time is expanding faster then light speed, as strange matter need extreme conditions to be created it can't destroy everything or even beat the expansion and entropy of the space time.

    • Durneel Kneelson
      Durneel Kneelson 7 dias atrás

      It didn't happen that way because God wanted earth and all of creation to actually exist as he intended it to.

  • Force of Nature
    Force of Nature Anos atrás +402

    If strange matter were to be the "ideal" state of being for matter, why wouldn't the entire universe simply have taken shape after that, instead of the atomic structures that are seemingly universally available?

    • cHAOs
      cHAOs Mês atrás +2

      Thats like asking why your house didnt start off burned down. Its an easy HIGH energy release just waiting to happen. But it takes a ton of energy to start. All the wood used to build your house never encountered fire before.

    • Known
      Known 2 meses atrás +1

      Not enough time has passed for the universe to have converted into strange matter even if strange matter does behave as theorized in the video. Space is unimaginable in size even if stranglets out numbered stars 100:1 that would be 58 billion Km in between every strangelet.

    • Devon Seamoor
      Devon Seamoor 3 meses atrás

      Answer to your question?
      Here's what I think is an answer. Not "the" answer:
      Absolute stability of matter doesn't allow for evolution. Motion and growth plus the opposite: decay, all are Earthly conditions, see what I mean?
      This is why planet Earth is our dojo, to learn the martial arts of push and pull in our energetic playground. Becoming more awake, but never perfect as in the rigid state of absolute stability.
      For we wouldn't learn wisdom by experience.

    • Julian Manrique
      Julian Manrique 3 meses atrás

      I think "ideal state of matter" is just a way to say that it has great properties, like the fact that it's indestructible and so on. So it's not like ideal in the sense that you might imagin, as being the matter that should make the whole universe.

    • Steve M.O.
      Steve M.O. 3 meses atrás

      Maybe we're a form of "stranger matter" that destroyed a previous universe

  • AWildVdoorPlaysBlitz
    AWildVdoorPlaysBlitz Anos atrás +680

    “Like a tiny virus, we’d have no way to see a strangelet coming.”
    Yup you got that right.

  • Delinep
    Delinep Anos atrás +4138

    “It could destroy everything...”
    “Or it could teach us about the universe.”
    *”Maybe both!”*

  • PixelCheck
    PixelCheck 11 meses atrás +549

    Strange Matter: **can infect and destroy everything that comes into contact with**
    Black Hole: finally a worthy opponent *our battle will be legendary*

    • 小月猫
      小月猫 Mês atrás +1

      strange matter infects matter, black holes are not matter, they are gravity. the strange matter would convert the matter trapped in and around the black hole, but its irrelevent since the BH itself is a strong enough gravity that the strange matter would never escape..... you could say its a draw i guess, the strange matter converts everything in the hole sure, but its stuck there forever now hence the draw

    • Maria
      Maria Mês atrás

      A strange hole if the stranglet wins 🏆 *doctor strange be like*: Hmmm...so that's what I look like on the inside 😆

    • Starfishif
      Starfishif 2 meses atrás

      @Zenitsu Agatsuma what if.
      it IS a black hole

    • Zenitsu Agatsuma
      Zenitsu Agatsuma 2 meses atrás

      @Starfishif lol Vacuum Decay solos Black Hole no diff

  • B F
    B F Anos atrás +109

    Kurskezagt in 2019: “And like a tiny virus we’d have no way to see a strangelet coming.”
    Me, in 2021: “You don’t say…”
    Me, in 2073: “You don’t say…”

    • Summer Jaguar
      Summer Jaguar Mês atrás

      @Mememaster ‘Rtas Vadum XD

    • Mememaster ‘Rtas Vadum
      Mememaster ‘Rtas Vadum Mês atrás +3

      @Mandarinoo dream stans ARE the strangelets

    • Zenitsu Agatsuma
      Zenitsu Agatsuma 2 meses atrás +1

      @Mandarinoo or maybe gets taken over by degeneracy

    • Mandarinoo
      Mandarinoo 5 meses atrás +8

      @Allan V. Idk, maybe the world gets taken over by aliens or dream stans (not sure what‘s worse)

    • Allan V.
      Allan V. 7 meses atrás +11

      *W-what's gonna happen in 2073-*

  • 수잔네
    수잔네 Anos atrás +137

    I love how kurzgesagt draws up quarks as smiling and down quarks as... well, down. Just look at the top quark, they're just screaming with laughter

  • Imad Oofus
    Imad Oofus Mês atrás +4

    As a physicist once told me:
    Quarks are strange - if you try to separate them the energy used creates new ones.
    This is comparable to pulling on a rubber band so hard that, instead of breaking, a new rubber band pops into existence and the original reverts to its original position.

  • RolAND DIOsZegi
    RolAND DIOsZegi Anos atrás +9122

    I want to imagine a casino in the future where the people are betting if a star becomes a black hole or a neutron star

    • Oswaldo Gomez
      Oswaldo Gomez 12 dias atrás

      And people lose their planet. Don't gamble, kids.

    • Pory
      Pory Mês atrás

      “Shit! It’s a black hole!”

    • Zextranet
      Zextranet Mês atrás

      So were talking about big bucks round here

    • 김선희
      김선희 Mês atrás

      I want to imagine a casino in the future where the people are betting if a star becomes a strange star that distroys the whole universe or just a reguilar nutron star

    • Neil Haynes
      Neil Haynes Mês atrás

      This sounds like a Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy plot.

  • massive_dramatic_newt
    massive_dramatic_newt Anos atrás +11

    The animation in this episode was particularly amazing. Love the little quark faces!

  • Lina
    Lina Anos atrás +702

    “Neutron stars are the densest things that arent black holes” youve obviously never talked to my manager

    • Caaspeer Gaming
      Caaspeer Gaming 4 meses atrás


    • Toxic
      Toxic  7 meses atrás

      Or flerfers

    • ItsLuke.
      ItsLuke. 9 meses atrás

      @AMV central uh uh, yvo’ue

    • halmittens
      halmittens 10 meses atrás

      @Eric Neiman LOL

    • halmittens
      halmittens 10 meses atrás

      @AMV central it's a damn BRclip comment not an English essay, the sentence isn't even wrong they just didn't add an apostrophe

  • JustAJoetard
    JustAJoetard 10 meses atrás +4

    Kurzgesgt is literally giving me nostalgia, it's early videos are things I cannot forget, even when I didn't even have my own phone. So satisfying to see how this channel has grown.

  • Haiesta
    Haiesta 4 meses atrás +11

    I have one question. If strange matter was to be put into a black hole, could it convert the singularity into strange matter? What would happen then, would it change into something horrific or just be a black hole except with a funky singularity?

    • Roel Lemaire
      Roel Lemaire Mês atrás +1

      @AJSSPACEPLACE Maybe black holes are 'strange' on the inside

      AJSSPACEPLACE 2 meses atrás +3

      The answer is…maybe, but it makes zero difference.
      Nothing is more dense than a black hole’s singularity. period. A “strange” black hole would be entirely identical to any other black hole of comparable size.

  • Terra Kitty
    Terra Kitty Anos atrás +4697

    "And like a tiny virus, we would have no way to see it coming."
    A little too true

    • James Potter
      James Potter 2 meses atrás

      @Zenitsu Agatsuma pretty much, yea
      Things get laggy

    • Zenitsu Agatsuma
      Zenitsu Agatsuma 2 meses atrás

      @James Potter I feel like you had trouble trying to see if your comments appeared in the reply section

    • Zenitsu Agatsuma
      Zenitsu Agatsuma 2 meses atrás

      @Kent Guiller soryy what moite?

    • radu bica
      radu bica 3 meses atrás

      no one expects the Earthling Inquisition

    • Toxic
      Toxic  7 meses atrás


  • Jomar Hidalgo
    Jomar Hidalgo 12 dias atrás

    I just watched a video about atoms that they released 8 years ago. Neutron stars were mentioned there and it didn't discuss much about their core. I'm just amazed at how much science progresses over time.

  • Ryan Vollmer
    Ryan Vollmer Anos atrás +4

    Can we just appreciate the amount of time that goes into these videos

  • Super Bowser Bros. Ultimate
    Super Bowser Bros. Ultimate 11 meses atrás +5

    This seriously makes me think of the Firmi paradox. it was that if aliens are out there why haven't we seen them (with more complexity of course). it talked about evolutionary grain filters species go through and said there is might be one that is really big and hard that we either haven't gotten through yet and are approaching in which case we are doomed, or already passed and just didn't know it. what if that grain filter is strange matter? We just have to get lucky enough not to be hit until we find a way to protect ourselves. It's one big grain filter we are going through right now!

  • Tahzib Hussaini
    Tahzib Hussaini Anos atrás +14

    i love how every tiny matter in space can contain the mass of an entire star.....this concept baffles me.....

    • WesNohathas
      WesNohathas 14 dias atrás

      It's like when you consider that on a small enough scale all everyday matter is a cloud consisting of almost entirely empty space.

  • Burtlux
    Burtlux Anos atrás +5001

    Pushing strange matter into black holes is like when the main villain in the cartoon needs to join forces with the hero of the story to defeat an even more powerful villain.

    • Ronn02
      Ronn02 3 meses atrás

      @Zippy Parakeet Like Mega Mind

    • Fuery
      Fuery 3 meses atrás

      Ngl that is some really good logic

    • Puckbuck Y.
      Puckbuck Y. 6 meses atrás

      And then there is this guy who gets kicked out because he is cheating and calculates real stuff and always win the bet

    • Trevor
      Trevor 8 meses atrás

      The plot of Thor and Ragnorok vs Hela in Thor Ragnarok

  • Amalbacker Fysal
    Amalbacker Fysal Anos atrás +125

    "Particles that really don't want to be close to each other but have no choice"
    Me: Me too particle me too

  • paxton moore
    paxton moore 7 dias atrás +1

    Can we take in appreI ate the work that goes into these videos. It’s truly amazing and i learn so much from it. Absolutely astonishing! Keep up the great work!

  • Jason Moore
    Jason Moore 12 dias atrás +1

    This video is certainly fascinating, and I love a good thought adventure. As old as the universe is, if there were a danger of everything turning to strange matter wouldn't we have seen it happen already? At least in some part? The universe is like a perfect machine, and we don't understand it completely in our infancy as a species. I'm betting we're safe.

    • Dr Satan
      Dr Satan 9 dias atrás

      The universe is expanding faster than the speed of light at the outskirts. That's why we call it "the observable universe". The light from objects outside the observable universe will never reach us because it's coming off something that's "moving" faster than light so it'll never reach us
      The expansion of the universe makes it seem like two far away objects are moving away from each other but they could both be stationary in space and it would still look like movement
      Most of the strange matter would be too far away to reach us

  • Bootlebat
    Bootlebat 4 meses atrás +5

    Here's a weird question: Could a REALLY advanced alien civilization make some kind of weapon that shoots strangelets?

    • SMT5015
      SMT5015 Mês atrás

      Actually, it looks much cooler and fancier than, say, blowing up stars and spawning black holes which, I believe, became somewhat usual ways to write super-advanced aliens (as usual as they can be).

    • Digtiosm
      Digtiosm 2 meses atrás

      Maybe, if they are very advanced.

  • Arachnus GD
    Arachnus GD 3 anos atrás +28878

    Bird + Strange matter = Duolingo bird

    • GalaxyWolf86
      GalaxyWolf86 19 dias atrás +1

      How did you know my first ad on this video???

    • SapSap
      SapSap Mês atrás

      @D33foxtrotlpt Japanese or brocken knees

    • SapSap
      SapSap Mês atrás

      Duo slays...also...he wants to say something...¿Te perdiste tus clases de español?

    • minecraftify
      minecraftify 2 meses atrás

      100% real

  • Shark Puppet And Floppa
    Shark Puppet And Floppa 3 meses atrás +1

    This is the only channel that can teach us science without making us bored:)

  • Dante Bond
    Dante Bond 9 meses atrás +1

    I have a few questions (for anyone who sees this and can answer)
    Neutron Stars -
    1. Is Nuclear Pasta stable enough that if removed from it environment, it will not explode, combust, disintegrate, evaporate, etc?
    2. If I had a teaspoon of Nuclear Pasts, would it have enough gravity to cause damage surrounding or Earth?
    3. Is Nuclear Pasta made of Iron and/or Nickle and if so, can it rust?
    Strange Matter -
    1. What state of matter is Strange matter? (I assume liquid)
    2. Can Strange Matter be a solid?
    3. Would there be any way to contain Strange Matter if it is "contagious"?

  • Kytetiger
    Kytetiger 5 meses atrás

    When Strange particules are sent in space and touch another particule, does this new particule also need to be in the same conditions to become Strange?
    If Strange particules are so stable, shouldn't they not interact with any other particules?

  • Brice Lory
    Brice Lory 17 dias atrás +4

    I have to really thank you for your consistent use of "could," "might be," and "it's possible" throughout this video. Too many things I've seen discussing topics we are only hypothesizing about state things very matter of factly, as if we know this is how it all is.
    As such, this ends up with more scientific integrity, and I appreciate that.

  • Steve0 ‽
    Steve0 ‽ 3 anos atrás +4603

    This matter is not normal.... What should we call it?
    _Strange matter_

  • Mukul Mishra
    Mukul Mishra Anos atrás +1

    One question:
    If the strange matter is so stable and contagious, won't all the matter in the neutron star be converted to strange matter ??
    The entire star would convert to a large lump of strange matter, strange star, and releasing a large amount of energy....

    • Actin
      Actin 11 meses atrás

      Yeah I think so too. That's why to me this whole strange quark business looks stupid.

  • Michael Reifenstein
    Michael Reifenstein Anos atrás

    So I might have missed a clue, but if up and down quarks make protons and neutrons, do strange and charm quarks make particles with gluons, or only hawkwind songs?
    Also can top and bottom quarks do anything at all?

  • Konan Kunoichi
    Konan Kunoichi Anos atrás +2

    could someone explain why regular matter would be "impressed" by strange matter, so much so that it would become it?

    • tsm688
      tsm688 5 meses atrás

      Because it's a stable, lower-energy form of matter. Sort of like what happens when water freezes, but instead of changing crystal states, it's changing subatomic states

  • Shanbo26
    Shanbo26 Anos atrás

    If a strangelet hit a planet, it would probably go straight through without doing much damage. Unless it were negatively charged, which would mean the strangelet is young and such an impact therefore highly improbable.

  • Buphido
    Buphido 5 meses atrás +1

    Man that seriously sounds like some scifi stuff, instantly reminds me of Phazon from the Metroid Prime series. And suddenly I would love to see yet another apocalypse film, but this time centered around strange matter and actually entertaining.

  • echo
    echo 11 meses atrás +1

    That seems like it could be a perfect weapon if we ever found aliens

  • Nevermoire
    Nevermoire 9 meses atrás +6

    I don't understand why strange matter would be infectious. We know that all matter wants to end up in it's most stable form, but something like iron is several times more stable than oxygen, which is highly reactive with everything it touches. But we don't see oxygen or other materials constantly transforming into iron or other highly stable materials, and I've never seen something transform into something else entirely that isn't related to it (like granite to wood for example)

    • BTS Lover
      BTS Lover 29 dias atrás +1

      Well but if from an atom of iron say, with enough energy (as released in a formation of a neutron star) in hand we can take out enough protons and neutrons then it's atomic number changes and it can become oxygen or something, remember we only tell an element in science apart from other elements, only through the number and arrangement of protons and neutrons. And proton and neutrons are made of quarks so it makes sense if provided enough energy the protons and neutrons can dissolve into quarks then strange quarks because the rules we found don't apply to strangers matter so whether it has enough energy to keep all those quarks together or enough energy absorbing prowess somehow that takes all energy from quarks and makes them stable...is all left up-to one's imagination and future to find out.
      I hope I made sense 😅 and this helps you.

    • holly the doggo
      holly the doggo 8 meses atrás +5

      Hmm good point. This is mostly theoretical though, so take it with a grain of salt

  • Toni Roberts
    Toni Roberts 5 meses atrás

    Just wondering if strange matter might be what we know as “dark matter”. Something essential to life as we know it. Perhaps strange matter isn’t as scary as we think?

  • Gigashark06
    Gigashark06 3 anos atrás +2129

    "Huh that's weird that comet looked green" the last sentence of human life

    • Hacker Gaming
      Hacker Gaming 2 anos atrás +3

      actually we don't know what color it is they are just using that color to help us visaulize it

    • Quin Ojousama desu
      Quin Ojousama desu 2 anos atrás

      @TeraByte Official Its just a joke
      Orrrrr........In the future?

    • TeraByte Official
      TeraByte Official 2 anos atrás

      If that's the last human's last words, why am I not dead?

    • Sam Breezley
      Sam Breezley 2 anos atrás +5

      It could be invisible considering we don’t even know the properties of it o_o

  • Foxton
    Foxton 6 meses atrás +1

    if strange mater actually exists, it would have to be negatively charged (which is highly unlikely because it would most likely be positively charged, and since most matter (on earth at least) is positively charged the matter on earth would repel the strange matter), it would also have to be able to exist in the pressure of the vacuum of space and the pressure of earths atmosphere, and strange matter would also have to be more stable than any other matter for it to be able to "infect" earth and/or any other planet or star. so its verry unlikely that strange matter would be infectious if it even exist at all outside neutron stars (which if a neutron star's core was made of strange matter, it might actually consume the star from the inside and convert it into a "strange star" regardless of if it can "infect" things in the vacuum of space because of the immense pressures at the core of neutron stars, but we really do not know for sure). and most Physicist conclusively disagree that "strange matter/strangelets" where made after the first microsecond of the big bang for a number of different reason that are to complex for a BRclip chat LOL.

  • Nappy
    Nappy Anos atrás +1

    So I know I am late, but how would a stranglet be able to travel for billions of years, wasn't it established that they decay overtime, I might have missed something, but I am unsure of what differentiates strange quarks from a stranglet?

  • anitha ganesh
    anitha ganesh Anos atrás

    I have a doubt. Strange quarks decay into up quarks. But when the strange matter outside a neutron stars, shouldn't it decay?

  • Just Business
    Just Business  7 meses atrás

    Imagine humanity was somehow able to harness the contents of a neutron/quark star and prove strange matter was real, imagine the possibilities....

  • The real Speedwagon
    The real Speedwagon 2 anos atrás +1767

    “Like a tiny virus”
    “Wildfire through a dry forest”
    This man is from the future telling us how to prevent the apocalypse but we don’t listen to him

    • 23:50 CST
      23:50 CST Anos atrás

      @Shane Michaels that emoji lowkey cringe ngl

    • tarpulin
      tarpulin Anos atrás

      @Shane Michaels bruh just because he corrected someone doesn't mean he doesn't get the joke

    • Cobain Poptarts
      Cobain Poptarts 2 anos atrás

      @Shane Michaels that went right over your head didn't it

  • Matanuska Butler
    Matanuska Butler 10 meses atrás +1

    While I do love those questions asking "What would you show George Washington if you had 24 hours with him today" questions (I always answer M1A1 Abrams or the Warthog) I always like to think what if you could get Tesla, Galileo, Leeuwenhoek or Paganini for 24 hours with their respective tech. My god... It'd be a Bill and Ted scene all over again...

  • Scarrow
    Scarrow 4 meses atrás +1

    I think Kurzgesagt is the only BRclip channel that makes dying sound like the most exciting thing ever.

  • young zmywara
    young zmywara Anos atrás

    What if our Universe was created by a neutron star in an other universe?
    And if in our galaxy a neutron star exploded, would we create a whole new universe?

  • buttericex
    buttericex Anos atrás +3

    Alright I have a question
    If strange matter turns anything it comes into contact with into strange matter and if a neutron star has strange matter in its core then by logic shouldn't the whole star be made of strange matter

  • P Anjai
    P Anjai 3 anos atrás +1114

    It's nice that you guys are uploading on a weekly basis now!

    • NeoBlox
      NeoBlox Anos atrás

      @Hardstyl3_RaveR so? And its crisis

    • NeoBlox
      NeoBlox Anos atrás

      @Zestoh_Coffee_ ikr

    • Nubo
      Nubo 2 anos atrás

      Elloinmornin J You have to be fucking joking.

    • Samir Belica
      Samir Belica 3 anos atrás

      P Anjai Really!?

  • Muzgath
    Muzgath Anos atrás +11

    Space is both terrifying and beautiful. I love it.

  • Skyler Dickson
    Skyler Dickson 8 meses atrás

    What if particles around stangelets and strange matter are so impressed by their stabilization, that in their quest for stabilization they pull the quarks off of that strange matter. I mean, in order to stabilize something, you have to trade, give, or take elements of other particles right? This is the first I’ve ever heard of these things so I may just completely misunderstand how they work.

  • Saad's Requiem for Sasuke

    Very cute and easy to see animation ! Also I am surprised strange quarks were actually harmful

  • Mocktailmetal
    Mocktailmetal Anos atrás +1

    @Kurzgesagt you forgot to mention whole particle zoo inside Neutron Stars, such as tau, gluons, leptons, tachyons,...
    For example, Pulsars tend to have tau-boson mattr consistent with W-boson matter.

  • Scullgaming 962
    Scullgaming 962 Anos atrás +1780

    “And like a tiny virus, there would be no way to see it coming”
    That aged badly.

  • HELLcopter TS
    HELLcopter TS Anos atrás

    If strangelests are so dense, wouldn't their gravity pull prevent them from bumping into things?

  • 3dgar 7eandro
    3dgar 7eandro Anos atrás +1

    Maybe that is what is now known as dark matter: really strange stable matter that doesn't interact with normal matter 🤔

  • Carlos Alberto Nolasco Hernandez

    Hey there. My respect, first of all. Impressive job on your research. Love your videos!

  • The_Blazer
    The_Blazer 7 meses atrás

    This would make for an interesting sci fi plot. A collection of empires is in an arms race involving drilling into neutron stars to extract the strange matter within and build the ultimate weapon from it.

  • Leo Arnal
    Leo Arnal 3 anos atrás +474

    Your videos are so insane, you masterfully bring together science and art. Thank you!

  • Wray Day
    Wray Day 10 meses atrás

    I kinda feel like the strange matter infecting a planet or star a bit of a runaway imagination gone wild.
    If they are created by immense pressure ..... if they got free of their core, wouldn't they just decompress?

  • Daniel Martinez
    Daniel Martinez 10 meses atrás

    I have a question. If strange matter is so stable and it’s what existed in the very beginning of the universe then what even caused matter to break down into protons and neutrons in the first place?

  • darthmarticus
    darthmarticus Anos atrás +39

    These visuals are insane. The production quality must be huge

  • NaViLlUs cIrE
    NaViLlUs cIrE Anos atrás +1

    5:20 So *"strangelets"* are basically philosopher's stones but extremely terrifying (well in the sense it can't be controlled)...that's...neat!

  • Certified Coolguy
    Certified Coolguy Anos atrás +1222

    matter, antimatter, exotic matter, strange matter...
    this is starting to feel a lot like DBZ in terms of power progression

    • DenCreative21
      DenCreative21 7 dias atrás

      Matter matter

    • Toofwess
      Toofwess 11 dias atrás

      Ultra Instinct Matter gonna be lit

    • Silver
      Silver 2 meses atrás

      Oh for sure! If and when we achieve interstellar travel, we're gonna find horrors beyond our comprehension.

    • Semaj_502
      Semaj_502 3 meses atrás

      The universe's power creep is broken

    • Speed
      Speed 4 meses atrás

      @Zvon2520 or watch TFS DragonBall Abridged

  • Demon the Gamer
    Demon the Gamer 11 meses atrás +5

    Question: neutron stars are fossils, right? So if we build a dyson sphere around a neutron stars, doesn't that mean we are technically harvesting fossil fuels?

  • NewLight
    NewLight 8 meses atrás

    How can one claim that a quark can turn into strange quark in a neutron star ? How can this be established scientifically if no experiments can recreate physical conditions in a neutron star?

  • Norahlia
    Norahlia 5 meses atrás

    shouldn't we see at least some strange stars then? Even if the probability of a strangelet crashing into a star is low, the universe is so big that I find it hard to believe that if strangelets did exist there wouldn't at least be some examples of it observable. Is it because they release so much less light or because they're so small? If so, could WEBB potentially see them?

  • Joe O
    Joe O Anos atrás

    If the inside of the neutron star is similar to a millisecond after the BB, wouldn't there be strange matter from the BB?

  • Ruben Jacob
    Ruben Jacob 2 anos atrás +2532

    "We first need to know the rules before learning how to break them."
    -Quote Of The Century.

    • Cat
      Cat 2 anos atrás

      It's common sense not quote

    • Marlin Bundo
      Marlin Bundo 2 anos atrás

      Trump disagrees.

    • skrewy lewy
      skrewy lewy 2 anos atrás

      you can know all the rules in the world but still lack the skill to break ..........better quote of the century ........ heres a kicker we know the rules how else u get educated on them of them js

    • I know things
      I know things 2 anos atrás

      @Epsilon of course the have some outdated stuff because it cant change but science can and science does everyday plus it is oversimplified.

    • KaHei Ng
      KaHei Ng 2 anos atrás +1

      You know the rules,and so do I

  • BlueE11evenGuy
    BlueE11evenGuy 8 meses atrás

    4:23 But the strange matter would infect the glass and make it indestructible so the glass shouldn't crack. The only way to let it infect you is if you poke it or touch the air that touches the strange matter.

  • AntiNumbskull
    AntiNumbskull Anos atrás

    if quarks make more quarks when you exert large amounts of force to try to deconfine them, does that mean they break the law of conservation of mass and just "create a new quark"?

  • Andi_S
    Andi_S 5 meses atrás

    Once we have evolved to be a bit more physically sturdy and resistant, I will travel to a strange star and secure the strange matter to safely deposit it in a black hole.

  • Anna
    Anna 6 meses atrás

    This dude if the only person who could tell me about the end of the world, talk about science, blow up patreon birds and still have me watching him

  • Milly
    Milly 3 anos atrás +160

    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

    • Milly
      Milly 3 anos atrás

      @Arkuess Oh god I didn't even realise. I wish I could say I'm an absolute pun genius but it's just a happy accident, like the invention of the microwave.

    • Arkuess
      Arkuess 3 anos atrás

      Was that a pun?!

  • Josef
    Josef 9 meses atrás +1

    If their cores are strange matter and everything that strange matter comes into contact with turns to strange matter then wouldn't the whole neutron star be strange matter?

  • UltraFlopp
    UltraFlopp 3 meses atrás

    What if the “strange matter” is the thing that is starting “big bounce” by devouring universe and making turn into singularity again and after that it explodes due to certain reasons

  • Viziolerix
    Viziolerix 5 meses atrás +1

    Wait, but how does strange matter not turn the neutron star into a strange star?

  • Michelangelo Missoni
    Michelangelo Missoni 9 meses atrás

    The more I learn about the Universe the more I am glad to simply exist right now in its time and enjoy it.

  • Holthuizen oemoet
    Holthuizen oemoet Mês atrás

    Its amazing how powerful gravity really is

  • Rignog Rash
    Rignog Rash 4 meses atrás +1

    How strange that they said "and like a tiny virus, we would have no way to see a strange let coming."
    Maybe Kurzgesagt does have a way to see viruses coming...

  • Dr. Ashish Ranjan
    Dr. Ashish Ranjan Anos atrás +2

    Thank you, kurzgesagt for providing this content. I used this as we had been assigned a project by our teachers on neutron stars i used this in a PowerPoint presentation.

  • Nature Is Cool
    Nature Is Cool 10 meses atrás +1

    Honestly stranglets sound like something from another universe, not the name but the concept. I still can’t really even grasp my head around the fact that they spread to every other atom they come in contact with.

  • Qazic12
    Qazic12 3 anos atrás +442

    Humans: "Humans are so strange and dangerous that they're going to make us go extinct."
    Universe: "Hold my beer."

  • Bunsenn
    Bunsenn 10 meses atrás

    Wait, does this mean that if I touched strange matter, I would become a random pool of quarks, or just a cool green statue? Because the ladder sounds cool.

  • TheAleksandro1
    TheAleksandro1 Anos atrás

    But if this is the case, why all of the neutron star (including the outside) didn't become strang matter?

  • Ishidalover
    Ishidalover Anos atrás +85

    Broke: I'm afraid of spiders
    Woke: I'm afraid of strangelets

  • Yasueyoum
    Yasueyoum 9 meses atrás +3

    Aah I can already see a 'perfect matter' villain trying to stabilize the whole universe 😂

  • Lord Odysseus
    Lord Odysseus 2 anos atrás +2412

    "A neutron star is the densest thing in the universe that is not a black hole."
    I dunno man, I know some pretty stupid people...

  • Evan
    Evan 8 meses atrás +1

    Not only does this video explain what strange matter IS, it answers the more pressing question: Does this strange strange matter matter?

  • Dad
    Dad Mês atrás +1

    Who would think that a supernova causes a star to both explode and implode at the same time.

  • Swell Fellow
    Swell Fellow 7 meses atrás

    if it infects everything it touches does anyone know why the strange matter wouldn’t just take over the original neutron star?

  • R C
    R C 10 meses atrás +1

    Literally a perfect super weapon. Step aside Death Star, we got a single strange blob

  • perfection
    perfection 3 anos atrás +3534

    *Humans:* throws strange star in black hole.
    Sector clear.
    *blackhole:* vibrates and turns into strange black hole*

    • super evolved shin amalgam leo
      super evolved shin amalgam leo Anos atrás

      @Franky Padilla it will turn universe to strange universe

    • VIBaJ 16
      VIBaJ 16 Anos atrás

      Franky Padilla No, you can’t split a quark. Quarks are fundamental particles, they are not made up of anything smaller.

    • immalesbianbich
      immalesbianbich Anos atrás

      @medexamtoolsdotcom Well, I half do.
      Haven't studied them that intensely yet

    • immalesbianbich
      immalesbianbich Anos atrás

      @Mithilesh Singh Oh fu-

  • Sparkle77 [GD]
    Sparkle77 [GD] 11 meses atrás

    I could have gone my whole life without knowing the earth could be turned into strange matter. I’m scared now

  • Derps And Dragons
    Derps And Dragons 7 meses atrás +2

    Wouldn't we have seen this happen by now? If a star suddenly faded out or lost a massive amount of it's brightness we'd notice that wouldn't we?

    • Cameron Gentry
      Cameron Gentry 3 meses atrás

      Only if it had happened since we started keeping detailed records of the stars, which is only for a hundred years or so. And the last few hundred years of human civilization is but a speck on the time scale of the universe. Even though we would probably notice now if it did happen, chances are slim that it has happened while we’ve been around

  • WhiteCunt
    WhiteCunt 9 meses atrás

    it crazy to think if theres other beings out there learning about star and blackholes as part of their daily science just like how we learn plants, gravity etc

  • Geno Geno
    Geno Geno 10 meses atrás +1

    I love how we know what's inside neutron star. Who looked inside?

  • Akyer
    Akyer 3 anos atrás +3139

    >throws strange matter into black hole
    >black holes turn strange holes
    Me: huh, that's strange

    • avelovesfrogs
      avelovesfrogs 2 anos atrás


    • Aiman Naim
      Aiman Naim 3 anos atrás

      You're supposed to destroy not join them!

    • Serkong
      Serkong 3 anos atrás

      games peanut head

    • Stephen Chow
      Stephen Chow 3 anos atrás

      @vamsi miriyala Oh, so we're using our made-up names?

    • Mgl 1206
      Mgl 1206 3 anos atrás

      Alcrian wormholes exist just ones that are smaller than the size of an electron or so.