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What if We Nuke the Moon?

  • Publicado em 14 Dez 2020
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    What would happen if we were to detonate a very very powerful nuclear weapon on the moon? Would the explosion knock its orbit towards earth, causing tidal waves and misery? Could the moon be destroyed, showering the earth in a rain of meteoric death?
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  • Yaume Lepire
    Yaume Lepire Anos atrás +2614

    Honestly, the blanket advice regarding nukes really is: "Let’s just not."

    • L TipsT
      L TipsT 7 dias atrás

      More relevant right this second than ever in history

    • Childer Yeeter 420
      Childer Yeeter 420 19 dias atrás

      Ok let’s just not get rid of them

    • NJ CardFan
      NJ CardFan 21 dia atrás

      "Interesting game. The only winning move is not to play."-WOPR(Joshua)

    • purple shep
      purple shep 5 meses atrás

      the one blanket statement i can agree on

    • Crab Nebula
      Crab Nebula Anos atrás +1

      @Duo dammit He’s here, I forgot my French lessons!

  • Charlie Fast Horse
    Charlie Fast Horse 9 meses atrás +630

    This was honestly animated so well. The detail and story board of how well they told it all. Bravo

    • Maddison Griffiths
      Maddison Griffiths Mês atrás +1

      Yes, well said, the animation is cool

    • vibovitold
      vibovitold 4 meses atrás +6

      "Honestly animated" sounds like a great name for an indie production company / creative agency

  • Anna Szuchy
    Anna Szuchy 6 meses atrás +69

    "We should just... Not do that" I laughed out loud. I watch this channel for exactly these kind of things.

  • Steven Sun
    Steven Sun 9 meses atrás +187

    i love how beautiful Kurzgesagt video is
    with a blend of crushing depression, powerlessness of nihilism, wild insignificance in the vastness of the void,
    wonderful electronic music, and child like playfulness.
    i think Kurzgesagy captures human existence perfectly.

  • Caroline Hallstrom
    Caroline Hallstrom 3 meses atrás +21

    That's _still_ scary that we can do even *THAT* to the moon. Even though the reality is cataclysmic rather than apocalyptic, but to put it in perspective, we humans have a weapon that can do to the moon what the giant asteroid that killed off all the dinosaurs did to the Earth. I hope someday as humans we move past warfare and things like nukes are obsolete.

    • Jermain 20000
      Jermain 20000 2 meses atrás

      yea that might not happen. even if the world unites and starts to explore the cosmos there may be hostile alien life

    • Boxii
      Boxii 3 meses atrás +3

      I they move past nukes , that means they have something more powerful

  • Sethical
    Sethical Anos atrás +48874

    It would be the biggest bruh moment
    Edit: commenting this on every new Kurzgesagt video until the narrator says "bruh moment"

  • Gia Tuấn Lê
    Gia Tuấn Lê Mês atrás +2

    I love that the video just show every of your explanations with so much details and let the viewers vibe with the music while at it.

  • ernievzla
    ernievzla Mês atrás +2

    This video is an achievement 👏🏻 👌
    The music, the science, the animation and the cool explosions. 😎
    Congratulations to everyone involved in it!! 🍻

  • Migue79
    Migue79 4 meses atrás +1

    I have a question (anyone can answer if you know): I have read some articles that the fireball of a nuclear explosion is generated by the reaction superheating the air near the vicinity.
    However, in outer space, there is no air. So my question is: how does it form? Were some of the sources I read flawed? Or is there something else I’m missing entirely?

  • Na Na
    Na Na 7 meses atrás +5

    Before even watching the video, I already know the moon is getting "nuked" all the time. It's taken so many asteroids hits over it's life span, and many of them were probably high yield nuke level power.

  • DragonClaw95
    DragonClaw95 Anos atrás +1466

    "Maybe we should just not do that."
    This one sentence could be used to solve so many problems.

    • Nick
      Nick 20 dias atrás +1

      ​@BabyHeehee96 that's not even a proven fact

    • milkyy320
      milkyy320 7 meses atrás

      Curiosity killed the cat.

    • toast tea
      toast tea 10 meses atrás

      How about this: destroy Apollyonic weapons

    • Bram van Duijn
      Bram van Duijn Anos atrás

      @Melvin Klark The worst problems would be impossible if people just refused to do stuff. Genocide and slavery to name the two worst ones.

    • Adachi Yuusuke
      Adachi Yuusuke Anos atrás

      Most problems are because of our innate curious nature. We also solve problems this way

  • Alan Manuel Contreras Sánchez

    I do have to admit for sure , I'm not the biggest enjoyer of physic and chemistry , I'm always been a lost cause in it ,regardless of that your channel really had opened my eyes ,I love the way you explained an how you apply realistic things into this videos

  • Skytube
    Skytube 8 meses atrás +87

    I wonder what would happen if the nuke was spinning really fast at the moment of detonation? Would any of the effects reach out farther?

    • Maddison Griffiths
      Maddison Griffiths Mês atrás

      I think yes it is possible

    • William Thomas Ramey
      William Thomas Ramey 4 meses atrás +1

      @Vix Tiniri Thanks for all that. You seem more educated about this than I am. I'm just an amateur physics buff. I do believe I said something along the same lines (too late to go back to my comment ATM) but I'm glad to have the specifics. I don't really know what good any of this does any of us, but interesting all the same. 😊

    • Vix Tiniri
      Vix Tiniri 4 meses atrás +1

      @William Thomas Ramey The atoms at the farthest circumference of the warhead would have to be moving faster than light-speed for the centrifugal force to counteract the overwhelming implosion of shaped high explosive... so no.
      A spinning nuke is still a nuke. In fact, MIRVs are designed to spin during reentry, to stabilize their path. Any momentum of the warhead is utterly insignificant compared to the force of the explosion... so to answer the initial question, the answer is a resounding and pretty obvious nope.

    • William Thomas Ramey
      William Thomas Ramey 4 meses atrás +4

      Depending on how fast, if it were spinning fast enough the outward force of the spin could possibly counteract the inwards force of the chemical explosion leading to no criticality and thus no nuclear explosion. The again, if it were spinning that quickly it would just fling the entire device apart and no explosion at all really.
      Otherwise, the device having any lesser spin would have no meaningful effect.

    • A-Woke
      A-Woke 7 meses atrás +5

      @Hasabob Kanye

  • Efe Öztürk
    Efe Öztürk 7 meses atrás +1

    Another excellent video! Thank you for your hard work!

  • Gipirius Gnugfur
    Gipirius Gnugfur 8 meses atrás +5

    This is my favorite video in all of youtube! The soundtrack on spitify and animation, just... peak performance in my opinion. I am no expert just your fan like the other 17,6 million people. You make sure the information is correct, although over simplified but understandible. Thank you for all you have done.

  • Exyl
    Exyl Anos atrás +1618

    7:09 The US during the cold war: Hmm, *I'll think about it.*

    • gal2659
      gal2659 Anos atrás

      They actually did nuked space ! you should read about it lol

    • Jondahl Davis
      Jondahl Davis Anos atrás

      There was a great poem in MAD Magazine's Dr. Seuss parody.
      "This is a hawk
      This hawk can talk
      This hawk's name is General Cole
      He want's to solve a problem that tries Man's soul
      He plans to blow a great big hole
      Through the Earth, from pole to pole
      It's the Army's answer to birth control!"

    • Braedon Van Gorkom
      Braedon Van Gorkom Anos atrás

      Hey, look who it is!

    • HeadcrabN
      HeadcrabN Anos atrás

      The main reason they didn't do it was because of what the video mentioned in the end - nobody would notice it so there's no point

  • ilikeceral3
    ilikeceral3 4 meses atrás

    Would the low gravity fling even more debris than on an earth sized planet with no atmosphere?

  • TSToJ
    TSToJ 2 meses atrás

    The Moon might have essential mechanical effect on the Earth's rotation. It might act as the stabilizer.

  • Camera man
    Camera man 7 meses atrás +2

    This is the only channel that actually teaches me something

  • Alex McMahon
    Alex McMahon 8 meses atrás

    I think the second stage is actually initiated by compressing plastic foam with x-rays. The first stage releases a massive ton of x-rays at the speed of light and so before the explosion can rip the entire apparatus apart the x-rays actually super heat plastic foam inside the bomb, around the second stage. This foam turns into a plasma and creates immense pressure that induces fusion in the second stage. The technique of using x-rays was pioneered by John Von Neumann as were the original explosive lenses used to detonate the first fission bomb.

  • Integza
    Integza Anos atrás +33553

    " Nuclear explosions might be big but space is bigger." Puts things in perspective I guess

    • 101 Design
      101 Design Mês atrás

      Jesus Loves You 🙂​@technicallythecenteroftheuniverse

    • wali syed
      wali syed Mês atrás

      Human curiosity is even bigger

    • AGENT 3
      AGENT 3 Mês atrás

      @technicallythecenteroftheuniverse r/technically the truth

    • dwayne johnson
      dwayne johnson 2 meses atrás

      try it in gta 5 😜

    • rick enshiwat
      rick enshiwat 3 meses atrás


  • D.B.
    D.B. 9 meses atrás +3

    Love that you're answering questions I've never dreamed of!!

  • Matthew Weitzner
    Matthew Weitzner 7 meses atrás +3

    I had no idea it would be this disastrous, losing the atmosphere really does something

    • Comrade
      Comrade Mês atrás +1

      completely false

  • CHITUS💖⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻

    This channel is undoubtedly my new favorite. Cannot imagine the amount of work behind this production.
    KUDOS to the team!

  • will2see
    will2see 9 meses atrás

    This is one of the best (one of my preferred) videos that Kurzgesagt has made.

  • G Mat
    G Mat Anos atrás +3806

    Love how as it zooms out from the crater, the last frame shows waaaaay bigger ones.

    • RAHelllord
      RAHelllord 3 meses atrás

      @mo ga Getting a light object up to ridiculous speed may still be harder than just letting gravity do its thing with something incredibly heavy and dense. Considering you need to at least target it roughly at the correct area being able to utilize an object that doesn't have to be brought up to high speeds may be more effective.

    • mo ga
      mo ga 3 meses atrás

      ​@RAHelllord more like very fast objects as Ec = 1/2mv² state. Speed is more effective than mass. The thing is, when an asteroid collid with earth and create a lot of damage it's more because of its relative speed to earth than its mass. For exemple if you take a little ball of 1kg and you throw it at the speed of the ISS (relative to the ground 27600 km/h) you get a kinetic energy of 29 MJ thats equivalent to a truck (50 000 kg) at 124 km/h.

    • Queeny
      Queeny 3 meses atrás


    • Paul S
      Paul S 4 meses atrás

      wow I had no idea that setting off a super nuke actually would be a trivial impact on the moon

    • S N I F F, S N I F F M Y N O S E SMELLS F E A R
      S N I F F, S N I F F M Y N O S E SMELLS F E A R 5 meses atrás

      *bigger nukes!*

  • Apokalokalips Shacklebolt
    Apokalokalips Shacklebolt 3 meses atrás +1

    This animation is absolutely gorgeous.

  • Megan Beaudoin
    Megan Beaudoin 9 meses atrás

    The sound design when the shock wave hit on earth was phenomenal

  • mombof
    mombof 9 meses atrás

    the graphics for these are amazing and extremely informative

  • John Phillip
    John Phillip 9 meses atrás

    That also raises the question of what if we did an "Armageddon" and drilled down into the moon and then detonated a 100Mt nuke or worse several in different boreholes?

  • Pink Goerge Floyd
    Pink Goerge Floyd Anos atrás +314

    “Nuking the moon is like trying to move a truck by blowing on it”
    *The Big Bad Wolf:* “Sounds like Complete Annihilation”

    • ihavemacaroni
      ihavemacaroni Mês atrás

      the most intellectual guy i've found in the commnet section yet

    • Evil_Sponge
      Evil_Sponge 3 meses atrás


  • Farradina
    Farradina 6 meses atrás +3

    Now i got a brief idea on why stars are so damn big 😂

  • Keith Berjeron
    Keith Berjeron 9 meses atrás

    This video reminds Me of a thought I had about nuking the ice caps to accelerate global warming... against the reality thereof.
    Apparently, it will leave a crater, and there will be a little fallout. I though the blast would crumble the ice caps into smaller pieces and the heat would melt a significant portion of each.
    As you can tell, I'm not a physicist.

  • Sam Turner
    Sam Turner 4 meses atrás

    I would like to try to make something that can pass through the sun lmao. And I think we should make a giant gun that fires diamond bullets the size of sky scrapers into space to smash asteroids.

  • Emanuel Paz
    Emanuel Paz 9 meses atrás

    But how about the effect on gravity belt? The one the holds the planets on their orbit?
    How much nuke vibration can that hold to be specific?

  • samtherat6
    samtherat6 Anos atrás +2500

    “There is no safe viewing distance”
    *me nervously watching through BRclip on my phone screen*

    • Crab Nebula
      Crab Nebula Anos atrás

      @Nolan Westrich *the shy guy will be shy no longer*

    • Vivien Prugalidad
      Vivien Prugalidad Anos atrás

      Me and everyone watching this: Oh n- **radioactive mini asteroids enter the game**

    • Bob
      Bob Anos atrás

      Me on a different earth that's 100 trillion years away : *sweating like a waterfall*

    • SupernovaGamer 1818
      SupernovaGamer 1818 Anos atrás

      Computer users: *Wait thats illegal*

    • R??
      R?? Anos atrás

      it's perfectly saf-

  • Moses Scott
    Moses Scott 7 meses atrás

    We can use neuclear energy for some positive purposes, Like powering electricity instead of using it for the sake of distruction.

  • Mark Watt Ne
    Mark Watt Ne Mês atrás

    I was just wondering what insane images we could generate if we filmed a nuclear test on land with our modern camera technology. If it weren’t for the test ban treaty 🥲

  • Sten Daneel
    Sten Daneel 8 meses atrás +4

    4:38 we did it boys, we destroyed bedrock in survival

  • Jordan Fleming
    Jordan Fleming 7 meses atrás

    "What if we detonated every nuke at once?"
    "What if we nuke the moon?"
    Why not both?

  • Xander Valles
    Xander Valles Anos atrás +1859

    “Maybe we should not do that”
    Kurzgesagt 2020

    • Omar Aied
      Omar Aied Anos atrás

      also kurzgesagt: how to do the thing i specifically said would be a bad idea

    • Specific Ocean
      Specific Ocean Anos atrás

      @Hjonk2.0 wo

    • ChloroPhyltE
      ChloroPhyltE Anos atrás +1

      Mr Beast: what if i did anyways

    • KBC
      KBC Anos atrás +1


  • FNCreature
    FNCreature 8 meses atrás

    There’s actually a great book series about life if an asteroid hit the moon and knocked it closer to Earth. It’s called Life as We Knew it

  • KING
    KING 9 meses atrás

    With very little oxygen in space I really don't believe the explosion would be big at all but concentrated to a spot.

    YUJI HUSSAIN 9 meses atrás


  • Brian Nicholson
    Brian Nicholson 9 meses atrás

    what would happen if we sent a very, very large ball of jello towards the moon? I wonder if that could be covered in the next installment.

  • Ugly Cactus
    Ugly Cactus Anos atrás +3195

    Knowing humanity I'm honestly surprised that we haven't exploded something on the moon yet

  • Daniel
    Daniel Mês atrás

    Your videos are excellent, keep it up!

  • DraconicMusic
    DraconicMusic 9 meses atrás +16

    “What if We Nuke the Moon?”
    Me: Someone already did. *looks at Dr. Eggman*

  • Mickelodian Surname
    Mickelodian Surname 9 meses atrás

    This is a really good channel for kids. I'd say their traffic went to the moon during the pandemic!

  • 101touchapps
    101touchapps 9 meses atrás

    The Artists and animators, i just want to hug each and every one of them! awesome work.

  • Ludsi
    Ludsi Anos atrás +994

    Best sentence in this video: „maybe we should just... not do that.“

    • KimBleeD
      KimBleeD Anos atrás

      Actually I'm glad I took 8 minutes of my time to understand why we should not do that. I mean, I considered that detonating a nuke on the moon was my top priority for 2021.

    • nochtczar
      nochtczar Anos atrás +1

      smash cut to title card: "The Gang Nukes the Moon" 🎶

    • Ryan
      Ryan Anos atrás

      This is a week after China lands on the moon..... yikes

    • Pedro - PTBR
      Pedro - PTBR Anos atrás +1

      Great rule of thumb for anything related to nuclear weapons

    • Marilyn Rivera
      Marilyn Rivera Anos atrás


  • Smikkelbeer
    Smikkelbeer Mês atrás

    Kurzgesagt never fails to answer the most pressing questions in science.

  • MoonDog McJedi
    MoonDog McJedi 9 meses atrás

    Before watching this I’ll guess.. depending on the size of the nuke.. I’m guessing it would give the moon rings like Saturn.

  • Robin Brown
    Robin Brown 8 meses atrás

    That's actually even MORE damage than I thought it'd do! O_O

  • Alexander Brazill
    Alexander Brazill 7 meses atrás

    "The less energy it has to make interesting or terrifying things happen." Let's not pretend those aren't one in the same on this channel.

    SOAMJENA Anos atrás +3304

    This channel is undoubtedly my new favorite. Cannot imagine the amount of work behind this production.
    KUDOS to the team!

    • Daniel Blackburn
      Daniel Blackburn 8 meses atrás

      @Christopher Hayden I'm a kid and I love it

    • KO Manic
      KO Manic Anos atrás +1

      @Matheus Graf k

    • Mark Garcia-Wilson🇺🇦
      Mark Garcia-Wilson🇺🇦 Anos atrás +1

      @Number_8 ehh these videos are better they are more educational and entertaining

    • Lel
      Lel Anos atrás

      *exurb1a has entered the chat*

    • Morty
      Morty Anos atrás +2

      It's been my favorite BY FAR since day 1! (I mean the day I found it like 4 years ago)

  • Skytube
    Skytube 8 meses atrás

    I was curious about this from watching The Expanse, where ships shoot at eachother with nuclear torpedos.

  • cmatrix4761
    cmatrix4761 9 meses atrás

    Okay that was actually good; I kind of figured it'd be a panic video about the risks (this being the first time I've seen any of your work), but you guys did a good job :-D

  • Adam Fletcher
    Adam Fletcher 5 meses atrás

    These videos are awesome and fascinating the deep sea one was great

  • J4 Filmz
    J4 Filmz 9 meses atrás

    Would planting the nuke in a deep hole or directly within the core of the moon cause more damage to the moon, possibly exploding it from the inside out?

    • Minecrafting_il #DislikeRebellion
      Minecrafting_il #DislikeRebellion 7 meses atrás

      Because of the reasons in the video, I don't think the moon would care that much, but anyone on the moon's surface will.

  • T -DUDE
    T -DUDE Anos atrás +1481

    Some country in a war :let’s take this outside
    Moon: *heavy breathing*

    • Guhan Athreya
      Guhan Athreya 11 meses atrás

      what do you mean?

    • Zachion
      Zachion Anos atrás +3

      @Daniel it’s the fucking internet it’s not like people can’t think of the same thing

    • Maida._k
      Maida._k Anos atrás +1

      10 th replie

    • turan
      turan Anos atrás +2


    • Fake Name
      Fake Name Anos atrás +2

      >implying the moon is a masochist
      ngl that's pretty funny

  • J D
    J D 9 meses atrás

    The question needs to be, 'what if we don't nuke the moon?'
    This video is just pure diversion from the real questions we need to be facing up to.

  • ItsHollowBoy15
    ItsHollowBoy15 6 meses atrás +1

    This man makes great content on his videos and I like the animation he uses in all of his videos

  • zymmer4
    zymmer4 9 meses atrás

    Being that the moon is hollow, and probably artifical, it might be in our best intrests not to nuke it..It might be like shaking a hornet nest...

  • Beezchurger
    Beezchurger 4 meses atrás

    "And a flaming star of nuclear death is born" AMAZING LINE

  • musix
    musix Anos atrás +1710

    Kurzgesagt: "Maybe we should not do that"
    Moon: Sigh of relief

    • Crab Nebula
      Crab Nebula Anos atrás

      @Marcela Cavalheiro people and the machines built by said people: *sigh of relief*

    • Jarski l
      Jarski l Anos atrás

      Humans: *How about I do...Anywayyyy*

    • Ortherner
      Ortherner Anos atrás

      @Marcela Cavalheiro yep

    • Commissar Chaotic
      Commissar Chaotic Anos atrás

      *Damned theme intensifies*

  • D'Hotness McAwesome
    D'Hotness McAwesome 9 meses atrás

    I'm stuck on the "why" aspect of nuking the moon. I mean... was it out of line? Like NUKE out of line? I doubt it. Let's talk this out.

  • Adrian Åslund
    Adrian Åslund 7 meses atrás

    But what if the nuke was drilled down way past the surface?

  • Eugene Minton
    Eugene Minton 9 meses atrás

    i had a dream long ago, that played out like a movie or video game. where a space ferrying vessel landed on a planet and then was "transformed" into a giant piece of artillary to use its propulsion system like a great cannon.... firing holes through mountains. hitting the moon with a nuke would be one thing, but thou the idea of the dream seems crazy, i feel someday it will be a reality. you see right now we are working on creating containment systems/processes that are strong enough to contain nuclear fusion.... they always say we are 40 years away, but i doubt that. anyhow... we've had rockets people thought about using nuclear charges to "push" in space.... we've had rockets... (historically speaking you can look up "the big stick") most think it was just a line in a speech.... but it was a rocket that used a reactor to create the thrust to propel itself though the atmosphere... with many many drawbacks.... can't say either went beyond the design phase, but as far as testing them out, i can't say i remember well enough for that. anyhow... to my point. do you think if we are able to contain a nuclear detonation well enough to direct its flow, that it could be used as a propulsion medium? as a potential weapon as well? and if so, could we move the moon without destroying it? and the biggest question.... since the blasts are waves of radioactive materials... just how much would our atmosphere be able to take before any kind of breaking point?

  • phelipe_
    phelipe_ 7 meses atrás

    These are starting to sound more and more like plans rather than hypotheses.

  • Daffa-D
    Daffa-D Anos atrás +2561

    "bedrock is pulverised to rubble"
    my life was a lie.

    • Qwerty Player1
      Qwerty Player1 Anos atrás

      Minecraft players:
      *Falls to knees*
      *Dramatic Pause*

    • Ian Canty
      Ian Canty Anos atrás

      @Cow Okay, thanks! I get it now. The thing is I didn’t know anything about Minecraft or how it plays. After you told me, I googled Minecraft. The most incredible thing I found out was that it’s original developer sold the whole thing to Microsoft for $2.5 billion.

    • Cow
      Cow Anos atrás +1

      @Ian Canty So, its about Minecraft, basically you cant break bedrock in Minecraft.

    • Ian Canty
      Ian Canty Anos atrás

      @Shudeepta Rahman But that’s the point I’m making. Of course the joke’s gone over my head, otherwise I wouldn’t be asking what it’s all about. I have no idea what the joke is. “ “Bedrock was pulverised to rubble” my life was a lie “ “ literally means nothing to me.

    • Shudeepta Rahman
      Shudeepta Rahman Anos atrás

      @Ian Canty r/wooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooosh (yes it needed that many o s)

  • Attila Kovács
    Attila Kovács 3 meses atrás

    "The flaming star of nuclear death is born."
    "So far, so good." 😕
    My question: WTF nuke the moon for? To prove that we can do it? Very sensible!

  • youtubeus ername1
    youtubeus ername1 4 meses atrás

    How different would it be if it was done on Europa or IO or any other icy moons, since they have a thin atmosphere and all. And what about mars? Does "the atmosphere is too thin to be useful but too thick to ignore" still stand?

  • Nacho Lukaszewicz
    Nacho Lukaszewicz 9 meses atrás

    In conclusion, if we don't nuke the moon, we won't be missing out on anything good.

  • Cookie🍪Gaming
    Cookie🍪Gaming 6 meses atrás +1

    kurzgesagt: We give you needed info of the universe
    Also kurzgesagt: What if we nuke the Moon?

  • Phantom Wraith
    Phantom Wraith Anos atrás +1708

    Humans: **Shoots a nuke at the moon**
    The Moon, which has been hit by asteroids a hundred times more powerful than the Tsar Bomb: "Oh no. Anyway."

    • Carnage
      Carnage Anos atrás +1

      @Victor Vo A scratch, your arms off

    • Victor Vo
      Victor Vo Anos atrás +4

      Tis but a scratch

    • T00NYBOY
      T00NYBOY Anos atrás +7

      @lostloli ☆゚.*・。゚ Politics, how tiresome

    • lostloli ☆゚.*・。゚
      lostloli ☆゚.*・。゚ Anos atrás +2

      @McBlocc politics, why is that even being brought up?

    • vespyr
      vespyr Anos atrás +5

      The moon is literally the child of a planet banging the Earth so hard it died. The moon is all that is left. It's entire existence is born of the most unimaginable levels of catastrophe our young system has ever seen, but sure, nukes.

  • Whitequill Riclo
    Whitequill Riclo 9 meses atrás

    I know it would be more of significantly different but, what would space war be like if there is no oxygen?
    We all know what imaginary war is from Star Wars, Star Trek, Even Online. But what would it actually be like?

  • the hillbilly gamer !
    the hillbilly gamer ! 2 meses atrás

    Even if we drilled 10 miles deep into the moon and put all the nuclear weapons that we had on the entire planet down in that hole and set it off all at once it still wouldn't blow the moon up it might blow a decent size chunk off of it but guess where that chunk would probably wind up crashing into

  • גבריאל פאלקאו
    גבריאל פאלקאו 7 meses atrás

    Now I want to see what would happen to Mars if we used all Earth's fissile material to nuke it.
    Better yet, nuke Jupiter. Like, since a nuke ignites the hydrogen in a H bomb to make it bigger, I'd like to see it on Jupiter, how much Jupiter's hydrogen would power up such a blast.

    • Jacob Pierce
      Jacob Pierce 7 meses atrás

      Ah I know the perfect response to this suggestion.
      FUCK NO GUY!

  • Eggs Cheese
    Eggs Cheese 9 meses atrás

    i would love a video about nuking different objects in the solar system

  • helmut helmlos
    helmut helmlos Anos atrás +1017

    "Nukes are bad"
    "Lets build a Moonbase"
    Lets Nuke IT"

    • Bradford Shaun Murray
      Bradford Shaun Murray Anos atrás

      @helmut helmlos you got the code?

    • helmut helmlos
      helmut helmlos Anos atrás

      @Bradford Shaun Murray why do we lit fireworks on new year? because it looks AWESOME!!!!! NUKE IT!!!!!

    • Roeland
      Roeland Anos atrás +1

      @Funnycat 77 but its funny

    • Bradford Shaun Murray
      Bradford Shaun Murray Anos atrás +3

      ...shouldn't the question to short circuit this whole question be 'why would you want to nuke the moon'?

  • Chad • 10 years ago
    Chad • 10 years ago 5 meses atrás +2

    Kurzgesagt videos keep giving me goosebumps meaning good content

  • Miracle
    Miracle 9 meses atrás

    This gave me an idea, what if an asteroid was headed for earth. Couldn`t we change it`s trajectory so that it hit the moon instead?

  • Motto H
    Motto H 9 meses atrás

    The soundtrack to this video has no business being this good. Felt like I was watching a Kurzgesgagt version of Interstellar. Perfect rocket music.

  • Hehe Boi
    Hehe Boi 6 meses atrás

    I love the footprints on the moon 🤣 attention to detail

  • Vidit Sinha
    Vidit Sinha Anos atrás +313

    Can we just appreciate how this quality content is available free

  • Rizwana
    Rizwana 9 meses atrás

    It will NEVER happen because the moon is inside the Earth's firmament, any attempt to destroy it will make life quite difficult on Earth as well.

  • Internet Referee
    Internet Referee 4 meses atrás

    I find it simultaneously encouraging and disheartening that humans had to make a video to be like "let's maybe not nuke the moon ya know?"

  • pro gemer
    pro gemer 4 meses atrás

    what if we explode a thermonuclear bomb on moon though? (they are about 1000 times more powerful than atomic bombs)

  • Kobe Abogutal
    Kobe Abogutal 9 meses atrás

    "What if we nuke the moon?" That sounds like something I can't explain

  • BringerOfDonuts
    BringerOfDonuts Anos atrás +1377

    “What if we nuke the moon?”
    Dr. Eggman: “Pathetic.”

  • nothri
    nothri 7 meses atrás +1

    So what I’m hearing is that we will need to use a lot more nuclear bombs to destabilize that orbit or completely destroy the moon. CAN DO!

  • Dinkin Flicka
    Dinkin Flicka 9 meses atrás

    How would there be ejected moon rocks with no shockwave? Wouldn’t it be nothing more than a very hot expansive fireball and radiation?

  • Scott Draper
    Scott Draper 9 meses atrás

    I thought they’d already dropped a nuclear weapon on the moon and allegedly “it rang like a bell for hours”.

  • Kinglink Reviews
    Kinglink Reviews 7 meses atrás

    "So let's not nuke the moon." But I still really want to.

  • Hajirah
    Hajirah Anos atrás +3653

    "Hey Ferb, I know what we're going to do today. "

  • Fluffy Star Cat
    Fluffy Star Cat 8 meses atrás

    When you realize there are life forms on the moon but you already sent the nuke: PANIC

  • Oleg B
    Oleg B 4 meses atrás

    You would need a plasmathor : A canon that shoots very dense but thin plasma of antimatter.

  • ElGatoSushi3D
    ElGatoSushi3D 6 meses atrás

    now we need to know this cuestion: "what if we detonate every single nuke in the moon?"