What Happens If We Bring the Sun to Earth?

  • Published: 07 September 2017
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    What Happens If We Bring the Sun to Earth?

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    • Ten80Pixels
      Ten80Pixels  3 weeks back

      I can't say enough how great the music it.

    • Commando303X
      Commando303X  3 months back

      I believe the Tsar Bomba carried 50Mt of T.N.T., not 40Mt (was designed up to 100Mt).

    • Rustam Djakhangirov
      Rustam Djakhangirov  4 months back

      Very sorry to mention it this late but the Tsar bomb had an estimated power of 50-52 MTNS of TNT while the actual blast resulted in 54-58 MTNS of TNT equivalent. The Jekil-Hyde chain that was abandoned in process i.e. using another block of raw uranium 258 would double the destructive power. The problem of explosions and implosions is that the moment they go beyond the atmosphere the energetic force is lessened. Wouldn't that imply that a thermonuclear detonation of this projected blast would also exit the Earth's atmosphere and the destruction would not cause that dreadful effects?

    • Cut Man
      Cut Man  4 months back

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    • Adam Palmer
      Adam Palmer  5 months back

      Hot jello

  • Krix Remix
    Krix Remix  9 hours back

    Short answer: *WE DIE*

    • Red Pvla
      Red Pvla  19 hours back

      How did u guys even knew about this? And what if there are civilizations that actually live on sun that we don't know cause no one has even been in the damn thing

      • Noli the Extraterrestrial Furry

        sHoRt AnSwEr: YoU'd DiE

        • Shaun Dreclin
          Shaun Dreclin  2 days back

          The sun is a miasma of incandescent plasma 🎶

          • Chiang Kai Shrek
            Chiang Kai Shrek  2 days back


            • Steve Larkin
              Steve Larkin  3 days back

              He sounds like David attenbruh on space drugs

              • Kaden A
                Kaden A  4 days back

                Turn to Jesus

                • Harvey Sun
                  Harvey Sun  4 days back

                  Bringing the sun to paris and london burning, it’s just the fire of london II

                  • Yonatahn Domingos
                    Yonatahn Domingos  4 days back

                    Damn it rev

                    • Lydia YOU WILL NOT KNOW MY LAST NAME

                      ok they went far enough into the sun

                      • Lydia YOU WILL NOT KNOW MY LAST NAME

                        simple graphics i love these vids

                        • probrokristian
                          probrokristian  5 days back

                          gulag substance*

                          • Regin Henriksen
                            Regin Henriksen  5 days back

                            Videos like this are bangers at home, but boring at school

                            • Lumos
                              Lumos  6 days back

                              What if I bring the universe to earth?🤔

                              • exist in the now
                                exist in the now  7 days back

                                How would anyone even know this????

                                • Huzayfah M
                                  Huzayfah M  1 weeks back

                                  What about if we bought a sample of the earth's core to the surface

                                  • ilmu011
                                    ilmu011  1 weeks back

                                    Nice question

                                • rae
                                  rae  1 weeks back

                                  earth is a microwave.

                                  • ini 3
                                    ini 3  1 weeks back

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                                    Twice as much energy as 12kg of tnt this piece of sun carries the same energy as 25kgs of tnt.

                                    • Steph Beach
                                      Steph Beach  1 weeks back

                                      Sooooo, let's not do this.

                                      • ReinGacha
                                        ReinGacha  1 weeks back

                                        I never knew there was a fourth state..

                                        • Jacob AONE
                                          Jacob AONE  1 weeks back

                                          The core explosion: you can just say it's equal to the power of a death star from star wars at the lowest setting.

                                          • Jacob AONE
                                            Jacob AONE  1 weeks back

                                            Poor photons, they just wanted to get out...

                                            • Isabella Essien
                                              Isabella Essien  1 weeks back


                                              • La Ki113r
                                                La Ki113r  1 weeks back

                                                Aw yes the sun ... I want to take a closer look **bring the sun to earth** awww yes soo soo hot lol

                                                • Haven Edwards
                                                  Haven Edwards  1 weeks back

                                                  OMGOSH! That was Ice King!!

                                                  • Cypro Dex
                                                    Cypro Dex  1 weeks back

                                                    Short Answer: *you'd die*
                                                    Long Answer: *you'd die*

                                                    • hongchuan wang
                                                      hongchuan wang  1 weeks back

                                                      I will bring my *S U N H A T*

                                                      • Space creeps Jb
                                                        Space creeps Jb  1 weeks back

                                                        Kursgat: What would happen if you brought a tiny part of the sun to earth short answer you would die

                                                        Me: I DiDnt NoTiCe gEnuIse

                                                        • Chocolatez
                                                          Chocolatez  1 weeks back

                                                          sad that the world will end if theres some sun on the earth
                                                          my brain:
                                                          wtf how do u get a piece of the sun on the earth you're stupid

                                                          • Ralsei
                                                            Ralsei  2 weeks back

                                                            SPARE THE BIRDS, KURZ!!!!

                                                            • PUNisher Mk-69
                                                              PUNisher Mk-69  2 weeks back

                                                              Same thing that happens when you bring the earth to the sun

                                                              • DamoPlayz
                                                                DamoPlayz  2 weeks back

                                                                Ice king

                                                                • Tiago Dagostin
                                                                  Tiago Dagostin  2 weeks back

                                                                  "Human caused climate change". That is how you throw away it any credibility you might have.

                                                                  • Tiago Dagostin
                                                                    Tiago Dagostin  15 hours back

                                                                    @TheClasssy it's hard to argue with someone how uses a primary school level of scientific knowledge (generally oversimplificated or outright wrong) to defend a deceptive discourse.
                                                                    Earth is NOT a closed system like a greenhouse! Our planet's atmosphere irradiate (loses) heat to space.
                                                                    There is vast scientific data showing that carbon dioxide follows earths temperature and not the other way around. Even UN's IPCC research data (not their findings, their findings are not corroborated by the data they have) tells that. That means that it's not CO2 concentration that heat up the environment, it's the hotter temperature that rises CO2 concentration in the atmosphere.
                                                                    The three main Earths temperature variation factors are: the sun, the oceans and lastly vulcanoes.

                                                                  • ilmu011
                                                                    ilmu011  4 days back

                                                                    No u

                                                                  • TheClasssy
                                                                    TheClasssy  4 days back

                                                                    @Tiago Dagostin Lemme put it simply so you can comprehend. Greenhouse gases insulate atmosphere. The radiation from the sun retained more the more greenhouse gases there are. Humans produce extreme amounts of greenhouse gases. Though climate change is ultimately a natural process the earth goes through, it is undeniable that humans are speeding up that process. This decade saw some of the hottest summers around the globe ever.

                                                                  • Tiago Dagostin
                                                                    Tiago Dagostin  4 days back

                                                                    @TheClasssy since when science has become conspiracy theory? Since when politics isn't about power? I don't buy pictures politics paint to keep their power and I don't buy what ideologues say when they profit from it.

                                                                  • TheClasssy
                                                                    TheClasssy  4 days back

                                                                    @Tiago Dagostin Ok buddy. Keep living in your conspiracy filled echoechamber

                                                                • Jam T
                                                                  Jam T  2 weeks back

                                                                  No one:
                                                                  Short answer: you die
                                                                  Long answer: it depends

                                                                  • KryGeN!c
                                                                    KryGeN!c  2 weeks back

                                                                    Scientist: How do we solve climate change
                                                                    Get a sample from the core of the sun easy

                                                                    • Gwo Gaming
                                                                      Gwo Gaming  2 weeks back

                                                                      Just dont bring a thing from the sun in a lab ok

                                                                      • Đặp Chai Mẳn
                                                                        Đặp Chai Mẳn  2 weeks back

                                                                        🐍FUCKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK 💣YOUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU💥

                                                                        • A TF2 player
                                                                          A TF2 player  2 weeks back

                                                                          I never expected the sun to be that big

                                                                          • medexamtoolsdotcom
                                                                            medexamtoolsdotcom  2 weeks back

                                                                            Of course there's a distance where it would neither implode nor explode, causing the minimum amount of destruction. It would just be hot for a while.

                                                                            • Copyrighted Tree Yes
                                                                              Copyrighted Tree Yes  2 weeks back

                                                                              Other scientists: Donn't do it. It's dangerous.
                                                                              Kurzgesagt: You better keep your distance.

                                                                              • Lil Parkinsons
                                                                                Lil Parkinsons  2 weeks back

                                                                                lmao just print a puc of the sun dude

                                                                                • Aye Laniton
                                                                                  Aye Laniton  2 weeks back

                                                                                  Ice King!

                                                                                  • Delwynlouis Legion
                                                                                    Delwynlouis Legion  2 weeks back

                                                                                    Ice king

                                                                                    • Nerdy Guy
                                                                                      Nerdy Guy  2 weeks back

                                                                                      Actually its like this

                                                                                      Short answer: *death*

                                                                                      Long answer : *death*

                                                                                      • The Bears
                                                                                        The Bears  2 weeks back

                                                                                        Bruh just bring it to earth at night

                                                                                        • The Bears
                                                                                          The Bears  2 weeks back

                                                                                          If we took sun to the earth that would be so uncool

                                                                                          • Amit Gupta
                                                                                            Amit Gupta  2 weeks back

                                                                                            How is it a plasma if t is so dense that photons wander for years to escape it.