Death From Space — Gamma-Ray Bursts Explained

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    Death From Space — Gamma-Ray Bursts Explained

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    • Cat tastrophic
      Cat tastrophic  1 months back

      How about SLEEP REM? Can you make a video out of it?

    • alae flow
      alae flow  3 months back

      Subject about relegion if is right

    • Poras kinneth
      Poras kinneth  4 months back

      I have a question Kurzgesagt.

      Can we humans rebuild the ozone layer?

  • TreeFiddy
    TreeFiddy  5 hours back

    GF: "I don't know... maybe we should wait..."
    Me: Show this video - "So you see, this is the reason why we should have sex today!"

    • Eric weng
      Eric weng  8 hours back

      what happens if two black hole meet

      • Daniel Stittums
        Daniel Stittums  8 hours back

        Love the pokemon reference

        • Phil Sangster
          Phil Sangster  14 hours back

          If life on Earth might be snuffed out at any moment, why bother with web design? I would argue we're all better off going outside and enjoying the moments we have, rather than wasting them at the computer.

          • Commetary Momentarily
            Commetary Momentarily  17 hours back

            _So how many pokemon are you going to use?_
            Kurzgesagt: *YES*

            • Xxgamerxx 35
              Xxgamerxx 35  1 days back

              I came here for A crisis I was not disappointed

              • sachin hajare
                sachin hajare  1 days back

                Kabutos ?

                • sachin hajare
                  sachin hajare  1 days back

                  Kabutos ?

                  • falco830
                    falco830  1 days back

                    12 year old on COD vs GRB: I’ll take your bitch ass to RUST one v one me scrub and I’ll 360 no scope you and your mom with my eyes closed and no perks

                    • Julian Sanchez
                      Julian Sanchez  1 days back

                      THE DEATHSTAR!

                      • Himanshu Thakur
                        Himanshu Thakur  1 days back

                        Why do I feel like, in next 70 years something terrible is going to happen

                        • CdHanz钦
                          CdHanz钦  1 days back

                          there are two types of peni- gamma ray bursts
                          LONG and *short* ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

                          • Anthony Ekes
                            Anthony Ekes  1 days back

                            How many Pop Culture references can Kurzgesagt put in one video?

                            • Devon Black
                              Devon Black  1 days back

                              5:31 Is that a Steven Universe reference?

                              • Jeff Hamm
                                Jeff Hamm  1 days back

                                Mega hammer of dawn

                                • Thunder Zeus Show
                                  Thunder Zeus Show  2 days back

                                  Answer these 2 questions

                                  • Thunder Zeus Show
                                    Thunder Zeus Show  2 days back

                                    Can you multiply 1 NONILLION times 678,453?

                                    • The Rakai
                                      The Rakai  2 days back

                                      5:12 lol




                                      Gotta Catch Em All

                                      • Gautiz
                                        Gautiz  3 days back

                                        there were pokêmon here 450 million years ago?

                                        • HypnoSkales
                                          HypnoSkales  3 days back

                                          The mystery of Dr. Stone has finally been solved

                                          • LittleKnight
                                            LittleKnight  3 days back

                                            Nobody:


                                            Kurzgesagt :
                                            Let's destroy the earth again

                                            • Click Splash Wow
                                              Click Splash Wow  3 days back

                                              I wonder how big the gamma ray is...

                                              • LordofBays
                                                LordofBays  3 days back

                                                2:46 That is the stealthiest Harry Potter reference I have ever seen.

                                                • Bruh moment
                                                  Bruh moment  3 days back

                                                  *Makes video on gamma rays*
                                                  Bruce Banner: it's all coming together

                                                  • Harth Productions
                                                    Harth Productions  3 days back

                                                    A ray so powerful it kills atoms.

                                                    • Mr. High school locksmith

                                                      "Kill us within an instant"
                                                      Better get started on a webpage

                                                      • Dr Phil uwu
                                                        Dr Phil uwu  4 days back

                                                        I love the pokemon reference

                                                        • Jochen
                                                          Jochen  4 days back

                                                          ...aaaand we're dead.



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                                                          • Ita Pentony
                                                            Ita Pentony  4 days back

                                                            Cool I always wondered why some black holes have stuff shooting out of them

                                                            • Vivek Acharya
                                                              Vivek Acharya  4 days back

                                                              That was a clever Harry Potter reference!

                                                              • BigMonkey125
                                                                BigMonkey125  5 days back

                                                                nobody:

                                                                gamma ray bursts: sniping's a good job mate!

                                                                • beep boop
                                                                  beep boop  4 days back

                                                                  Professionals have STANDARDS

                                                              • Random Guy
                                                                Random Guy  5 days back

                                                                Thank for giving me actual anxiety you ruined my day If I die I either go to heaven or nothing you know heaven is nice and all but staying there for infinity I mean for *ever whiteout an end* I couldn't do that but I don't want to die and go to nothing or something for ever to so what do I do? Nothing i do fucking matters at the end but still everyone including me are acting like it is I just wish I could do whatever I want as long as I'm here because we only get one chance but I can't and all of this is really upsetting me right now I just wanted to learn shit about space I didn't want it to fuck up my soul tho so thanks Kurzgesagt for ruining my day and giving me another big fear to the rest of my life👌🏽

                                                                • TacklessSix5
                                                                  TacklessSix5  5 days back

                                                                  what if it hit right after the video end or even.....right after I click "comment"

                                                                  • TacklessSix5
                                                                    TacklessSix5  5 days back

                                                                    good news guys! We are still alive.

                                                                • Ck lemri
                                                                  Ck lemri  5 days back

                                                                  5:14 omanyte, shellder, kabuto, corsola

                                                                  • gabriel sinohui
                                                                    gabriel sinohui  6 days back

                                                                    I felt a great disturbance in the Force, as if millions of voices suddenly cried out in terror and were suddenly silenced.

                                                                    • HC Febrian
                                                                      HC Febrian  6 days back

                                                                      5:58 that so dark but damn i loled so hard

                                                                      • Person - kun
                                                                        Person - kun  6 days back

                                                                        These give me alot of ideas for mass destruction.

                                                                        • Jackie Chen
                                                                          Jackie Chen  7 days back

                                                                          1:12
                                                                          here we see virgin walk and the chad stride

                                                                          • Paul Curious
                                                                            Paul Curious  7 days back

                                                                            4:50 That sun face though (lmao)

                                                                            • Derek Holcomb
                                                                              Derek Holcomb  1 weeks back

                                                                              Can’t help thinking you guys are Pokemon fans🤣

                                                                              • Kinkarter
                                                                                Kinkarter  1 weeks back

                                                                                Epic gamer moment at 5:14

                                                                                • Markski gaming
                                                                                  Markski gaming  1 weeks back

                                                                                  6:00 well ok then
                                                                                  *walks into baement and starts suplieing

                                                                                  • TurkeyBoi
                                                                                    TurkeyBoi  1 weeks back

                                                                                    5:15 So 450 Million Years Ago we had Pokemon?

                                                                                    • Benjamin Cushwa
                                                                                      Benjamin Cushwa  1 weeks back

                                                                                      "So, are they going to kill us?

                                                                                      Probably not."

                                                                                      In a stroke of irony, a Gamma Ray Burst struck the Earth just as Arthur was watching that segment of the video and died instantly.

                                                                                      An alternative, and much shorter, version of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, submitted by Ben Cushwa.

                                                                                      (RIP Douglas Adams.)

                                                                                      • Brennen Winterborne
                                                                                        Brennen Winterborne  1 weeks back

                                                                                        What is it with the Tardis appearing in practically every video?

                                                                                        • Melvin Hii
                                                                                          Melvin Hii  1 weeks back

                                                                                          4:41
                                                                                          *YOU ARE HERE*
                                                                                          4:42
                                                                                          *YOU ARE DEAD*

                                                                                          • dj Navi asura
                                                                                            dj Navi asura  1 weeks back

                                                                                            Can you guys make videos about hypersonic aircraft and Antimatter