How Small Is An Atom? Spoiler: Very Small.

  • Published: 20 January 2015
  • Atoms are very weird. Wrapping your head around exactly how weird, is close to impossible - how can you describe something that is SO removed from humans experience? But then again, they kind of make up everything, so let us try anyways.
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    • Epic2019Shift
      Epic2019Shift  10 日 前

      New Sub. Best wishes. Thanks for sharing, Lord-Jesus-Christ com

      • TZO_Ghoul
        TZO_Ghoul  ヶ月 前

        @Aryan Das but that would a paradox if everything is made up of something smaller, it could go to something infinitely small which is impossible, and would change a lot of the way we see the world

        • Aryan Das
          Aryan Das  ヶ月 前

          @TZO_Ghoul right, u got a good ideology, i even believe that as something is bigger/smaller w.r.t. us, there might be something like a much bigger quark which is made up of Multiverses/universes....?? And maybe there is a universe inside the smallest discovered entity?

          • TZO_Ghoul
            TZO_Ghoul  2 ヶ月 前

            Wait wouldn't that mean that atoms are not the smallest objects in the universe, since they are made up of quarks? If so that would mean even quarks would have to be made of something even smaller right? But if that is the case it means there would be even smaller things making up the objects that make up quarks? If that makes any sense, also meaning that there could be something in our universe that would be thousands of times smaller then atoms. Now that would be an interesting thought?

            • Aryan Das
              Aryan Das  4 ヶ月 前


              • TC Terrence
                TC Terrence  19 時間 前

                All hydrogen atoms are the same? What are isotopes then?

                • Jeevani
                  Jeevani  20 時間 前

                  4:05 i spy with my little eyes, a Pokeball!

                  • tntzinho br
                    tntzinho br  2 日 前

                    A real definição de spoiler no titulo

                    • Empirical Thinking
                      Empirical Thinking  3 日 前

                      umm fascinating... a bunch of atoms are learning about themselves.

                      • Noface Norname
                        Noface Norname  3 日 前

                        All atoms of same element are not same there is something called isotopes (btw love ur channel

                        • Nithin Yadav
                          Nithin Yadav  5 日 前

                          How is light produced

                          • random happens here
                            random happens here  5 日 前

                            I’m not in a room tho...I’m waiting for a bus while sitting on the street

                            • Jayann Contreras
                              Jayann Contreras  6 日 前

                              Nein nein nein

                              • Coconut Jam
                                Coconut Jam  7 日 前

                                Idk why but I'm really pissed off because they put spoilers in the title even tho it doesnt .matter.

                                • OOF Plays
                                  OOF Plays  7 日 前

                                  Why would anybody dislike Kurzgesagt's videis, they are awsome :D

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                                      mention mate  7 日 前

                                      obsessed with pokemon...🤧

                                      • Sans Cat
                                        Sans Cat  8 日 前

                                        I am so confused

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                                          ship another ship  8 日 前

                                          Watching this makes me feel i was paying attention through my A levels

                                          • Kakgamer
                                            Kakgamer  8 日 前

                                            Universe is made up of protons, electrons, neutron and some *_MoRoNs_*

                                            • עתליה בן חיים


                                              • My Piano Music
                                                My Piano Music  9 日 前

                                                4:07 anyone noticed the Pokéball on the girl's belt?

                                                • Epic2019Shift
                                                  Epic2019Shift  10 日 前

                                                  New Sub. Best wishes. Thanks for sharing, Lord-Jesus-Christ com

                                                  • General Grievous
                                                    General Grievous  12 日 前

                                                    What holds atoms together/how do bodies of atoms interact with other atoms basically: how do atoms prevent people from falling through chairs and stuff

                                                    • Cory Bigelow
                                                      Cory Bigelow  8 日 前

                                                      Thoughts & prayers.

                                                      • BossKillerRobux YT
                                                        BossKillerRobux YT  12 日 前

                                                        Quarks are as small as a zeptometer I think it is like the quinvigintillionth of a meter

                                                        • Peter Parker
                                                          Peter Parker  12 日 前


                                                          • thorini
                                                            thorini  10 日 前

                                                            Aww man

                                                            • Rudi Irawan
                                                              Rudi Irawan  12 日 前

                                                              We are Mr. Atom . In real life

                                                              • LSkitt
                                                                LSkitt  18 日 前

                                                                0:40 Me is outside HMM

                                                                • Failed Hivemind
                                                                  Failed Hivemind  18 日 前

                                                                  *reads title* Hmm... yes, the floor here is made out of floor.

                                                                  • kokos wodofan
                                                                    kokos wodofan  19 日 前

                                                                    So many tardis 2:22

                                                                    • Archer Taffeta
                                                                      Archer Taffeta  19 日 前

                                                                      . .

                                                                      • Ayna Balqis
                                                                        Ayna Balqis  19 日 前

                                                                        My brain expanded

                                                                        • Hleketile Chauke
                                                                          Hleketile Chauke  20 日 前


                                                                          • anyone who doesn't sub is gay

                                                                            Spoiler: its small Hmmmmmm yes the floor is made out of floor

                                                                            • Yoga Armuza
                                                                              Yoga Armuza  23 日 前

                                                                              Flatearther say that atom photos are CGI, and .... Finally .... WE ARE CGI TOO !!!!!! so ... We just a object in a simulation *X Files Music Playing* Lol

                                                                              • João Miguel
                                                                                João Miguel  24 日 前

                                                                                2:02 Hitler when he see modern germany

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                                                                                  Need Break  24 日 前

                                                                                  4:04 anyone noticed the pokeball belt?

                                                                                  • bacon 120
                                                                                    bacon 120  24 日 前

                                                                                    So wverything that exists are made of the same thing

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                                                                                      BOLOGNA MAPPING  24 日 前

                                                                                      2:02 Hitler shouting in his bunker

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                                                                                          2:22 tardis

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                                                                                              DarkWoods26  27 日 前

                                                                                              Why is the Titel of the intro in German and the video in english?

                                                                                              • Red Bow
                                                                                                Red Bow  28 日 前

                                                                                                What's the smallest thing? Noob brain: E-Screws Parasites: Pinworms Dumbs: Cells Young Nerds: Proteins 10 year old nerds: Atoms 18 year olds: Quarks Smart people: Planck lengths

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                                                                                                  A Panda  28 日 前

                                                                                                  2:03 you know what

                                                                                                  • Adromeda Galaxy
                                                                                                    Adromeda Galaxy  28 日 前

                                                                                                    Hydrogen Helium Lithium Beryllium Boron Carbon Nitrogen Oxygen Fluorine Neon Sodium Magnesium Aluminium Silicon Phosphorus Sulfur Chlorine Argon Potassium Calcium Scandium Titanium Vanadium Chromium Manganese Iron Cobalt Nickel Copper Zinc Gallium Germanium Arsenic Selenium Bromine Krypton Rubidium Strontium Yttrium Zirconium Niobium Molybdenum Technetium Ruthenium Rhodium Palladium Silver Cadmium Indium Tin Antimony Tellurium Iodine Xenon Cesium Barium Lanthanum Cerium Praseodymium Neodymium Promethium Samarium Europium Gadolinium Terbium Dysprosium Holmium Erbium Thulium Ytterbium Lutetium Francium Radium Actinium Thorium Protactinium Uranium Neptunium Plutonium Americium Curium Berkelium Californium Einsteinium Fermium Mendelevium Noblenium Lawrencium Rutherfordium Dubnium Seaborgium Bohrium Hassium Meitnerium Darmstadium Roentgenium Copernicium Nihonium Flerovium Moscovium Livermorium Tennessine Oganesson That's all of the 118 elements of the periodical table Bonus Earths Crust 50% oxygen Silicon 30% Calcium 5% Iron 10% Aluminum 20% Other 15% Human Body Oxygen 70% Carbon 10% Hydrogen 15% Others 10%

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                                                                                                      Lenny Mapper  29 日 前

                                                                                                      If atom so tiny THEN HOW TO CUT THEM IN HALF???!!

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                                                                                                          Accelerating atoms to smash each other, overcoming the subatomic forces

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                                                                                                            We can cut then CUT OUR HANDS

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                                                                                                                  Satou Kazuma  ヶ月 前

                                                                                                                  Science can't explain everything Science are the rules behind everything -Dr Stone and the Great Kazuma

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                                                                                                                    Aqua Sama  ヶ月 前

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                                                                                                                        @Satou Kazuma Nande Kazuma-san

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                                                                                                                          Satou Kazuma  ヶ月 前

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                                                                                                                            • Häuptling der Sache
                                                                                                                              Häuptling der Sache  ヶ月 前

                                                                                                                              WHY ARE THERE SO MANY ATOMS

                                                                                                                              • Häuptling der Sache
                                                                                                                                Häuptling der Sache  ヶ月 前

                                                                                                                                EXISTENCE IS SO GRAY

                                                                                                                                • BoostMan YT
                                                                                                                                  BoostMan YT  ヶ月 前

                                                                                                                                  What's inside a matter

                                                                                                                                  • Leandro de Oliveira
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                                                                                                                                    • The YouTube Messiah
                                                                                                                                      The YouTube Messiah  ヶ月 前

                                                                                                                                      I thought atoms were people named after that religious guy

                                                                                                                                      • Peniel Chery
                                                                                                                                        Peniel Chery  ヶ月 前


                                                                                                                                        • lena bena
                                                                                                                                          lena bena  ヶ月 前

                                                                                                                                          qarks are a zepto meter

                                                                                                                                          • Looperz Crunch
                                                                                                                                            Looperz Crunch  ヶ月 前

                                                                                                                                            Atom defeats ant frickin man

                                                                                                                                            • Denis Letunov
                                                                                                                                              Denis Letunov  ヶ月 前

                                                                                                                                              These explanations make me only even more wonder how mysterious our existence

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                                                                                                                                                  Your Daddy  ヶ月 前

                                                                                                                                                  3:45 Actually a helium atom has 2 protons and 2 neutrons in its nucleus not only 1 neutron

                                                                                                                                                  • Your Daddy
                                                                                                                                                    Your Daddy  ヶ月 前

                                                                                                                                                    @Kevin Acosta but they mentioned helium not helium 3

                                                                                                                                                    • Kevin Acosta
                                                                                                                                                      Kevin Acosta  ヶ月 前

                                                                                                                                                      Isotopes do exist, and Helium-3 is an Helium atom with two protons and one neutron.

                                                                                                                                                      • PoTato Head PokéMario

                                                                                                                                                        you, mother, fucking, lair. SOME HYDROGEN HAVE 1 NEUTRON, SOME HAVE 2 NEUTRONS, MOST HAVE 0 NEUTRONS! STUPID JERK!

                                                                                                                                                        • urmom notgay
                                                                                                                                                          urmom notgay  ヶ月 前

                                                                                                                                                          side to side comparison: my pp and an atom

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                                                                                                                                                              • AntoniSchmo
                                                                                                                                                                AntoniSchmo  ヶ月 前

                                                                                                                                                                "How small is an atom?" *f i l l s r i c e w i t h m o r e r i c e*

                                                                                                                                                                • Peniel Chery
                                                                                                                                                                  Peniel Chery  ヶ月 前

                                                                                                                                                                  Ok, I got u

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                                                                                                                                                                    Junjun  ヶ月 前

                                                                                                                                                                    Our ancestors were right to put gold as precious, it even has beatiful atomic configurations

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                                                                                                                                                                      The random Tofu  ヶ月 前

                                                                                                                                                                      hey whats up with the police box in like every vid

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                                                                                                                                                                        What do u mean

                                                                                                                                                                        • earth you are here
                                                                                                                                                                          earth you are here  ヶ月 前

                                                                                                                                                                          Tiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiny. Atom

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                                                                                                                                                                            I got entertained by the animation...yeah.

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                                                                                                                                                                              no one: no one in the universe: Kurzgesagt: LeSt'S fIlL a GrAiN oF rIcE wItH rIcE!!11!

                                                                                                                                                                              • Rob Funkhouser
                                                                                                                                                                                Rob Funkhouser  ヶ月 前

                                                                                                                                                                                The problem with viewing atoms and their constituent particles is that as soon as you look at it, the probability of knowing it's exact location changes immediately.

                                                                                                                                                                                • Joseph Peters
                                                                                                                                                                                  Joseph Peters  ヶ月 前

                                                                                                                                                                                  That spoiler is getting old now..........

                                                                                                                                                                                  • Elliot Tian
                                                                                                                                                                                    Elliot Tian  ヶ月 前

                                                                                                                                                                                    3:29 ur not my real mom lol

                                                                                                                                                                                    • Jacob Walcott
                                                                                                                                                                                      Jacob Walcott  ヶ月 前

                                                                                                                                                                                      Hitler during the Normandy landings while all his troops are in Calais 2:04

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                                                                                                                                                                                        • Hardcore Anima
                                                                                                                                                                                          Hardcore Anima  ヶ月 前

                                                                                                                                                                                          I love how this channel give us a notion about the size of so small things

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                                                                                                                                                                                            Shreerang Vaidya  ヶ月 前

                                                                                                                                                                                            When you think about unsubscribing from Kurzgesagt in German: 2:04

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                                                                                                                                                                                              Maikung Xc4y  ヶ月 前

                                                                                                                                                                                              The title was like "How do you live spoiler breathing"

                                                                                                                                                                                              • Eazy E.B.
                                                                                                                                                                                                Eazy E.B.  ヶ月 前

                                                                                                                                                                                                I can see atoms

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                                                                                                                                                                                                  • RJL738
                                                                                                                                                                                                    RJL738  ヶ月 前

                                                                                                                                                                                                    I would guess that the particles of The Standard Model are over 10 Tetrated to 100 times smaller in diameter than The Planck Length.