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Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell
Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell Пре 7 месеци
We created our first app ‘Universe in a Nutshell’, together with Tim Urban of Wait but Why! You can get it here: Appstore: Google Playstore: Oh boy. Making an app is hard. It seemed so easy when we started. We underestimated the necessary work load and all the potential problems tenfold - this is not a figure of speech, this took ten times longer than we thought it would. And we are sort of used to working on big projects. So the first update to the app should hopefully be here in the next 24 hours (we are waiting for approval of the update in the app stores) - it will fix a bunch of small things that slipped through. We’ll constantly improve this thing because while it was honestly a horrible nightmare to make, it also was fun and we want to get better at it and make more things in the future. In case you don’t know Wait but Why btw, it is the best and most fun blog on the internet ( and if you don’t know it you should change that like right now. Tim and I collaborated for the first time in 2013 and we have been good friends ever since. And this thing was something we started talking about years ago. So what is this thing we made and why? You can seamlessly travel from the smallest things in existence, past the coronavirus, human cells and dinosaurs all the way to the largest stars and galaxies and marvel at the whole observable universe. You can learn more about each object or simply enjoy the sheer scale of it all. It’s a fun plaything. The app is inspired by the “scale of the universe” website by the Huang Twins that Tim and I spent a lot of time with when it came out years ago - and felt that it was finally time to create a Wait but Why and Kurzgesagt version. There are no in-app purchases and no ads. All future updates are included! Since this is our first app we would love to hear your feedback so we can improve it over time. Leave us a five star review if you want to support it. Kurzgesagt and all the projects we do are mostly funded by viewers like you. So if you like the app we’ll make more digital things in future! Ok! Thank you for reading - Philipp
Fryfy Пре 2 дана
Kommt das video auch irgendwann in deutsch?
Fmaily David
Fmaily David Пре 10 дана
I not seen that app
Tek Giap Ooi
Tek Giap Ooi Пре 21 дан
Me be reading 1 year later still not done reading
Adesh Benipal
Adesh Benipal Пре 25 дана
Why are you soo good!!!❤
Laurey Ritchie
Laurey Ritchie Пре месец
I love it
Bjürgen Rölfern
Bjürgen Rölfern Пре 20 минута
What about UY Scuti?
Jaisuo Пре 4 сата
after watching this, I have concluded I am a brown dwarf
j311y_3 Пре 5 сати
Ok, you didn’t need to personally and brutally attack brown dwarves like that 😭
S C Пре 6 сати
I have a complaint about our neighbour Andromeda, he keeps moving the border of our property line
Efg Пре 7 сати
Kurzgesagt: Whats the difference between you and a brown dwarf. Me: Idk..? Kurzgesagt: nothing, your both a dissaponment to moms
Righteous Red
Righteous Red Пре 7 сати
6:52 wow! An INSANE amount of light! That is such a scientific way of expressing the brightness, YAY SCIENCE
alex is hurt ado
alex is hurt ado Пре 9 сати
absolutely BRILLIANT!
King Ghidorah
King Ghidorah Пре 9 сати
Laughing at Sol
Anime Boi
Anime Boi Пре 11 сати
“That are a huge disappointment to their moms” Hmmm sounds Asian…
Russell Hodge
Russell Hodge Пре 11 сати
You people don’t know nothing! My girlfriend is the biggest star because she shines brighter then all these dumb yellow circles
Yourven Parianen
Yourven Parianen Пре 14 сати
Just imagine. A single solar flare from this beast could just wipe the entire life on our galaxy
YellowedMC Пре 15 сати
How I see this video: *AUDIO OFF & AUDIO ON NO DIFFERENCE*
Elom Nusk
Elom Nusk Пре 15 сати
brown dwarfs: exist kurzgesagt: *And* *I* *took* *that* *personally...*
Joseph Daniel
Joseph Daniel Пре 16 сати
Size matters yall.
Talan Lowien
Talan Lowien Пре 18 сати
0:41 Ha just like me
Andrew Martin
Andrew Martin Пре 18 сати
i wrote out the whole damn thing before i realized it didnt matter! not on board!
Sott Mert Yiğitoğlu
Sott Mert Yiğitoğlu Пре 19 сати
Uy scuti???
yo Пре 20 сати
It took 9 months for me from when the discovery of Stephenson 2-18’s existence to find out that it exists
Shelby 1
Shelby 1 Пре 23 сата
Yes this is true based off of the assumption they originally assumed they didn’t need science and apparently they still don’t need science just pseudoscience will work just fine for they’re religious belief system , poor atheists thought they didn’t believe in religion lol
Spicy Ice
Spicy Ice Пре дан
I keep getting different anwsers on what the largest is. Mostly UY Scuti and Stephenson. Which is mostly commonly accepted as the largest?
DrRestezi Пре дан
The universe is unimaginably huge and strange; our lives our ridiculously puny and pointless. Thanks for watching. =)
Neeraj Rishi
Neeraj Rishi Пре дан
Take away: for every big star, there is an even bigger star. Size mattress 😂😂
Gál Zoltán
Gál Zoltán Пре дан
why did this video just roast the fuck outta brown dwarfs?
T K Пре дан
Technically are sun is like 2 month old baby
Anime Secrets
Anime Secrets Пре дан
Kiran Raj
Kiran Raj Пре дан
I thought uv scoti was the biggest star
George Bryson
George Bryson Пре дан
Still smaller than your mom
Qasim Ahmad
Qasim Ahmad Пре дан
I'm sorry, where is VY Scuti here?
Victor Vogel
Victor Vogel Пре дан
Now the sun knows how earth feels
Phreshh Пре дан
Be aware that b's is not close to the description of ur words
Pi Power Up
Pi Power Up Пре дан
Max Caysey
Max Caysey Пре дан
I have to ask: At 0:27 you say Jupiter its 11 times larger than Earth, but in reality, something like 1300 Earths can fit inside Jupiter. Why are you calling this 11 times larger? This is clearly not 11 times...
Xenøphørm Пре 10 сати
11 times as in diameter
George Morales
George Morales Пре дан
Biggest Star Is Blackhole Star (Quasi Star)
[Insert Name Here]
[Insert Name Here] Пре дан
Jericho Пре дан
I want to recommend this channel to my friends but I can't pronounce the name
Soda Ju1ce
Soda Ju1ce Пре дан
Those poor suns
Ben Edgar
Ben Edgar Пре дан
The chord change at 3:57 and the music from there on 👌🏼
C4T4LY5T Пре 2 дана
Brown dwarfs aren't failed stars. They're overachieving planets.
Witherd._.R0se Пре 2 дана
UY scuti: am i a joke to you?
DeathEgg666 Пре 2 дана
Where is VY Canis Majoris?
Matthew Trappe
Matthew Trappe Пре 2 дана
Only true legends can see earth at 10:34. (pin this)
endm Пре 2 дана
I’ve watched so many space videos that the idea of something only taking 8.7 hours at light speed to orbit the biggest known star sounds underwhelming...
Diego Naya Lazo
Diego Naya Lazo Пре 2 дана
Zi-An Pan
Zi-An Pan Пре 2 дана
Brown dwarf: *exists* Kurzgesagt: >:(
Zi-An Pan
Zi-An Pan Пре 2 дана
yall literally killed brown dwarfs for no reason
Gaming Tv Tv
Gaming Tv Tv Пре 2 дана
When the title is in your actual laungage: *DISGUSTANG*
A Man of Culture
A Man of Culture Пре 2 дана
Deep corners? That thing is one foot away from the front door at best 😅 But yeah i get youre point
Shawn Sharma
Shawn Sharma Пре 2 дана
the dislikes are all the brown dwarfs
fremue 93
fremue 93 Пре 2 дана
Imagine you dedicate your life to find out stuff like this and then some people just say that its all fake and that the earth is flat...
Valvanera Aranzubía
Valvanera Aranzubía Пре 2 дана
Will you make this video in spanish?
Alan Haynes
Alan Haynes Пре 2 дана
There is no better source of physics education on youtube imo. Brilliant for kids and adults
VisInvis Пре 2 дана
I really hope this was intended for children
Nameless King
Nameless King Пре 2 дана
This takes the quote "There's always a bigger fish" to a whole new level, a galactical level actually.
mashrur lam
mashrur lam Пре 2 дана
Rho cassiopeiae: “what are you doing Stephenson”
C O R O N A L I T Y Пре 2 дана
am I that dumb or just small
Iced lava
Iced lava Пре 2 дана
Brown dwarfs crying rn
Jared Viars
Jared Viars Пре 2 дана
How does 2-18 compare to uy scuti in diameter? What would you consider uy 8n it's entire life cycle? Would love to understand the science behind why too!
Troy Bateman
Troy Bateman Пре 2 дана
I roughly calculated that if the largest sun mentioned in this video were to be 10km in diameter, earth would be the equivalent of 42mm in diameter
Extrage Пре 2 дана
There is no largest star, even if we find a star we have never seen this large there is always a bigger one.
Ben hughes
Ben hughes Пре 2 дана
5:02 “ *321 thousand, billion tons* of material through its stellar wind, every single second ” *Just 321 Thousand Billion because thats a number*
Casual Woomy
Casual Woomy Пре 3 дана
Thing we don’t know -what is 0 divided by 0 -dark matter -interior of a black hole -what kurzgesagt has against brown dwarfs
Alien Steamboat
Alien Steamboat Пре 3 дана
They forgot about Johnny Depp.
MrJJAussie Пре 3 дана
What about UY-scuti!
Slav Amogus
Slav Amogus Пре 3 дана
The thumbnails is spreading communism loll
Dogggy Dev
Dogggy Dev Пре 3 дана
this would take millions of years but imagine a dyson swarm around Stephenson 2-18
Kylie Schultz
Kylie Schultz Пре 3 дана
Aiden Johnson
Aiden Johnson Пре 3 дана
So what you’re saying is that our son is like a planet to other sons
StarBurst Flame
StarBurst Flame Пре 3 дана
Brown dwarfs didn't deserve all that sas
Yo momma Man
Yo momma Man Пре 3 дана
Me in 3rd grade thinking out sun is the biggest
Mr. Chuchy
Mr. Chuchy Пре 3 дана
Don't listen to him brown dwarf, he's just jealous.
Recycle BinLaden
Recycle BinLaden Пре 3 дана
I think Kurgesagt is the Asian Parent of Brown Dwarfs.
Flielow Пре 3 дана
Your app isn't free, I should hope there are no in app purchases.
david smith
david smith Пре 3 дана
These will be our resources in the future, if human beings can survive until then
Julio Paz
Julio Paz Пре 3 дана
Imagine hypergiants exploding lol
CJ Sinclair
CJ Sinclair Пре 3 дана
Bob Thompson
Bob Thompson Пре 3 дана
sounds like a reddwarf star is where to look for a highly advanced civilization.
Guinness Пре 3 дана
If all these red hyper giants are very far away they also existed a very long time ago, there may not be any left by now
Agus Prasmono Takka
Agus Prasmono Takka Пре 3 дана
Amazing ❤❤❤
Potato Пре 3 дана
My god the quality
Flashlight237 Пре 3 дана
Slight thing I should bring up, Deuterium is actually ²H, not ³He.
Calamitas GD
Calamitas GD Пре 3 дана
You gotta feel bad for that Brown Dwarf...
Fujiwara Meatball Shop
Fujiwara Meatball Shop Пре 3 дана
Roman 5:8 But God demonstrates his own love for us: while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
lolman Пре 2 дана
But he isn't real (god)
Divine Пре 3 дана
1:37 "we don't show the entire process here" what? are you afraid people are gonna make illegal stars in their own backyard?
Bearr Games
Bearr Games Пре 3 дана
When I watched this my Brian when... BOOOOM
This is Spod
This is Spod Пре 3 дана
"Failed stars that are a huge disappointment to their moms." You and i are not so different.
Nabeel Ahmed Khan
Nabeel Ahmed Khan Пре 3 дана
In Islamic theology its common knowledge that "On the doomsday Sun will be at the height of one and a quarter spear" and i always thought sun will ascend down for that to happen but now it makes a lot more sense; when our sun will exhaust its inner hydrogen it will cause faster fusion reactions causing sun to swell upto 100 times its size thus engulfing inner planets and touching the atmosphere of earth.
fremue 93
fremue 93 Пре 2 дана
The atmosphere and all lifeforms wont be there anymore, when the sun comes close to the earth
Mr ditkovich
Mr ditkovich Пре 3 дана
I cant get enough of this video, probably watched this 3x a month
awsumguy7680 Пре 3 дана
why does kurtzkesagt like to bully brown dwarfs :(
H I Пре 3 дана
What if we built a Dyson sphere around this thing lol
cheese mouse
cheese mouse Пре 4 дана
The other planets are lucky that they will survive when sun dies
Daniel Cruz Polanco
Daniel Cruz Polanco Пре 4 дана
Thats a little harsh dont ya think?
The Sun
The Sun Пре 4 дана
I am the biggest
Nathan Abebe
Nathan Abebe Пре 4 дана
omg its bigger than my mom 9:13
CSX guy300
CSX guy300 Пре 4 дана
You forgot UY Scuti.
- CherrieGummyBear -
- CherrieGummyBear - Пре 4 дана
to whoever wrote the description.... No u
gord8390 gord8390
gord8390 gord8390 Пре 4 дана
very informational and good use for astronomy begginers
A Пре 4 дана
Dumb question but how can we know what's the largest star in the universe when he haven't even been to other galaxies?
Rayan Mohajer
Rayan Mohajer Пре 4 дана
This makes me feel insignifacant
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