The Most Dangerous Stuff in the Universe - Strange Stars Explained

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Inside neutron stars we can find the weirdest and most dangerous substance in the universe: Strange matter. What is strange matter, how dangerous is it and what can it tell us about the origin of the universe?
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460p2 2 hours ago
feeling cute today... might start ww3 later... no biggie
460p2 2 hours ago
hmmm... a tungsten bullet in a railgun might work but the atmosphere is going to f up my trayectory...
460p2 2 hours ago
Hmm... how much powder does it take to shoot a bullet into space and how do I calculate the trajectory of the bullet in correlation to a satellite...
Dragon Dorado
Dragon Dorado 10 hours ago
Please do one on baby formula
Just some random guy
Just some random guy 9 minutes ago
I got an idea. You can probably talk about how Apophis will destroy the earth if it ever hits the earth.
Maxi Comics
Maxi Comics Hour ago
Keeping its’s size or so massive turn into a black hole!?.
Maxi Comics
Maxi Comics Hour ago
Wait nuetron stars are ways denser than our sun so wouldn’t it have more mass?!.
Wildvine05 Hour ago
2:40 All other quarks(including strange quarks) seem to decay away quickly. 4:05 Strange matter(which is made of strange quarks) is perfectly stable. Lol look at this perfect logic.
Ihsan Jaya
Ihsan Jaya 2 hours ago
Please Add Indonesian Subtitles i can't understand if i don't read in Indonesian...
박진우 3 hours ago
Too ezy to udstand
vebriyan pasha
vebriyan pasha 3 hours ago
My day was fine until I watch this video.
natemullikin 3 hours ago
Making strange matter red instead of green would have fed the plot in Star Trek.
nirny the furry
nirny the furry 5 hours ago
This is like the flood from halo
Charlotte Frantz
Charlotte Frantz 5 hours ago
so you could say stance matter is kind of... quarky.
mr walker
mr walker 5 hours ago
it's like cancer cell
Edp 445
Edp 445 5 hours ago
Yeah cancer is contagious af
yesterdaysguy 6 hours ago
yeah we'll probably destroy the planet before we get there.
Alexandar Narayan
Alexandar Narayan 6 hours ago
I can’t wait for an new kurzgesagt videos: they’re always fantastically well done. Please keep it up!
Jerwis Mulawan
Jerwis Mulawan 6 hours ago
Lupet talaga nito... Amazing mind blowing!!!!
Shiv Patel
Shiv Patel 7 hours ago
Brilliant video man
Crawlz 7 hours ago
If strange matter is perfectly stable, then why did matter overpower it when the universe formed?
smurfyday 7 hours ago
Go through the comments and you'll see all the joke templates kids (and bigger kids) use these days.
Crawlz 7 hours ago
Cool but how can we prove it? Why do you sound so sure of yourself all the time?
Luke Goatley
Luke Goatley 8 hours ago
the animation is once again spot on, will use more in my own channel so please subscribe
Dustin Goodpaster
Dustin Goodpaster 8 hours ago
I had a trip on DMT one time where I was shown the equation for how all matter in the universe works. If you ask the ultimate question while going into a DMT trip you can possibly see this as well. The ultimate question is: "Why does the observer effect the outcome?"
Crawlz 7 hours ago
I actually believe you could've witnessed something like that. I'm interested as to how you know what it was though.
Crawlz 7 hours ago
What'd it look like?
Tha LAW 8 hours ago
so the blob is a real fucking thing.... so much for sleep
Waldorf STULLSKIN 8 hours ago
This all seems very speculative and i see many holes in a lot of these theories
Crawlz 5 hours ago
+Edp 445 that's true to a point, but we do have knowledge that is pretty settled at least at a surface level. We know how to do chemical reactions even if we don't exactly know how atoms formed. We may not know all the workings of the universe but honestly we don't need to. Understanding what's inside neutron stars is exactly crucial information.
Edp 445
Edp 445 5 hours ago
+Crawlz well to be fair everything we see is speculative.
Crawlz 7 hours ago
Welcome to this channel. Bunch of speculative bullshit under the guise of "science." There's no proof for any of this, just like there hasn't been in a lot of them.
Spicy Cat
Spicy Cat 8 hours ago
It’s like crabulon.
Arkonaut Gaming
Arkonaut Gaming 9 hours ago
Human extinction: eh Birds: Nice
Samuel Hernandez
Samuel Hernandez 9 hours ago
Go sub to pewds
GARUGAMESH 10 hours ago
i dont care for your fearmongering clickbait
Dragon Dorado
Dragon Dorado 10 hours ago
Please do one on baby instant formula. You already covered GMO and vaccines.
HetNe$$ 12 hours ago
That's why we got scientists to think for us
Felix Andersen
Felix Andersen 12 hours ago
why do we not send a bunch of living cells and atoms out in space and to the other "Earth like planets" in our solar system so there can develop life in space? Then in the next few billion years or so the planets we have sent the cells and atom to, hopefully will develop intelligent life and then many discover each other. And if we did this, would that be a way of colonising the rest of the galaxy???
Gatsby gamerboy
Gatsby gamerboy 13 hours ago
thx Kurzgesagt
Edp 445
Edp 445 13 hours ago
why wouldn't a black hole be created if 2 neutron stars collided?
Edp 445
Edp 445 6 hours ago
+Crawlz well said.
Crawlz 7 hours ago
+Edp 445 yeah he says at the very end "or maybe not. It's hypothetical." But he really should stress it more. He's gonna create a bunch of people who think they understand astronomy and physics when all they're getting is a summary of theoretical ideas with no proof backing any of it. I wrote a paper about the differences between applied and theoretical science and I talked about the fact that many modern "scientists" make their living by making up theories that don't really bring us any further as a species. This stuff is all interesting but I think we need to accept the fact that were not gonna leave the solar system, and most of this stuff is just cool to think about, not to pour millions of dollars into.
Edp 445
Edp 445 7 hours ago
+Crawlz you're exactly right. He doesn't really put any disclaimer that these are all theorized scenarios.
Crawlz 7 hours ago
+Edp 445 the issue is collisions aren't very efficient so it's hard to believe that the mass would efficiently be compressed to singularity. However its quite possible that a black hole could be formed. We have no idea what happens. That's the problem with this channel. He often says things as if they're certain, but unfortunately we just don't know.
Edp 445
Edp 445 7 hours ago
+Crawlz hmm... I guess that's maybe assuming the neutron stars have the same mass but that wouldn't be true in most scenarios. the smaller neutron star would be ripped apart and slowly increase the larger stars mass while orbiting it. Then a black hole would be created and would pull the rest of the ripped matter into itself.
〈Clex〉 13 hours ago
Wait so I spent my time teaching myself particle physics out of boredom and figured it was all useless... when really it’s not?! What about charm top and bottom...? What?!
MR JUGZY 13 hours ago
Hello stranger 😊 Since you are here why not grab some stuff. 🍪 costs: nothing 🥛 costs: nothing Goodbye stranger 😊
Louis super gaming
Louis super gaming 14 hours ago
Thanos: **snaps and kills half the universe** Strange matter: HOLD MY OUTER SHELL
It's Leo
It's Leo 14 hours ago
Lets drop a nuke on it.
Rohan Javed
Rohan Javed 15 hours ago
this is the same fucking date as the black hole pic came out and its jimmy neutron stars aint dissaponted just suprised
Bunny 15 hours ago
It reminds me of frogspawn
Heather Habecker
Heather Habecker 15 hours ago
Strange matter: 4:06 Entropy: MY LIFE IS A LIE
Zhora Nadtochniy
Zhora Nadtochniy 15 hours ago
At 6:34 - why Saturn is green?
Edp 445
Edp 445 13 hours ago
6:34 why is the bird talking lol
DaniilTk 15 hours ago
We had "The Walking Dead", now we'll have "The Walking Strange"
Guilherme Araújo
Guilherme Araújo 16 hours ago
So strange matter is like reverse radioactivity? So stable that interferes with close molecules?
Stipan Lisica
Stipan Lisica 16 hours ago
Finally, a good kurzgesagt video...
JEŇÝK KOŇÝK 17 hours ago
Seriously... it's nonsense. If there would be strange matter in neutron stars and if it would transform everything into more strange matter, then neutron stars would immediately become strange stars.
Pyrodamix 17 hours ago
That's just hypothesis tho right?
Edp 445
Edp 445 13 hours ago
everything is a theory
Jennifer Elizabeth
Jennifer Elizabeth 18 hours ago
So, basically the plot of C&C Tiberium Universe... a meteor from a distant system comprised of neutron particles of a neutron star accidentally hits Earth and converts it into a neutron planet...
La Marie
La Marie 18 hours ago
Do a video about scientific denial
PlayCat X
PlayCat X 19 hours ago
What about the consciousness video? Part 2? Will you make it after 10 more videos?
Patterned Pike
Patterned Pike 19 hours ago
I feel like they gave Kurzgesagt 700 20% discounts but 12 people who work for them used it before the video went up.
Polyxeni Vamvakerou
Polyxeni Vamvakerou 20 hours ago
is all this strange matter thing just a hypothesis?
Crawlz 7 hours ago
Yeah. Don't buy into this guy's videos. They're cool but they're not really that educational.
Edp 445
Edp 445 13 hours ago
yup. we don't even know what's inside a neutron star.
Aethan Gaming18
Aethan Gaming18 21 hour ago
Harvey Sun
Harvey Sun 21 hour ago
I just realized that Kurzgesagt uses different intros for videos with different categories.
Anders Mork
Anders Mork 22 hours ago
Please make a video about the history of Kurzgesagt! Who, when, where, how and why!
Yun Hin
Yun Hin 22 hours ago
Can you do a video about fungi
CptClamsauce 22 hours ago
I never knew Ratchet and clank had so much space knowledge to make captain quark all strange green and muscular hahaha well played
Michael Reynolds
Michael Reynolds 22 hours ago
I am a strangelet.
kr. ashish
kr. ashish 23 hours ago
Can anyone tell me how to pronounce the name of this brilliant youtube channel which fills me with a lot of curiosity and knowledge?
Crawlz 7 hours ago
He's not that brilliant but 7:56
Kusogaki 23 hours ago
bill wurtz is subscribed to this channel, oh god.
Courtland Simkins
Courtland Simkins 23 hours ago
Idk about this one friendo
Lerum Lae
Lerum Lae 23 hours ago
I was waiting for this monster to be explained for a long time - thank you kurzgesagt. Another monster is gravitational strings, black hole in shape of a line that cuts thru anything and everything.
Warbledor 23 hours ago
Quarks are hypothetical subatomic particles, which meaning, they don't exist. As such, your video is flawed. Do some better research next time.
Crawlz 7 hours ago
Yeah I'm getting sick of this guy's shit. It's all hypothetical and he pretends it's educational.
The Iliad
The Iliad Day ago
Explain all dimensions
Tobias Pause
Tobias Pause Day ago
2 Questions. 1Why doesnt the strangematter transforms back if the gravityproblem is solved? (like leaving the Neutronstar) 2 Why is it infectios? One tiny strangematterparticle shouldn´t have the mass to effect the others. I always sayed we´re living inside an massive black hole which will be swallowed by the next one. Its pretty much the one reason why the the distances of the Universe are not increasing so much. Its hold together from the massive Blackhole which will be swallowed and united by the small ones we see today in billion of years. Its not unlikely that the Gravity rules inside an universal size Black hole change and become less present. At least that theory fits with the always refreshing circles we see elswhere in Nature. And the fact that the inside of an neutron Star is similar to the Bigbang leads in that direction too.
Koxun Arcadia
No birds die eh?
Cornelius Mr.BadGuy
I love You video
Joseph Stalin
Alright kurzgesagt is basically getting bored
Ibis-Incognito 2 hours ago
Hey,Japanese come on
Anime Thirst
Anime Thirst Day ago
Strange matters are humans (0_0)
leppy boy
leppy boy Day ago
is that a quack i heard 1:56
Zenon Pyro
Zenon Pyro Day ago
Either you're super stable or extremely high energy. Time to get energized
Cut Man
Cut Man Day ago
Most important thing in the universe: *S U B T O P E W D I E P I E*
yknow...i could have gone my whole life without knowing that at any moment we would be consumed by some green jizz
Jacob Claros
Jacob Claros Day ago
Is vacumm decay can kill a (fricking)blackhole
Anas Takiyudin
I'm not judging.
R3MYxp Day ago
Me: Universe, how do you work... Universe: I could show you, *but I'd have to kill you*
SCP 420-J
SCP 420-J Day ago
strangelets the most deadly bean
Daniel Wines
Daniel Wines Day ago
If I wasn't a broke college kid I would donate to this channel monthly
undi Day ago
Imagine if this was turned into a superweapon...
Gustavo Costa
Does strange matter violate thermodynamics?
Memelover12390 Fortnite
Much scared
Chrissie Jacobsen
what if was air was relplaste with helium
son hoang
son hoang Day ago
great! It's very useful
ggg2005 PAULINO
So strange matter is perfectly dense, as all things should be.
Andy Welsh
Andy Welsh Day ago
man kurzgesagt sucks now
friky driky
friky driky Day ago
someone know the Black hole picture
Leon Emory
Leon Emory Day ago
Hää Ist das jetzt ein deutscher Kanal oder englisch?
GehtNICh 2 hours ago
Hörst du doch selber oder?
Brandon Cobb
Brandon Cobb Day ago
I would sign up for Brilliant, but me and my time are balls deep in computer science and physics courses.
Fulano Beltrano da Silva
*STRANGER THINGS theme starts to play*
Xenoverse Dante
I love this channel lol
송진근 Day ago
What the... i can't understand. Am i weird?
Sergio García
Please upload more, I absolutely love your content!
X5 Day ago
how come strange matter is stable when strange quarks collapse back to down quarks when not in the cores of neutron stars?
JOE 1604
JOE 1604 Day ago
Hmm strange
Alex Hashaga
Alex Hashaga Day ago
this is total bullshit. we would have evidence of this happening already. shit video
That Other Guy
Thanos would like to meet these strangelets
That Other Guy
Whatever happened to vacuum decay being the most efficient way to destroy the universe? God dang it, Kurzgesagt!
Red matter anyone?
sey !
sey ! Day ago
Пожалуйста, кто-нибудь, добавьте русские субтитры.
Prestigete Day ago
Even strange matter needs a minimum of mass to be stable. Otherwise the LHC had destroyed the world so far. Secondly it is highly possible that our Solar System contains a lot of matter, who could came from Neutron star crashes.
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