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Ok, phew. So we are done explaining any properties of black holes forever. If we ever talk about black holes in future videos we'll always link to this video. If you want to continue thinking about black holes a tad more, you can do so by getting one of the many black hole related things the Kurzgesagt team made with love:
The cringey gachatuber
The cringey gachatuber 7 dagar sedan
Anastasios Karagiannis
Anastasios Karagiannis 10 dagar sedan
Make a video about astrology, please.
Rai Farhan
Rai Farhan 10 dagar sedan
Plz try to speak using simple English ,so weak people's in English can understand...
Pierre De Agostini
Pierre De Agostini 15 dagar sedan
ADd closed captions maybe?
Kadir Bilgin
Kadir Bilgin 15 dagar sedan
Please add Turkish subtitles.
Gibran Ferrer
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3:19 love the tiny detail!! SUS
Djmintyfreshful 3 timmar sedan
Shadowblade Andy
Shadowblade Andy 3 timmar sedan
Finally got another video
Nehemias Perez
Nehemias Perez 3 timmar sedan
On the time 3:21 they added a among us character.why
Da_ding 4 timmar sedan
Can someone explain me, why does the halking radiation gain speed during the time? While the surface of the event horizon is shrinking, and therefore the amount of "halking interactions" on the surface, during time, should decrease as well. (By the assumption that the halking radiation is konstant during space time
Da_ding 3 timmar sedan
*(Konstant during space, time and gravity)
Leonardo Navarro
Leonardo Navarro 4 timmar sedan
At the 6:00 minute mark, there’s a reference to a singularity video, but no link. I’ve been searching for Kurzgesagt Singularity with no luck... anyone know where it is??
김강훈 4 timmar sedan
3:20 when even Kurzgesagt is Sus
Max Crespo
Max Crespo 4 timmar sedan
if anyone that can take me to space is reading this i’m allowing you to send me into a black hole for studies
bocoy noiu
bocoy noiu 4 timmar sedan
Such clips are better than Netflix
Connor MacGregor
Connor MacGregor 5 timmar sedan
Ah, time for my hourly extestential crisis
Official Fish
Official Fish 6 timmar sedan
ignore this comment 2:06 6:44 10:22 10:35
kamil22973 6 timmar sedan
nice fake video
Aidan Crowell
Aidan Crowell 12 minuter sedan
“Fake” 🤣😭
Seth Sabres
Seth Sabres 6 timmar sedan
"The singularity makes all things equal." Ah yes, the Communist Black Hole.
Omar Kachour
Omar Kachour 7 timmar sedan
At first i was like this is cool but all of a sudden everything just went insane
timmy 7 timmar sedan
7:29 imagine having easier mass
Max F
Max F 8 timmar sedan
What if we would create an energy field surrounding a space ship and fly it through a black whole?
강슈ᅵ우 8 timmar sedan
I love those birds.
Vander Cooks
Vander Cooks 8 timmar sedan
Space is so fucking amazing
Shaz Chowdhury
Shaz Chowdhury 9 timmar sedan
Amazing! I loved it❤️
Dj Pato - Deep House
Dj Pato - Deep House 9 timmar sedan
I have a question: if there's a black hole, why wouldn't the sun be an orbit for it since the hole is heavier ?
Roselle Oaks
Roselle Oaks 10 timmar sedan
The filthy sushi certainly bake because morocco subsequently mess up among a clever tongue. grubby gruesome, chemical bumper
TsunamiAnimations YT
TsunamiAnimations YT 10 timmar sedan
3:21 red sus
Twin Left Behind
Twin Left Behind 10 timmar sedan
Can you throw an entangled state and run the teleportation protocol backwards to probe what is inside the black hole?
Janene Dean
Janene Dean 11 timmar sedan
Law Bender
Law Bender 11 timmar sedan
Such clips are better than Netflix
Cooking Parker
Cooking Parker 11 timmar sedan
The bashful jennifer repressingly inject because party extracellularly shrug plus a somber community. outgoing, kindly icon
kaleid1990 11 timmar sedan
J. Anthropos
J. Anthropos 12 timmar sedan
I basically have more questions than answers now. But I guess that is normal with black holes.
Just Some Guy without a Mustache
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People who've seen Interstellar: I bet we'll find bookcases
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this isn't even a good comment
Sanquinity Timme sedan
Even in the context of the movie that is wrong. The future humans used the black hole as a medium to send the main guy to an extradimensional space. It wasn't the actual inside of a black hole.
Kiran George
Kiran George 7 timmar sedan
Oh god! I just met a person who thinks that the "earth is flat and 'space is fake'". Like, WTH?!
Syphotic 8 timmar sedan
Here before it blows up, high 500 replies people
Yourfriendlyneighborhood thesenate
Yourfriendlyneighborhood thesenate 11 timmar sedan
This guy is literally everywhere
Everett Burdett
Everett Burdett 13 timmar sedan
imagine if someone time travels by getting out of a black hole with an ender pearl stasis chamber
Anoushka Akella
Anoushka Akella 13 timmar sedan
All I want to say is Wibbly Wobbly Timey Wimey
Floss Man
Floss Man 14 timmar sedan
I've known the word for a long time, but it always brings me joy to hear someone else say "spaghettification."
LIANG DING 15 timmar sedan
the video sus at 3:19 very sus among us
The Gacha Professor
The Gacha Professor 15 timmar sedan
Did you see the little among us character? lol
NeighborhoodNinja 15 timmar sedan
Ooooo, so when Hawking says: There are ten million, million, million, million, million, million, million, million, million particles in the universe that we can observe. Your mama took the ugly ones and put them into one nerd. It was explaining about the life span of a blackhole.
Gnagnagatt 15 timmar sedan
i just wanted to say if the laws of phisics simply do not aply anything is possible in a black hole maybe even seperate realitys
Gnagnagatt 15 timmar sedan
me after i watched this video my life is a lie
Steven Santoso
Steven Santoso 16 timmar sedan
When i reached singularity i became usb
abdel Harris
abdel Harris 16 timmar sedan
mind blowing experience !!!
Raph Shmuel
Raph Shmuel 17 timmar sedan
there is an among us easter egg at 3:20 minutes
Mr, Turtle
Mr, Turtle 17 timmar sedan
when you can finally spell kurzgesagt.
Alfred Levin
Alfred Levin 17 timmar sedan
What if after a long time you get spit out somewhere in the past or future
Sinu-Mollweide Company
Sinu-Mollweide Company 17 timmar sedan
3:20 look at the bottom right. among us
Mali Art
Mali Art 17 timmar sedan
Haha the Tardis and the future mobil! So awesome :D
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Waleed Kh
Waleed Kh 17 timmar sedan
assumptions assumptions assumptions, no one can confirm any of this BS
Prutacz W Konserwie
Prutacz W Konserwie 18 timmar sedan
12:14 here is a little among-man in right down corner :D
thomas barram
thomas barram 18 timmar sedan
among us reference
Stallnig 18 timmar sedan
I love the eastereggs they put in everywhere.
Entropy 19 timmar sedan
I love this channel 1000000%
Jotaro Kujo
Jotaro Kujo 19 timmar sedan
3:19 amogus
Lemonass 19 timmar sedan
i feel bad for the people in 1 billion billion billion billion billion years
Jawwaad Sheriff
Jawwaad Sheriff 20 timmar sedan
After like 10 or so minutes of mind blowing stuff. I get hit by reality ehen he says he has made plushie lmao!!!!
RussianFoe 21 timme sedan
Coolest death would be to fall into a black hole ( i know you would die even before reaching it and it would hurt but that mirror effect damn )
Mr. Ink
Mr. Ink 21 timme sedan
We need arabic language please translate
Skinny ASSC
Skinny ASSC 21 timme sedan
thanks now i know how to deal with black holes.
Insert Name
Insert Name 21 timme sedan
send the last humans to the right region near it so time travel will happen
Recoil Mojo
Recoil Mojo 21 timme sedan
What if ~ Black hole white hole pair, matter that falls into the black hole is released into a new 'universe' or to a different place in our universe, recycling forever. Itzhack Bentov has an interesting model if you want to learn more
Ravi Kiran
Ravi Kiran 21 timme sedan
Asad Ahmad
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Nice video
Fernando Adrián Pedernera
Fernando Adrián Pedernera Dag sedan
Most destructive entity in existence. Humanity makes a meme out of it. We shall prevail.
C.A.P. Studios
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These black hole videos are so easy to rewatch it is crazy.
blockify Dag sedan
I always thought you could never actually see your self in third person. I was wrong
Zenendrah Hernz
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I just feel so infinitely miniscule after those numbers :">
VintageDragonfly Dag sedan
Black Holes are one of my favorite cosmic and physics topics. I've watched and learned so much on them. And this video managed to give me a bit of existential crisis lol. Just the sheer overwhelming level of "nothingness" that lies beyond that event horison.
M Something
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yeey, travel with Kurzgesagt ions into the future, where YOUR LOVED ONES ARE LONG DEAD, and see what the world will look like ^^
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3:19 AMONGUS 😳😳😳😳😳😳😳🥵🥵🥵🥵🥵🚁🚁🚁🚁🚁🚁🚁🚁🚁🚁🚁🚁🚁
Achim Wokeschtla
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Why black holes are call black holes? Why black holes are usually illustrated as a disc with a certain diameter? That makes no sense at all! Black holes are one or more stars, which are 3-dimensional objects, collapsed in itself, which is still a 3-dimensional object, only a lot denser than the stars were before collapsing. The black holes are as much a sphere as the original star, only smaller and denser. The event horizon is not around a disc but around a sphere. Space is not warped downwards but around the sphere in all 3 dimensions of space. A black hole is not a hole in space to somewhere else. It’s matter so dense that space is warped around it. To me calling it black stars instead of black holes would make a lot more sense.
Kartik jee
Kartik jee Dag sedan
Nice like always
Longbow64 Dag sedan
So black holes last so long because how they slow time possibly?
Jav Escobedo
Jav Escobedo Dag sedan
Ojalá que no descubran como crear un agujero negro en miniatura. Apágalo Otto apágalo.
Longbow64 Dag sedan
Thats still a whole mess of energy
Rick James
Rick James Dag sedan
I fell in a black hole if ya know what I’m talking about!!!!!!!
Zayd Vestal
Zayd Vestal Dag sedan
anyone seen christopher nolan’s interstellar ?
HallowedError Dag sedan
Does the increase in the speed of space expansion affect these blackhole timelines?
Shkhakh_Man25 Dag sedan
3:20 There’s an impostor among the birds 😳
Longbow64 Dag sedan
Wait, time is linear.... YT commentor's opinion: you can only go foward or near stop, not backward..
Longbow64 Dag sedan
Enter Event Horizon quotes........... Here:
Allan Lu
Allan Lu Dag sedan
Yeah I'm trippin
Heskiel Dag sedan
third person mode and time travel woah
Ka Dz
Ka Dz Dag sedan
what about 0,(9)=1 ? Is that means infinity isn't infinite?
Fabri Fernández
Fabri Fernández Dag sedan
In spanish please😢
oudonbail Dag sedan
There is circular porthole structures, they are just as likely to be gateways as they are light absorbing machines with infinite energy. We still believe there is a sun inside the earth basically. Imagine the energy it would take to melt the core for millions of years. Why does the schuman resonance spike during major world events. The only thing we have worked out how to do is measure certain invisible forces around energy. Imagine if we just havnt made the right instrument to measure new energies or even powers that aren't based on electrical energy
Rizvan ahmed Rafsan
Rizvan ahmed Rafsan Dag sedan
I loved the portal reference "there is no cake" reference ^-^
Jaime Fernández Diz
Jaime Fernández Diz Dag sedan
Mindblowing. I've just watched this video with a physicist friend and we have three questions. 1- How can the black holes generate their electric charge? If they are composed of "black hole matter" they shouldn't have it, or they should all have a charge proportional to their masses, and if it is due to charged particles they swallow, the electromagnetic field propagates as a wave at the speed of light, so it should not be able to go outside of the event horizon, should it? 2 - why the hawking radiation removes mass from the black hole? As I understand, it is in fact swallowing one particle, and gaining one particle of mass, not loosing it. 3 - this one is a thought experiment. If I had a very long rope, and I go near to a black hole and release the rope, so one extreme crosses the event horizon while I hold the other extreme (let's suppose I have an spaceship with enough power to keep me at a fixed distance of the black hole), what would happen? Would I be pulled into the black hole by the rope no matter what? Would the rope mechanically break due to the tension, with a piece falling inside and I keeping the other? Or once a particle of the rope crosses the event horizon it looses its bound to the rest of the rope and just falls on its own? Sorry for the long comment and the amount of questions and thank you for such amazing videos ❤
Bồ Công Anh
Bồ Công Anh 2 timmar sedan
@Jaime Fernández Diz Yes,the time curvature is perceive as gravitational attraction outside it, But inside event horizon, the 3 dimensions of space also leads you toward the singularity,which mean, up-down , forward-backward left-right now all now leads toward the center of the black hole and that’s the point of no return. This is because nothing is motionless in geometry of space-time, even a motionless object still progress toward the future,so as you doing nothing,not moving around,your future still be at singularity.
Jaime Fernández Diz
Jaime Fernández Diz 19 timmar sedan
@Bồ Công Anh it captures my motion in time even if I am outside the event horizon? And as you said, what if it is a very big black hole so the tide force is small, and I, outside the black hole, have an engin which prevents me from falling, so only part of the rope croses the event horizon?
Bồ Công Anh
Bồ Công Anh Dag sedan
3. the tide will be strong enough that individual parts of the string will be rip into elementary particles and leave the rest trapped all forever. but speaking truthfully the rope and you will fall into black hole at the same rate without being stressed if the black hole is large enough,you won't feel the tide until you crossed event horizon. because black hole not just capture motion in space,they're also capture your motion in time,which mean,black hole deviated your orbit by capturing your "future".
Bồ Công Anh
Bồ Công Anh Dag sedan
1. the fundamental particles that make up matter and the universe are identical. what make you and me to be completely different is the information. how they are arranged. so as the stuff fells into the black hole,the tides ripped all matter back into elementary particles. and those particles has electric charges,and that charge add to the black hole. just like mass,a fundamental property that conserved. if your mass is 70kg, as you fell into the black hole,it suddenly becomes 70 kg more massive. 2. Hawking radiation is very complicated,Stephen Hawking was made an incorrect explanation for public to easier to swallow. But simple speaking,in the process,black hole absorbing negative energy. And according to Einstein's Famous Equation relationship between mass and energy E=mc^2. we can reverse it to m=E/c^2. and you can see that negative energy given us negative mass. which mean Total mass + negative mass = Less mass. so black hole losing its mass in the process.
Tancredi Capucci
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My grandma always used to tell me. Never... Ever.. Trust a black hole....
El Tio Spike
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That hourglass example was probably the most extreme analogy i've ever heard
Jessie Taladua
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3:18 red sus
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"Something like a divide by zero error" It is quite literally a divide by zero error, density is mass divided by volume, and the volume equals zero.
Joe Day
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Is the speed of light faster than the speed of a chemical reaction?
Lavínia Sousa
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Xxxbadeenden Clan
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Time travel ? Interesting
Fecchi the illustrator
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riccardo manfrin
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4:43 I don't get why you are supposed to see no light while falling in a black hole.. I'd rather think the opposite occurs, since a LOT of bended light entering the black hole would have no other path to take than the one towards the center, hence would possibly find our eye balls in the way(?)
mosquito boy
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3:19 please no-
nitro99x Dag sedan
Your videos are just so incredible awesome, even though many don't really matter since it's just hypothetical. Still I much enjoy listening to your uplifting way of explaining.
Marian M
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I think it's pretty obvious the universe started off as a singularity, and it'll eventually end that way as well.
Trey Wilcox
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Wait if Black Holes are from dying stars and a supernova is from a massive dying star wouldn't they have similar effect? Like are they two sides of the same coin?
Sameh bouklikha
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this video should be you have it guys we don’t know everything we’re just making theories based on other theories that are half true lmao
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