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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    • Junior Gabe
      Junior Gabe 11 dias atrás

      The quarks look like miis. From the wii.

      PHILL SHIVELY 14 dias atrás

      Strange Matter is purely Science fiction it Doesn't Exist Neither do black Wholes your whole production is Cartoons because it's all Science Fiction

    • Mattew Stone
      Mattew Stone 21 dia atrás

      I Like your video

      DISK0N3CTED 22 dias atrás

      Does black holes die out?

    • Felix Reuß
      Felix Reuß Mês atrás

      Yo i thought of a way how humankind could survive the cold-death of the universe. I know its just a theory but please follow me on this. So we know if humans survive long enough we can become an atleast type 2 society. If we get this far we could decompose dead stars and gas planets drive them both together and create a star artificially. I must admit i know very little about it but it could be possible. I mean we could create a dyson sphere or smthng around it and transport it via an hyperspace engine to a gas planet decompose both and see the star form it self. With decompose i mean blowing them up but with much less boom ya know? Maybe a laser of sorts or other things. Its crazy i know but it sounds great in theory. Waht do you think? Let me know ^^

  • Salçalı Ekmek
    Salçalı Ekmek 3 horas atrás

    ForEver yerine ForEva bune amk üniverse üniveees

    Orkun AYDINCILAR 4 horas atrás

    This so called "strange matter" reminds me of tiberium from C&C series. It is green, badass, and turns everything it touched to himself.

  • Antonio479
    Antonio479 6 horas atrás +1

    Kurzgesagt? More like Kurt the rat amiright guys

  • Amrith Nadendla
    Amrith Nadendla 9 horas atrás

    human+strange matter=shrek

  • Maxim Maxim
    Maxim Maxim Dia atrás

    Mooncake!! frm Final Space

  • ya boi
    ya boi Dia atrás

    Dark matter?

  • Jesus Ivan Becerra Leos

    El mejor canal que existeee

  • Israel Peralta
    Israel Peralta Dia atrás

    And what are quarks made of ?

  • Megs Donnelly
    Megs Donnelly Dia atrás

    I love the idea of using blackholes like cosmic trashcans to just chuck stuff we dont want to deal with into

  • White Knight
    White Knight Dia atrás

    Oh great... now we have to worry about the flood

  • Sight Field
    Sight Field Dia atrás

    You've come to the right place, if you see birds, cool visualization, and good speaker.

  • snsvalo hgets fony Fltkana

    the best channel

  • Guybrush Threepwood
    Guybrush Threepwood Dia atrás

    my roomate eat quark every breakfast because he wants muscles but I tell him many times is dangerous eating quarks. but he is dense motherfuker and not listen

  • T0M Phamtom
    T0M Phamtom Dia atrás

    A powerful hero controlling multiple abilities and the multiverse - aka Dr Strange
    Or one mini boi

    • Andrew Jones
      Andrew Jones 6 horas atrás

      very very very very very very tiny bois

  • N. Vree
    N. Vree 2 dias atrás

    Are there anymore videos provided regarding the Quark Stars? I'd like to know more about them.

  • Rodrigo
    Rodrigo 2 dias atrás

    So... there is hope!

  • Amgalanbat Chinbat
    Amgalanbat Chinbat 2 dias atrás

    Kurzgesagt videos are way scarier than horror movies

  • Kiến Văn Nguyễn
    Kiến Văn Nguyễn 2 dias atrás

    Strangelets: Exist
    Planets: am i joke to you

  • KoolBeanz4TheWin
    KoolBeanz4TheWin 2 dias atrás

    Kinda cool knowing we can just turn into a blob of strange quarks at any second

  • the1onlynoob
    the1onlynoob 2 dias atrás

    If quark matter is of sufficient density to produce strange quarks, what makes them so stable and immune to decay at such high energy levels?
    Following up from that, wouldn’t it be a leap to call them perfect matter if quark matter is the result of insufficient gravity to form a black hole and thus could potentially change into a more dense singularity?
    Also what makes strange matter so ‘contagious’ that other matter would forgo the normal process of entropy and spontaneously reach a higher energy state upon physical contact?

  • KildroneInfinite
    KildroneInfinite 3 dias atrás

    So if a Strangelet would convert the sun into a Strange Star why is the Neutron Star not converted?

  • Tora Blaze
    Tora Blaze 3 dias atrás

    Space virus

  • Kiến Văn Nguyễn
    Kiến Văn Nguyễn 3 dias atrás

    Strangelets: Destructing the universe.
    Thanos: Want to know your location

  • Kiến Văn Nguyễn
    Kiến Văn Nguyễn 3 dias atrás +1

    Strangelets: I'm the most destructive thing in the universe
    Black hole: Hold my gravity
    Strangelets: noooooooooooooooo

  • NitzTheGamer
    NitzTheGamer 3 dias atrás +2

    This is fucking terrifying

  • erzuh
    erzuh 3 dias atrás

    this made me scared that one day im just going to become a strangelet

  • Booper Dooper Vlogs
    Booper Dooper Vlogs 3 dias atrás +1

    More of these videos will be found in Area 51

  • DougtheDonkeyTV
    DougtheDonkeyTV 3 dias atrás

    Meh, it’s all gonna be eaten by black holes anyways lol

  • Uboa
    Uboa 3 dias atrás

    This kinda reminded me about Phazon from Metroid Prime, although it's different from a Strange Quark the fact that it essentially corrupts everything it touches is cool and scary.

  • This is Patrick
    This is Patrick 3 dias atrás

    In a nutshell: space hella weird

  • surearrow
    surearrow 4 dias atrás

    >> Scientist are learning that these videos are awesome..."or maybe not".

  • Mr Lordblader
    Mr Lordblader 4 dias atrás

    Fun fact: fun facts are not fun :)

  • Agu Rich
    Agu Rich 4 dias atrás

    Kurzgezagt: stragen qurkz convrt to rglar qurkz
    Kurzgezagt: it createz stragen matter

  • Agu Rich
    Agu Rich 4 dias atrás +1

    Kurzgesagt: it cud destroy da wrld
    Kurzgesagt: itz stabel datz y cud destroy da wrld

  • config
    config 4 dias atrás

    >really don't want to be together
    Can relate

  • ven ra
    ven ra 4 dias atrás

    Hmm... this is 'strange'.

  • Richard Polster
    Richard Polster 5 dias atrás

    What the duck

  • PRGG
    PRGG 5 dias atrás +1

    Everyone gangsta untill strangelet touches them

  • Edin Meco
    Edin Meco 5 dias atrás

    Fascinating. The Universe truly is a strange and we may never understand it. Strange Matter could literally be heading to earth at a fast speed but the Strange Matter could be trillions upon trillions of kilometres away.

  • A Google User
    A Google User 5 dias atrás

    We all already know how the universe began, but it's a little religious so I'm not going to say

  • Appoddigare
    Appoddigare 5 dias atrás

    Universe is such a creepy place full of creepy stuff

  • Leela Patil
    Leela Patil 6 dias atrás

    just put another qark ather than up and down ones maybe

  • Damir Vakhitov
    Damir Vakhitov 6 dias atrás

    I don't think this is the entire story. While it is true that strange matter can be contagious, the strangelets can also be ionized or something what makes them not harmful.

  • AntSwift1
    AntSwift1 6 dias atrás

    sounds like a black hole, because they would also eat up light making them black

  • heshers
    heshers 7 dias atrás

    strange matter is how the original xbox intro was made

  • Samuel Li
    Samuel Li 7 dias atrás

    When we have enough technology (like advanced particle accelerators) we can use strangelets as weapons! Most efficient celestial body destroying method ever.

  • 陳達運
    陳達運 7 dias atrás

    Quack:too much pressure, I wanna be alone

  • Abdul Rahman
    Abdul Rahman 8 dias atrás

    Well, now we know what Vibranium is made up of....

  • vengful howl 2358
    vengful howl 2358 8 dias atrás +1

    Strange matter: perfectly all things should be.

  • Lothric Dogs
    Lothric Dogs 8 dias atrás

    But when is the flood coming?

  • Steve Wharram
    Steve Wharram 8 dias atrás


  • Aidan Adkins
    Aidan Adkins 8 dias atrás +1

    2:33 The infinity stones.

  • Kiz Armstrong
    Kiz Armstrong 9 dias atrás

    I ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ your videos so much and I ❤️ science 🧪

  • Kevin Müller
    Kevin Müller 9 dias atrás +3

    Kurzgesagt: talks about _strange_ things
    Everybody in comments: *MEMES*

  • Logan Browne
    Logan Browne 9 dias atrás

    Question, is it actually green

  • Supertrain12
    Supertrain12 9 dias atrás

    Literally *_EVERYTHING_***: *exists*
    Strangets: It's free real estate.

  • See U Later
    See U Later 9 dias atrás

    So basically Strange matter is a cancer sick at microscopic level 😈

  • Oz Channel
    Oz Channel 10 dias atrás

    So we were gearing a black hole hitting us and consuming us, but we had zero idea a flying stranglet drop can turn us into another matter that also kills us, clap clap.

  • Songbird
    Songbird 10 dias atrás

    2:07 called quacks

    He didn’t said that but he could have

  • Chinchilla Warrior
    Chinchilla Warrior 10 dias atrás

    I really like how you animated birds instead of humans. they're so cute!!

  • Emmanuel Anthony
    Emmanuel Anthony 10 dias atrás

    Nice! I subscribed this is so good

  • Leandro Bonfim
    Leandro Bonfim 10 dias atrás

    imagine super advanced alien civilizations using strangelets to purge entire solar systems, that is mind blowing.

  • Shayne O'Neill
    Shayne O'Neill 10 dias atrás

    Its the false vaccum thing that keeps me up at night. Strangelets are a spooky concept, but probably not a thing, or it would have wrecked us by now. But the vaccum energy of the universe is fundamental, and with a bit of math you can plot out ways of breaking it, as implausibly difficult as it would be. And thats not "weird shit eats a star", thats "nothingness eats a universe"

  • Zakaria Zishan
    Zakaria Zishan 10 dias atrás +1

    Comment section *talking about science* : We don't do that here.

  • Army Kookie
    Army Kookie 10 dias atrás

    4:12 soo bedrock?

  • Jackson Boulton
    Jackson Boulton 10 dias atrás

    Mabey strange matter is uranium

  • XxnoobslayerxX Oof
    XxnoobslayerxX Oof 10 dias atrás

    Universe: exists
    Stranglets: I’m about to end this whole mans career

  • TotalRookie_LV
    TotalRookie_LV 10 dias atrás

    So, it's sort of prions of a stellar size - not alive, but infectious.

  • Hollyleaf Gaming
    Hollyleaf Gaming 11 dias atrás +4

    Normal ducks: Quack quack
    Kurzgesagt: Quark quark

  • PatrickASMR Mukbang
    PatrickASMR Mukbang 11 dias atrás

    Am I the only one who finds this serious?

  • Lee Shaw
    Lee Shaw 11 dias atrás

    stranger things is starting to make sense now

  • dinozaur pickupline
    dinozaur pickupline 11 dias atrás

    Hello to a stranglet passing by

  • Сабай Сабаич
    Сабай Сабаич 11 dias atrás

    If the strange matter so stable why it would disappear after the big bang?

  • Choxolet yo
    Choxolet yo 11 dias atrás +2

    *throws srange matter into black hole
    Captain: why is the black hole turning green and why do I hear boss music?

  • Hsae Reh
    Hsae Reh 11 dias atrás

    So this is actually real right?

  • Yours Truely
    Yours Truely 11 dias atrás

    In the past we had fairytales about witcges and elfs. monsters and kings. Now we hace unicerse fairytales We have no clue how earths magnetic field works or what gravity is we only drilled 12km deep on a single spot but he we understand the universe...

  • Ant Man
    Ant Man 11 dias atrás

    dont let hulk get his hands on this

  • Contemplative Insight
    Contemplative Insight 11 dias atrás +6

    I didn't know that stars and planets could catch a greeny contagious astronomical strangelet shrink flu when a Quark star spits out or sneezes 🤔

    • Arfaoui Amine
      Arfaoui Amine 11 dias atrás

      I guess scientists would just call it the "strange flu"

  • Moechtegernpilot1
    Moechtegernpilot1 12 dias atrás

    Und was ist mit Joghurtsternen??

  • 2h4ck LiF3
    2h4ck LiF3 12 dias atrás

    That s really cool, interesting . Carry on guys ciao from Italia!

  • klazzera
    klazzera 12 dias atrás

    do TomSka work with you to make these videos? moons face in 5:29 looks like his drawings

  • MauLob
    MauLob 12 dias atrás

    If there's something strange
    in your neighbourhood
    Who you gonna call?

  • Vedant Jumle
    Vedant Jumle 12 dias atrás

    universe war z

  • Kristaps Vilnis
    Kristaps Vilnis 12 dias atrás

    quarkmire new family guy episode

  • Daniel
    Daniel 12 dias atrás

    That would be a grat animepower

  • SweaterPawsROLVe
    SweaterPawsROLVe 12 dias atrás +1

    I feel like the comment section of every Kurzgesagt videos are meme comments

  • m' lady
    m' lady 12 dias atrás

    We could use it for a power source

  • Pierre R.
    Pierre R. 12 dias atrás

    Kurzgesagt german is a great way to lerarn german btw xD

  • Sam Labo
    Sam Labo 12 dias atrás +1

    Before I die, I want to be strange Matter
    Then turn things into stranglets.

  • Shareen Ho
    Shareen Ho 12 dias atrás +1

    Leave it to this channel to make my problems feel waaaaaay tinier. Bless.

      WAΓUIGI 11 dias atrás

      this is your problem too. they just gave you something bigger to worry about. something out of anyones control.

  • Daniel Grace
    Daniel Grace 12 dias atrás

    So if this strange matter is virtually indestructible then how come it seems to be so rare i.e. we haven't observed it?

  • Frnk S
    Frnk S 13 dias atrás

    "You're denser than a neutron star" 😂

  • 1000 Subs By Comments
    1000 Subs By Comments 13 dias atrás +3

    I wanted to know the answer in the first 30 seconds, instead I learned 100 new things. Thanks

  • player catching hackers
    player catching hackers 13 dias atrás

    Who’s adrenaline was pumping during this video

  • Unknown
    Unknown 13 dias atrás

    What if strange matter is invisible? Maybe the bootes void has something to do with this

  • Matheus M.
    Matheus M. 13 dias atrás

    BAVI - Birds Are Very Important

  • leoncita 2330
    leoncita 2330 13 dias atrás

    Damn I wasn't expecting to get scared about strange matter.

  • Mason Puhalovic
    Mason Puhalovic 14 dias atrás

    What if almost everyone and everything has their on version of strange quarks

  • The1catt Cat game
    The1catt Cat game 14 dias atrás

    I am stranger than the strangest thing in this world