Death From Space — Gamma-Ray Bursts Explained

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    Death From Space — Gamma-Ray Bursts Explained

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    • Cat tastrophic
      Cat tastrophic  1 months back

      How about SLEEP REM? Can you make a video out of it?

    • alae flow
      alae flow  3 months back

      Subject about relegion if is right

    • Poras kinneth
      Poras kinneth  4 months back

      I have a question Kurzgesagt.

      Can we humans rebuild the ozone layer?

  • Lenin The Gamer
    Lenin The Gamer  7 hours back

    Don’t worry, guys. The rebels will take it out before any rays can hit earth

    • Red
      Red  1 days back

      Snipings a good job mate. It's challenging work.

      • TreeFiddy
        TreeFiddy  1 days back

        GF: "I don't know... maybe we should wait..."
        Me: Show this video - "So you see, this is the reason why we should have sex today!"

        • Eric weng
          Eric weng  1 days back

          what happens if two black hole meet

          • Daniel Stittums
            Daniel Stittums  1 days back

            Love the pokemon reference

            • Phil Sangster
              Phil Sangster  2 days back

              If life on Earth might be snuffed out at any moment, why bother with web design? I would argue we're all better off going outside and enjoying the moments we have, rather than wasting them at the computer.

              • Commetary Momentarily
                Commetary Momentarily  2 days back

                _So how many pokemon are you going to use?_
                Kurzgesagt: *YES*

                • Xxgamerxx 35
                  Xxgamerxx 35  2 days back

                  I came here for A crisis I was not disappointed

                  • sachin hajare
                    sachin hajare  2 days back

                    Kabutos ?

                    • sachin hajare
                      sachin hajare  2 days back

                      Kabutos ?

                      • falco830
                        falco830  2 days back

                        12 year old on COD vs GRB: I’ll take your bitch ass to RUST one v one me scrub and I’ll 360 no scope you and your mom with my eyes closed and no perks

                        • Julian Sanchez
                          Julian Sanchez  3 days back

                          THE DEATHSTAR!

                          • Himanshu Thakur
                            Himanshu Thakur  3 days back

                            Why do I feel like, in next 70 years something terrible is going to happen

                            • CdHanz钦
                              CdHanz钦  3 days back

                              there are two types of peni- gamma ray bursts
                              LONG and *short* ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

                              • Anthony Ekes
                                Anthony Ekes  3 days back

                                How many Pop Culture references can Kurzgesagt put in one video?

                                • Devon Black
                                  Devon Black  3 days back

                                  5:31 Is that a Steven Universe reference?

                                  • Jeff Hamm
                                    Jeff Hamm  3 days back

                                    Mega hammer of dawn

                                    • Thunder Zeus Show
                                      Thunder Zeus Show  3 days back

                                      Answer these 2 questions

                                      • Thunder Zeus Show
                                        Thunder Zeus Show  3 days back

                                        Can you multiply 1 NONILLION times 678,453?

                                        • The Rakai
                                          The Rakai  3 days back

                                          5:12 lol




                                          Gotta Catch Em All

                                          • Gautiz
                                            Gautiz  4 days back

                                            there were pokêmon here 450 million years ago?

                                            • HypnoSkales
                                              HypnoSkales  4 days back

                                              The mystery of Dr. Stone has finally been solved

                                              • LittleKnight
                                                LittleKnight  4 days back

                                                Nobody:


                                                Kurzgesagt :
                                                Let's destroy the earth again

                                                • Click Splash Wow
                                                  Click Splash Wow  4 days back

                                                  I wonder how big the gamma ray is...

                                                  • LordofBays
                                                    LordofBays  5 days back

                                                    2:46 That is the stealthiest Harry Potter reference I have ever seen.

                                                    • Bruh moment
                                                      Bruh moment  5 days back

                                                      *Makes video on gamma rays*
                                                      Bruce Banner: it's all coming together

                                                      • Harth Productions
                                                        Harth Productions  5 days back

                                                        A ray so powerful it kills atoms.

                                                        • Mr. High school locksmith

                                                          "Kill us within an instant"
                                                          Better get started on a webpage

                                                          • Dr Phil uwu
                                                            Dr Phil uwu  5 days back

                                                            I love the pokemon reference

                                                            • Jochen
                                                              Jochen  5 days back

                                                              ...aaaand we're dead.



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                                                              • Ita Pentony
                                                                Ita Pentony  5 days back

                                                                Cool I always wondered why some black holes have stuff shooting out of them

                                                                • Vivek Acharya
                                                                  Vivek Acharya  5 days back

                                                                  That was a clever Harry Potter reference!

                                                                  • BigMonkey125
                                                                    BigMonkey125  6 days back

                                                                    nobody:

                                                                    gamma ray bursts: sniping's a good job mate!

                                                                    • beep boop
                                                                      beep boop  5 days back

                                                                      Professionals have STANDARDS

                                                                  • Random Guy
                                                                    Random Guy  6 days back

                                                                    Thank for giving me actual anxiety you ruined my day If I die I either go to heaven or nothing you know heaven is nice and all but staying there for infinity I mean for *ever whiteout an end* I couldn't do that but I don't want to die and go to nothing or something for ever to so what do I do? Nothing i do fucking matters at the end but still everyone including me are acting like it is I just wish I could do whatever I want as long as I'm here because we only get one chance but I can't and all of this is really upsetting me right now I just wanted to learn shit about space I didn't want it to fuck up my soul tho so thanks Kurzgesagt for ruining my day and giving me another big fear to the rest of my life👌🏽

                                                                    • TacklessSix5
                                                                      TacklessSix5  6 days back

                                                                      what if it hit right after the video end or even.....right after I click "comment"

                                                                      • TacklessSix5
                                                                        TacklessSix5  6 days back

                                                                        good news guys! We are still alive.

                                                                    • Ck lemri
                                                                      Ck lemri  7 days back

                                                                      5:14 omanyte, shellder, kabuto, corsola

                                                                      • gabriel sinohui
                                                                        gabriel sinohui  1 weeks back

                                                                        I felt a great disturbance in the Force, as if millions of voices suddenly cried out in terror and were suddenly silenced.

                                                                        • HC Febrian
                                                                          HC Febrian  1 weeks back

                                                                          5:58 that so dark but damn i loled so hard

                                                                          • Person - kun
                                                                            Person - kun  1 weeks back

                                                                            These give me alot of ideas for mass destruction.

                                                                            • Jackie Chen
                                                                              Jackie Chen  1 weeks back

                                                                              1:12
                                                                              here we see virgin walk and the chad stride

                                                                              • Paul Curious
                                                                                Paul Curious  1 weeks back

                                                                                4:50 That sun face though (lmao)

                                                                                • Derek Holcomb
                                                                                  Derek Holcomb  1 weeks back

                                                                                  Can’t help thinking you guys are Pokemon fans🤣

                                                                                  • Kinkarter
                                                                                    Kinkarter  1 weeks back

                                                                                    Epic gamer moment at 5:14

                                                                                    • Markski gaming
                                                                                      Markski gaming  1 weeks back

                                                                                      6:00 well ok then
                                                                                      *walks into baement and starts suplieing

                                                                                      • TurkeyBoi
                                                                                        TurkeyBoi  1 weeks back

                                                                                        5:15 So 450 Million Years Ago we had Pokemon?

                                                                                        • Benjamin Cushwa
                                                                                          Benjamin Cushwa  1 weeks back

                                                                                          "So, are they going to kill us?

                                                                                          Probably not."

                                                                                          In a stroke of irony, a Gamma Ray Burst struck the Earth just as Arthur was watching that segment of the video and died instantly.

                                                                                          An alternative, and much shorter, version of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, submitted by Ben Cushwa.

                                                                                          (RIP Douglas Adams.)

                                                                                          • Brennen Winterborne
                                                                                            Brennen Winterborne  1 weeks back

                                                                                            What is it with the Tardis appearing in practically every video?