Will We Ever Visit Other Stars?

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  • Published: 01 February 2013
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    Likelihood of interstellar travel: universetoday.com/17044/bad-news-insterstellar-travel-may-remain-in-science-fiction/

    Time it would take to visit nearest star: universetoday.com/15403/how-long-would-it-take-to-travel-to-the-nearest-star/

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    Orders of Magnitude (speed): en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orders_of_magnitude_(speed)

    Fermi Paradox: scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=where-are-they&page=2

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Comments • 31 451

  • geoffrey stephen
    geoffrey stephen  7 hours back

    anyone else think Michael is really handsome... ?

    • Adynburd
      Adynburd  1 days back

      I thought hentai wasn’t allowed on YouTube

      • Alan J ball
        Alan J ball  2 days back

        We will never explore the stars... we will be all dead within a couple of hundred years.... extinction is a bitch, but we deserve it.

        • Null
          Null  2 days back

          Nope

          • Ashura Otsutsuki
            Ashura Otsutsuki  3 days back

            7:50 i didn't know Brad was friends with Michael.

            • Luigi Lito
              Luigi Lito  4 days back

              Wow, never expected to see Michael's PENIS

              • TOTALLY AWEMAZING
                TOTALLY AWEMAZING  4 days back

                We're going to need a DONG

                INSTRUCTIONS UNCLEAR


                *brings a GONG* 🧧🀄

              • TOTALLY AWEMAZING
                TOTALLY AWEMAZING  4 days back

                It started with vsauce.
                It ended with Brazzers

                Check out the new episode.

                *hold my black hole*

                • Michael Malloy
                  Michael Malloy  5 days back

                  He has a cleavage in this video

                  • Water spider
                    Water spider  5 days back

                    Ever since i found out about vsauce i'm watching it non stop

                    • Kira Sakazaki
                      Kira Sakazaki  6 days back

                      7:50 oh hey that's brad 1

                      • Captain Totes
                        Captain Totes  6 days back

                        I love how he doesn't even answer the question in the title

                      • Flydrop88
                        Flydrop88  6 days back

                        You said it would take a thousand years to be able to visit other stars and five hundred thousand years for a meteorite destroy us, so wouldn't humans have a chance of 499 in 500 scenarios to be able to visit other stars? I think that is quite optmistic.

                        • Dylan Mcadam
                          Dylan Mcadam  6 days back

                          What about the kartashev scale

                          • Dylan Mcadam
                            Dylan Mcadam  6 days back

                            If we become a type III or IV or V civilisation on the kartashev scale maybe even type II civilisation going to another solar system will be like walking outside your house unless it is type II then it is like going to another country

                            • Macimeza Nzimande
                              Macimeza Nzimande  1 weeks back

                              Who is watching in 2910?

                              • Cheesy Garilla
                                Cheesy Garilla  1 weeks back

                                Light speed + Sound speed = Black hole speed

                                • Buckle Up!
                                  Buckle Up!  1 weeks back

                                  Ive been to several diffrent planets and I came from Lyra 😻, sadly it was distroyed in a ongoing war. There is a more natural way to travle the stars with out tec. To figure out how start studing a bit of metaphysics.

                                  • Roxelle Lamour
                                    Roxelle Lamour  1 weeks back

                                    Vsauce: say what?

                                    Me: LOL

                                    • OMEN _
                                      OMEN _  1 weeks back

                                      you are short

                                      • 4ChanMeta
                                        4ChanMeta  1 weeks back

                                        f

                                        • InZane Nye
                                          InZane Nye  1 weeks back

                                          not alone we are the first

                                          • Sandwich Soup
                                            Sandwich Soup  2 weeks back

                                            these videos will forever be a part of my high school experience. coming back to these videos take me way back...

                                          • Il Y Aura Du Soleil
                                            Il Y Aura Du Soleil  2 weeks back

                                            12:05 *cue Third Rock from the Sun music*

                                            • Water spider
                                              Water spider  2 weeks back

                                              I love v sauce

                                              • Carson L
                                                Carson L  2 weeks back

                                                The only thing I took from this is that Vsauce is circumcized.

                                                • Kul jim
                                                  Kul jim  2 weeks back

                                                  When do you think or will we ever send a spacecraft to the moon?
                                                  Those damn Van Allen Belts. Plus NASA scientist say that we no longer possess the technology to go to the Moon because it was destroyed. Of course space exploration is the one technology that digressed so that we can't go "back" to the Moon.

                                                  • n e x u s 1 0 1
                                                    n e x u s 1 0 1  2 weeks back

                                                    Litteral penis: nah good fam

                                                    Bullet: A W H E C G N A W

                                                    • n e x u s 1 0 1
                                                      n e x u s 1 0 1  2 weeks back

                                                      8:54 sorry sir this is family friendly

                                                      • Lemonator
                                                        Lemonator  2 weeks back

                                                        I think I’ll stick to Earth

                                                        • RudyCatGaming
                                                          RudyCatGaming  2 weeks back

                                                          VSAUCE PENIS

                                                          • FinBoyXD
                                                            FinBoyXD  2 weeks back

                                                            For your information: Grossly sun burned human jerky didn't make me hungry.

                                                            • ValensBellator
                                                              ValensBellator  2 weeks back

                                                              How did this video end up being about human jerky?

                                                              • Josh Crossley
                                                                Josh Crossley  2 weeks back

                                                                7:50 is that mutherfricking Brad Woto?

                                                                • Tim G
                                                                  Tim G  2 weeks back

                                                                  Likely Aliens just don't know we are here. We've only been broadcasting our existence for ~70 years, so only those withing 70 lightyears know we are here and that is a really really small volume compared to just out galaxy.

                                                                  • Warhead375
                                                                    Warhead375  2 weeks back

                                                                    Michael forgot about Light Propelled Space Sails the can move at 20% light speed

                                                                    • Dustin Shilt
                                                                      Dustin Shilt  2 weeks back

                                                                      Why does he say hey Vsauce as in we're Vsauce, and then introduce himself? I am confused.

                                                                      • Blue Panther036
                                                                        Blue Panther036  2 weeks back

                                                                        Vsauce: We're gonna need a 'DONG'


                                                                        Me: Welp, there goes the comments section :/

                                                                        • Zuhair Ahmed Syed
                                                                          Zuhair Ahmed Syed  2 weeks back

                                                                          V S A W H I S P E N I S !
                                                                          V S A W H I S P E N I S !

                                                                          • Opus 1
                                                                            Opus 1  3 weeks back

                                                                            Okay, that whole eating you part was pretty gross.

                                                                            • homestuck Fan
                                                                              homestuck Fan  3 weeks back

                                                                              bro is that a pp bruh reported dab

                                                                              • Eigsha Ji
                                                                                Eigsha Ji  3 weeks back

                                                                                Maybe we are not worth visiting.

                                                                                That hurts..

                                                                                • TolveBoi
                                                                                  TolveBoi  3 weeks back

                                                                                  lol just ask god himself

                                                                                  • FUZZZBUZZZ 420
                                                                                    FUZZZBUZZZ 420  3 weeks back

                                                                                    8:55 that is an image I never thought I’d see

                                                                                    • Meininger102
                                                                                      Meininger102  3 weeks back

                                                                                      I mean if u think about it so least one race must be the most advanced, i wouldn’t be surprised if it could be us

                                                                                      • When you can’t change your profile pic

                                                                                        *Human Jerkey*

                                                                                        • Twiggy Pan Cake
                                                                                          Twiggy Pan Cake  3 weeks back

                                                                                          People are just thinking about speed like the speed of light but they dont think about how would they stop it's not cool to see on the news that a space ship going to travel 6 years at the speed of light then you wait 6 years the find out that they have hit their destination at the speed of light

                                                                                          • SnipeStorm
                                                                                            SnipeStorm  3 weeks back

                                                                                            *We will visit other Stars when Vsauce becomes non-premium*