The Most Dangerous Stuff in the Universe - Strange Stars Explained

  • Publicēšanas datums 14 apr 2019
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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 Pirms 10 dienām

      The quarks look like miis. From the wii.

      PHILL SHIVELY Pirms 12 dienām

      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 Pirms 19 dienām

      I Like your video

      DISK0N3CTED Pirms 20 dienām

      Does black holes die out?

    • Felix Reuß
      Felix Reuß Pirms Mēneša

      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 ^^

  • N. Vree
    N. Vree Pirms 10 Stundām

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

  • Rodrigo
    Rodrigo Pirms 16 Stundām

    So... there is hope!

  • Amgalanbat Chinbat
    Amgalanbat Chinbat Pirms 21 Stundas

    Kurzgesagt videos are way scarier than horror movies

  • Kiến Văn Nguyễn
    Kiến Văn Nguyễn Pirms 22 Stundām

    Strangelets: Exist
    Planets: am i joke to you

  • KoolBeanz4TheWin
    KoolBeanz4TheWin Pirms dienas

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

  • the1onlynoob
    the1onlynoob Pirms dienas

    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 Pirms dienas

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

  • Tora Blaze
    Tora Blaze Pirms dienas

    Space virus

  • Kiến Văn Nguyễn
    Kiến Văn Nguyễn Pirms dienas

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

  • Kiến Văn Nguyễn
    Kiến Văn Nguyễn Pirms dienas

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

  • NitzTheGamer
    NitzTheGamer Pirms dienas +2

    This is fucking terrifying

  • erzuh
    erzuh Pirms 2 dienām

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

  • Booper Dooper Vlogs
    Booper Dooper Vlogs Pirms 2 dienām +1

    More of these videos will be found in Area 51

  • DougtheDonkeyTV
    DougtheDonkeyTV Pirms 2 dienām

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

  • Uboa
    Uboa Pirms 2 dienām

    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 Pirms 2 dienām

    In a nutshell: space hella weird

  • surearrow
    surearrow Pirms 2 dienām

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

  • Mr Lordblader
    Mr Lordblader Pirms 2 dienām

    Fun fact: fun facts are not fun :)

  • Agu Rich
    Agu Rich Pirms 3 dienām

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

  • Agu Rich
    Agu Rich Pirms 3 dienām +1

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

  • config
    config Pirms 3 dienām

    >really don't want to be together
    Can relate

  • ven ra
    ven ra Pirms 3 dienām

    Hmm... this is 'strange'.

  • Richard Polster
    Richard Polster Pirms 3 dienām

    What the duck

  • PRGG
    PRGG Pirms 3 dienām +1

    Everyone gangsta untill strangelet touches them

  • Edin Meco
    Edin Meco Pirms 3 dienām

    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 Pirms 3 dienām

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

  • Appoddigare
    Appoddigare Pirms 3 dienām

    Universe is such a creepy place full of creepy stuff

  • Leela Patil
    Leela Patil Pirms 4 dienām

    just put another qark ather than up and down ones maybe

  • Damir Vakhitov
    Damir Vakhitov Pirms 5 dienām

    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 Pirms 5 dienām

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

  • heshers
    heshers Pirms 5 dienām

    strange matter is how the original xbox intro was made

  • Samuel Li
    Samuel Li Pirms 6 dienām

    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 Pirms 6 dienām

    Quack:too much pressure, I wanna be alone

  • Abdul Rahman
    Abdul Rahman Pirms 6 dienām

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

  • vengful howl 2358
    vengful howl 2358 Pirms 6 dienām +1

    Strange matter: perfectly all things should be.

  • Lothric Dogs
    Lothric Dogs Pirms 6 dienām

    But when is the flood coming?

  • Steve Wharram
    Steve Wharram Pirms 6 dienām


  • Aidan Adkins
    Aidan Adkins Pirms 7 dienām +1

    2:33 The infinity stones.

  • Kiz Armstrong
    Kiz Armstrong Pirms 7 dienām

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

  • Kevin Müller
    Kevin Müller Pirms 7 dienām +2

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

  • Logan Browne
    Logan Browne Pirms 7 dienām

    Question, is it actually green

  • Supertrain12
    Supertrain12 Pirms 7 dienām

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

  • See U Later
    See U Later Pirms 7 dienām

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

  • Oz Channel
    Oz Channel Pirms 8 dienām

    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 Pirms 8 dienām

    2:07 called quacks

    He didn’t said that but he could have

  • Chinchilla Warrior
    Chinchilla Warrior Pirms 8 dienām

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

  • Emmanuel Anthony
    Emmanuel Anthony Pirms 8 dienām

    Nice! I subscribed this is so good

  • Leandro Bonfim
    Leandro Bonfim Pirms 8 dienām

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

  • Shayne O'Neill
    Shayne O'Neill Pirms 8 dienām

    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 Pirms 8 dienām +1

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

  • Army Kookie
    Army Kookie Pirms 8 dienām

    4:12 soo bedrock?

  • Jackson Boulton
    Jackson Boulton Pirms 8 dienām

    Mabey strange matter is uranium

  • XxnoobslayerxX Oof
    XxnoobslayerxX Oof Pirms 8 dienām

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

  • TotalRookie_LV
    TotalRookie_LV Pirms 9 dienām

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

  • Hollyleaf Gaming
    Hollyleaf Gaming Pirms 9 dienām +4

    Normal ducks: Quack quack
    Kurzgesagt: Quark quark

  • PatrickASMR Mukbang
    PatrickASMR Mukbang Pirms 9 dienām

    Am I the only one who finds this serious?

  • Lee Shaw
    Lee Shaw Pirms 9 dienām

    stranger things is starting to make sense now

  • dinozaur pickupline
    dinozaur pickupline Pirms 9 dienām

    Hello to a stranglet passing by

  • Сабай Сабаич
    Сабай Сабаич Pirms 9 dienām

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

  • Choxolet yo
    Choxolet yo Pirms 9 dienām +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 Pirms 9 dienām

    So this is actually real right?

  • Yours Truely
    Yours Truely Pirms 10 dienām

    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 Pirms 10 dienām

    dont let hulk get his hands on this

  • Contemplative Insight
    Contemplative Insight Pirms 10 dienām +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 Pirms 10 dienām

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

  • Moechtegernpilot1
    Moechtegernpilot1 Pirms 10 dienām

    Und was ist mit Joghurtsternen??

  • 2h4ck LiF3
    2h4ck LiF3 Pirms 10 dienām

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

  • klazzera
    klazzera Pirms 10 dienām

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

  • MauLob
    MauLob Pirms 10 dienām

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

  • Vedant Jumle
    Vedant Jumle Pirms 10 dienām

    universe war z

  • Kristaps Vilnis
    Kristaps Vilnis Pirms 10 dienām

    quarkmire new family guy episode

  • Daniel
    Daniel Pirms 10 dienām

    That would be a grat animepower

  • SweaterPawsROLVe
    SweaterPawsROLVe Pirms 10 dienām +1

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

  • m' lady
    m' lady Pirms 10 dienām

    We could use it for a power source

  • Pierre R.
    Pierre R. Pirms 10 dienām

    Kurzgesagt german is a great way to lerarn german btw xD

  • Sam Labo
    Sam Labo Pirms 11 dienām +1

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

  • Shareen Ho
    Shareen Ho Pirms 11 dienām +1

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

      WAΓUIGI Pirms 9 dienām

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

  • Daniel Grace
    Daniel Grace Pirms 11 dienām

    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 Pirms 11 dienām

    "You're denser than a neutron star" 😂

  • 1000 Subs By Comments
    1000 Subs By Comments Pirms 11 dienām +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 Pirms 11 dienām

    Who’s adrenaline was pumping during this video

  • Unknown
    Unknown Pirms 11 dienām

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

  • Matheus M.
    Matheus M. Pirms 11 dienām

    BAVI - Birds Are Very Important

  • leoncita 2330
    leoncita 2330 Pirms 12 dienām

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

  • Mason Puhalovic
    Mason Puhalovic Pirms 12 dienām

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

  • The1catt Cat game
    The1catt Cat game Pirms 12 dienām

    I am stranger than the strangest thing in this world

  • Britty Cheeze
    Britty Cheeze Pirms 12 dienām

    This is epic, giving me one more thing to worry about one video at a time!

    jk this channel is great

  • Joseph Lucena
    Joseph Lucena Pirms 12 dienām

    What if strange matter is just dark matter but the strange matter is so small and dense that we see nothing

  • Mobile Pro
    Mobile Pro Pirms 12 dienām

    Anxiety has entered the chat

  • DucQy
    DucQy Pirms 12 dienām

    Nice. Now I won't sleep at night.

  • Paolo Salazar O.
    Paolo Salazar O. Pirms 12 dienām

    I have a cuestion, i hope u can help me, if the strange matter was in the begining of the universe, why din't "transform" all the matter in strage matter? and now can?

  • Jons Huib
    Jons Huib Pirms 12 dienām

    “Neutron stars are the densest things that are not black holes.” What about magnetars?

  • KingJacobElijah hajilEbocaJgniK

    They could keep their surface area

  • jonathan sauceda
    jonathan sauceda Pirms 13 dienām

    How are we sure this isn't regular matter

  • JP Labs
    JP Labs Pirms 13 dienām +2

    ‘We’re all going to die!’
    Everyone else:

  • Torflud
    Torflud Pirms 13 dienām

    So it means that black holes are very necessary for universe to sucking these harmful matter.

  • Joe Quah
    Joe Quah Pirms 13 dienām


  • Fun Korean Person
    Fun Korean Person Pirms 13 dienām

    Strangelet: *IM SORRY JON*

  • Boosted Churro
    Boosted Churro Pirms 14 dienām

    So if I’m getting this info right, does that mean that a strange suns exist and have their own strange solar system? And aren’t strangelets being released potentially the same as a quasar beam?

  • Nugget Appelget
    Nugget Appelget Pirms 14 dienām +1

    kurzgesagt: quarks really don't want to be alone
    Wow sounds a lot like me...