The Ultimate Guide to Black Holes

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  • Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell
    Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell19 dager siden

    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:

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    Make a video about astrology, please.

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    Rai Farhan

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    Plz try to speak using simple English ,so weak people's in English can understand...

  • Pierre De Agostini

    Pierre De Agostini

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    ADd closed captions maybe?

  • Kadir Bilgin

    Kadir Bilgin

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    Please add Turkish subtitles.

  • Science Lad
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    I cant even begin to comprehend the information in this video and I cant stop thinking about it.

  • Sebastian Freeman
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    What if we could harvest the power of a supernova by exploding a star?

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    I thought after this n-th video on blackholes by Kurzgesagt, things would be crystal clear. I feel my 12 minutes of knowledge from this video has vanished just like the Information lost in the black hole.

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    I don't believe the Age of Discovery can ever have an ending, we will always be discovering new things and still figuring out things we thought we knew. The Universe is a puzzle.

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    After hearing all that I think my brain entered a black hole

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    Black Hole: *exist* Kurzgesagt: It's free real estate!

  • Charlene Chen
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    black holes are just the universe's giant super space blenders,,, change my mind XD

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    The death of a black hole is the beginning of a new universe. The Big Bang.

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    I love the animation so so much

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    What will happen if the earth becomes the size of the moon and the moon becomes the size of the earth

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    8:14 that conversation between captain and navigator

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    Black hole is between Your ears..

  • TheSkateboardingcow
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    All this time black holes have been the key to third person mode

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    When is the 1st black hole vacation? I'm down

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    @ 4:03 He finishes the fact that you die horribly in such a cheerful tone LMAO

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    The universe copied fortnite

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    There was a good opportunity missed to point out Einstein’s E=mc2 equation

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    The lifespan of the black holes is so affacinating wow

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    3:19 sus

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    3.19 among us

  • Sh0ckTrooper15
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    the worst part is, we're guessing the insides of something that we barely know even exists on the outside

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    3:19 SUS

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    Me: ... this NOlocalr: here some science fucker

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    You guys changed this title of the video

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    Nobody: Me after watching a dozen Kurzgesagt videos: *s m o r t*

  • Russell Lim
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    This gave me a lot of peace.

  • Denzyl Casuela
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    What if the universe started as a black hole

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    I’m cuestión.... how you now?.. Lmao

  • Solange Fórneas
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    Guys i found a easter egg,theres a crewmate orbiting th black hole when he explains the distorting of time

  • Kinetic Symphony
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    Is the Ergosphere, in a sense, a warp drive? The space itself is so warped that objects in this space move along with it, but not with actual velocity in spacetime itself?

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    3:19 sus

  • Roger Williams
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    I have had the best luck locating the best and most black holes on the wrong side of town

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    It's not Kurzgesagt, it's Interstellar in a nutshell

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    Portal turrets! Like from me!

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  • RockyAliTyson
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    If there is infinite galaxies in the universe, and a supermassive black hole at the center of each galaxy holding it together like glue than im pretty sure they are all somehow connected. They might be portals and even much more, I believe in Einstein's theory of white holes. He suggest black holes suck up matter and spit them out somewhere else either in this universe or another one.

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    @ceerw buty Maybe, but maybe a big bang is a white hole shooting out matter into another universe. Maybe universes are created like this and connected through black holes. You ever hear of the bubble theory? that universes branch out and create new ones seemingly unconnected. Well what if black holes have another side to them, and what if black holes suck in matter at one spot and shot it back out somewhere else. What if the big bang was a "white hole" opening up in space time and creating our universe? Either way black holes and big bangs are the key to figuring out about if there is more than one universe and if parallel universes exist.

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    Wouldn't the big bang be more powerful than a black hole?

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    3:19 Bottom right kinda sus

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    2:55 Kurzges-stutter?

  • James Smith
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    Black Holes "A total Fantasy" according to a high tech electrical engineering company ! In reality a number of basic Physical laws prevent any possible existence of "Black Holes", and it must be remembered that "Black Holes " are still only a "THEORY". Which means no supporting research or Laboratory testing has been able to support the THEORY. Therefore "The Institute for Physics" (In London UK) has been unable to raise this THEORY to "Scientific Law" !!!!!! The alternative to "Black Holes" from the Electric Universe camp of Science insists "Black Holes" are a simple case of mistaken identity. The Electric Universe camp now supported by a major Industrial player, will tell you that "Black Holes" are in reality "Plasmoids". In simplist Lay terms "Plasmoids" are a type of huge electrical junction box, (found at the centre of ALL spiral Galaxies) that electrically co-ordinate the various "Birkland Currents" that flow in and through spiral galaxies. The Universe is ELECTRIC, there are NO islands in Space.

  • R.J Guerra
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    I really wonder what happens inside the singularity of a black hole, because it just seems so majestic and for us now it's like and endless mystery, we will probably never know, but whatever it's inside its more massive than everything else in the universe

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    3:18 amog sus :O

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  • Marek Lagger
    Marek LaggerDag siden

    when the star collapses to black hole the space curvature is left similar to the original star (theoretically if the there is same amount of matter). Its the radius that is changed making possible for light / matter to come closer.

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    3:19 AMONGUS

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  • Arachnicution
    ArachnicutionDag siden

    Wouldn't the big bang be more powerful than a black hole?

  • Fiona Warren
    Fiona WarrenDag siden

    Black holes are absolutely insane!

  • TheOnlyOne
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    Amogus 3:19

  • Gogeta Blue
    Gogeta BlueDag siden

    I wonder if we can understand black holes if we have the right technology,science and stuff

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    I saw monke in the intro

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  • Desolatecrime
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    Assuming this is all true the singularity in a black hole what does that sound like the ball of energy or the cause of the Big Bang because 1 there was nothingness before the Big Bang except the presumed ball of energy what if our universe was a black hole that exploded releasing that infinite amount of condensed matter obviously there are some holes in this theory but hey I think it’s kinda cool idk

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    3:18 AMOGUS

  • Laura Corbella
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    Have you ever thought about making a video of gravastars??

  • Alien
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    Man I will literally graduate in physics off youtube and be the most knowledgeable in my university Thanks kurgesagt

  • Gaming Acc
    Gaming AccDag siden

    Ok light can't escape the gravity of Black Hole then that means speed of light depends on the gravity also.... if I am wrong please correct


    am I the only one I saw the among us character on 3:18

  • WY C
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    Why we can't stop War in the middle east such as Israel and Palestine. But We can understand the theory of black hole? I know it's difficult to change this world. Not only money and Thrones but Geopolitics. I really like Kurzgesagt because it brings us new ideas and knowledge. Wish we can do more......

  • Intasar Batool
    Intasar BatoolDag siden

    "This means that in reality, black holes are even more screwed up that they usually get credit for-" Me: 😶😨

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    I’m so glad I discovered this channel

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    Now I love science I might want to be a scientist O_O

  • Braden Best
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    6:18 "all black holes are the same" I mean, not to people outside of them. To Joe Joeston, that black hole is uniquely the black hole that killed his wife. It's none of the other black holes. It was that one, officer!

  • Guinness
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    Serious h2g2 vibes. DNA would approve.

  • Airehte
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    so did they used like a random person to feed into the blackhole?

  • Charles _TheSecond
    Charles _TheSecondDag siden

    The one way time travel thing kinda threw me in a curveball

  • Grace Swihart
    Grace SwihartDag siden

    Can you do a video on “white holes?” I think it would be very similar to this, but it’s an interesting topic/theory I would like to learn more about, nobody explains it better than you! Thanks :)

  • Arepalli Veda Vyas
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    at 10:30 is it really e^i on top left or its just my imagination

  • Le LlamaLord
    Le LlamaLordDag siden

    Queen elizabeth is gonna challenge a black hole in an aging contest soon, cant *wait* for the finale!

  • bocoy noiu
    bocoy noiuDag siden

    4:30 When the black hole "inverts" the universe into a sphere, THAT WAS SEAMLESS!

  • Ghassan Najjar
    Ghassan NajjarDag siden

    Great video, thank you!

  • bocoy noiu

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    that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance. (2 Peter 3:9) I tell you, Nay: but, except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish. (Luke 13:5)

  • InsideBSI Production ☺
    InsideBSI Production ☺Dag siden

    What a cute portal reference

  • Geoffrey Nikao Herbert
    Geoffrey Nikao HerbertDag siden

    INTP here. I think black holes are portals.

  • Danklord 320
    Danklord 320Dag siden

    Well here’s a thought what if you put exotic mater in a black hole or you have a person in a suit that can create exotic mater can that be a way to survive a black hole 🤔

  • Native Afro-Ευrasian
    Native Afro-ΕυrasianDag siden

    So the Moksha/Nirvana is in the center of a black hole

  • Justin Allen
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    Has anyone thought if kuzgesart the most best person in the universe...doesn’t do the voice???

  • Mohan Kumar
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    I love these videos.

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  • Noodlepikmin
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    I just love how this channel spills a few easter eggs in these videos, like the Portal 2, Super Mario Bros, and a few others

  • SanOversE
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    Reality is science fiction, it's just a matter of perception.

  • Virtual_Bomber
    Virtual_Bomber2 dager siden

    What a through Hawking Radiation, its converting pure energy into matter? Or matter into pure energy? Or both!?!!? What the hell.....