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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Felix Reuß
Felix Reuß 6 일 전
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 ^^
cyka neu
cyka neu 9 일 전
Jenny Scott
Jenny Scott 10 일 전
Thank you 😊 for your support and your name and the best for your as well as your own personality
Pandasss 16 일 전
What happens if it toishes a human? Will it turn us to superheroes 😂 ?
Anthony Umana-Paniagua
Anthony Umana-Paniagua 24 일 전
I past the 6th grade 😀
SupercraftD 시간 전
0:50 "but we'll provide you with further reading" judging from the huge piles in the video, no thanks. *After watching the video* Y'know, I think I'll take that reading
*Очень интересно! Спасибо!*
Geetha Geetha
Geetha Geetha 7 시간 전
Randy Vines
Randy Vines 10 시간 전
Why do I always go away with another worry in my life every time I’m on this channel
Crazyface18 13 시간 전
Looks like they couldn’t handle the neutron style
Eddie Poole
Eddie Poole 20 시간 전
gibts das auch auf deutsch?
Nicolomeus 21 시간 전
nicht auf deutsch....dislike
Michael Bishop
Michael Bishop 22 시간 전
Observation pretty much disproves all of this bullshit.
Lavi Hayoun
Lavi Hayoun 23 시간 전
if we manage to solidify it , we will probably get infinity stones
Benjamin Seidlitz
Benjamin Seidlitz 일 전
kirdiekirdie 일 전
German title, German channel name but English content?
WaeWae 21 시간 전
The original title is english KRwomen just translated it in your prefered language
Ali Kazmi
Ali Kazmi 일 전
This is so cool it’s almost like homeschool it’s so much fun
Logical Dark
Logical Dark 일 전
Stranger Things Season 3 buu bu buu bu bu bu buh buh
qwerty uiop
qwerty uiop 일 전
Strange bean
00rphb 일 전
Don't we need strange matter to make an Alcubierre drive? We gotta get some and make it work, because to colonise the universe we gotta go super-luminal
00rphb 21 시간 전
@Philipp Ramolla well I know it have a negative mass, which is really cool, I could use some of that myself. But as for this "exotic matter" he talked about, I am not convinced it exist, as most of the things on this sight it is highly speculative. In general I don't believe in anything I can't see or deduce from reason and dark matter, just like dark energy are simply ad-hoc variables added to our equations in order for them to make sense. Ad hoc solutions are dubious at best. A better theory would be one who can explain gravity without resorting to unobservable constructs such as dark matter. Once we get that theory we can basically throw everything we currently know about the universe out with the garbage. But for now, the all important mission is that we adhere to the principle of anthropocentrism. Humans are the only thing that matter, and every effort we make should be towards the betterment of mankind. What can we use this speculative nonsense on? Fusion power would be great, really great, but if it is not useful (for mankind) it is not important. That is a razor more important than both Occam's and Newtons flaming laser sword.
Philipp Ramolla
Philipp Ramolla 22 시간 전
I think its exotic matter which is needed for that drive
Reaper!Sans a.k.a. God of Death
Reaper!Sans a.k.a. God of Death 일 전
I would like to get australium professional killstreak strange star.
A-star puri
A-star puri 일 전
Contact Christopher Nolan i found him a movie script to make
Gotato Paming
Gotato Paming 2 일 전
-maze bean- *death bean*
Nexus James
Nexus James 2 일 전
Kurzgesagt is basically Optical [GD] in disguise.
E Syone
E Syone 2 일 전
If strange matter converted everything it touches wouldn't it just convert the whole neutron start into strange matter? It could happen slowly.
Demonic Axeman
Demonic Axeman 2 일 전
Better to have stars become black holes rather than neutron stars that can collide with other stars that could spread strange space fungus across the galaxy.
Bronza Bronzovich
Bronza Bronzovich 2 일 전
1:20 Me with my class
Sarai Rodriquez
Sarai Rodriquez 2 일 전
Thanos:I killed half the universe Strange matter: hold my beer
Jose BERGER 2 일 전
The difference between a strange quark and a down quark is strange quarks have a little less Than double the mass of a down quark, so why dont Up quarks become charm quarks like down quarks become strange quarks
Jackie Gunter
Jackie Gunter 3 일 전
A thing that teaches us and kill us at the same time? Sounds like when gunpowder were first invented.
Jackie Gunter
Jackie Gunter 3 일 전
At 4:02 , as all things should be.
kez_ h
kez_ h 3 일 전
It's a bit funny that people get paid to speculate on space like that lol like its never happened and probably wont happen. Money please 🤑
Anthony Valdivieso
Anthony Valdivieso 3 일 전
That's it. In college I'm going to get a double PhD in quantum physics
jokitalinda10 3 일 전
Why are the english subtitles so fancy?
Vincent Cruz
Vincent Cruz 3 일 전
So what youre saying is... Dormammu is real?
Mr Rams
Mr Rams 4 일 전
Matter , strange matter,dark matter ,exotic matter,anti matter and now quark matter
beata uryszek
beata uryszek 4 일 전
4:05 *Perfectly balanced - as all things should be.*
Aileen lanip
Aileen lanip 4 일 전
Why anti matters cant destroy strange quarks?
Collsal Cranks
Collsal Cranks 4 일 전
Can u do a video about how to pronounce your name
Marshmello king 101
Marshmello king 101 4 일 전
4:18 Sounds like a Sci-Fi movie.
Евгений Эдельман
Евгений Эдельман 5 일 전
1:56 Qua
Jim Gu
Jim Gu 5 일 전
Yeah,It's cool..... Or not,I cannot even understand one sentence......
루이스 5 일 전
Esté canal es oro 🔥🔥
LeTtRrZ 5 일 전
I think if strangelets really we’re flying around, we would have seen at least one star get infected by now. I don’t think we have ever seen any anomalous conversions by stars to strange stars.
Sr G
Sr G 5 일 전
nothing is beyond my imagination even reality its self
Is this guy actually a scientist or just reading this of wiki?
Great. Now we have a sub-nuclear plague.
GamingInside 1
GamingInside 1 6 일 전
So one drop of strange quark will make the sun smaller? What if this will happen in the next 5 billion years when the sun is a lot bigger.Will it be the size of the sun in the present?Will the quark make the sun stable again? Will it make the sun live more?
no 6 일 전
So I will just shot it at planet and destroy it... Ideal weapon created
Metin Bogaz
Metin Bogaz 7 일 전
Why does it look like the thing in Ricks portal gun? Coincidence? I think not!
Dvrtagnan crossland
Dvrtagnan crossland 7 일 전
I love this muhfuckas voice no homo
Ty Ice Blaze
Ty Ice Blaze 7 일 전
Kurzgesagt: This substance is capable of death within natural resources. Me: I'm never going outside again.. Strange boi: wHaT wHy nO0 i nEeD maH f0d
Scarecrow Studios
Scarecrow Studios 7 일 전
6:20 Rick, I Think Your portal Gun Is Malfunctioning
Doppler 7 일 전
basically rick and morty, think about the truth behind some thoughts that involve some thinks and research on your own
Satya Panigrahi
Satya Panigrahi 7 일 전
Frightening, mesmerizing and absolutely beautiful.😍
Putri putriii
Putri putriii 7 일 전
Putri putriii
Putri putriii 7 일 전
Roasted Toast
Roasted Toast 8 일 전
4:06 thanos:as everything should be...
Chief Hamhawk
Chief Hamhawk 8 일 전
“All the empty space is now filled with particles that really don’t want to be close to each other.” You just summarized every school dance ever
Sage Blyth
Sage Blyth 8 일 전
2:19 That's the cutest thing I've seen today
SirDoi 8 일 전
Did Dr. Strange make this matter to bend rules?
Shounak Kale
Shounak Kale 9 일 전
Very nice video
Charmaine Russell
Charmaine Russell 9 일 전
I would like to forget about strangelets....
MrMoticuko 9 일 전
Stranger Things confirmed
Kelsang Gyudzhin
Kelsang Gyudzhin 9 일 전
2:31 Oh god their little faces I love them I just can't even XD
Kutluhan Bilgeşah Bayzan
Kutluhan Bilgeşah Bayzan 9 일 전
What if humans use strangelets for weapon world and galaxy is be die.
Iustinian Motac
Iustinian Motac 9 일 전
Thank you for existing.
Taufik Nur Rahmanda
Taufik Nur Rahmanda 10 일 전
I have a different though about this. I think the core of neutron star is a very small singularity and maybe that's a dark matter; no light can illuminate it and it's not harmful, it bends space and time but can't interact with physical thing because of its size. This is just my hypothesis though.
TheFamousArthur 10 일 전
Where are CHARM, BOTTOM, and TOP quarks?
Albert25012501 10 일 전
So....that would be a really bad idea to forge THAT hammer for Thor.....
Cassia Chloe
Cassia Chloe 10 일 전
this animator must smoke a lot of dmt its beautiful
Bianca Pilichi
Bianca Pilichi 10 일 전
Kurzgesagt's videos always give me a slight, ancestral anxiety
mtilford 10 일 전
So...Strange matter might work like Vonnegut's "Ice-9?" Between this and the potentially lurking vacuum decay catastrophe, I don't even know why I put on pants anymore.
윤우성 10 일 전
Dan Cooper
Dan Cooper 10 일 전
I'm not going to worry about it.
Eurus 10 일 전
doctor strange: hOLD MY BEER
P G 10 일 전
So that is a tiberium.
keith dunham
keith dunham 10 일 전
really an ad about tat stupid ark in kentucky ??
SCRUMB 11 일 전
Strange matter: *Exist* Dr strange: Strange up boi!
Nathan Stene
Nathan Stene 11 일 전
Hey, I study physics in Brussels and I'm reading a few scientific articles on the subject. In particular, it's been 35 years we know strangelets are not dangerous whatsoever. Here it is, supported by all background and calculations you might want to check : "If quark matter with strangeness is bound, then energetically it can grow indefinitely by absorbing nucleons. On might at first think that quark matter would be dangerous in contact with ordinary matter, but this is not the case. [...] To balance the chemical potential difference, there will be an almost equal electrostatic potential of +50MeV at the surface of (and throughout) a nugget of quark matter, this potential will be more than adequate to repel positively charged nuclei at ordinary temperatures or at reasonably low velocities. Quark matter is in this respect no more dangerous than oxygen." Edward Witten, "Cosmic separation of phases", Physical Review D,1984 Also, I have checked your source for your "end of the world" theory - your source EXPLICITELY says the scenario is unlikely because it would mean having negatively charged strangelets. Once again I'm a bit disappointed by the way you guys transmit scientific information.
XL Gamer
XL Gamer 11 일 전
Wait he if a strange matter enter to our atmosphere so it will transform our atmosphere to strangemoshper so it is meaning........... SmOkE wEeD eVeRyDaY (don't use weed for you and people who loves you) (Sorry for bad my bad english there is can be mistakes)
Da Drumma
Da Drumma 11 일 전
Maybe strange matter is the ultimate form of existence and we're fools to resist assimilation.
LegendaryDoge 11 일 전
How to make this video 2 second long Strange Matter is Strange
Adasha Stewart
Adasha Stewart 11 일 전
Being that black holes are possibly natural universal time machines I don't know if throwing strange matter into one is a good idea if we had the means to do so. You're literally shooting in the dark
World Shell
World Shell 11 일 전
Who knows this strange stuff can be used as unlimited power source that could disobey thermodynamic laws
Depopa 11 일 전
thanks for the anxiety
Fancy Hotdog
Fancy Hotdog 11 일 전
Kurzgesagt: Perfectly dense, perfectly stable, indestructible. My brain: *Perfectly balanced, as all things should be*
Regine Young
Regine Young 11 일 전
Aristides e a Galáxia
Aristides e a Galáxia 11 일 전
Oliveer Mitteer
Oliveer Mitteer 11 일 전
Warum ist da ein Fidget Spinner im Thumbnail ? English: Why is there a Fidget Spinner in the Thumbnail ?
MLG Master
MLG Master 11 일 전
If you think we’re gonna freeze to death without a brilliant bright sun come to Manchester we don’t see the sun we see gray gray gray
MLG Master
MLG Master 11 일 전
ganymede242 12 일 전
Quark should rhyme with quart, not fart. From Murray Gell-Mann "The Quark and the Jaguar": "In 1963, when I assigned the name "quark" to the fundamental constituents of the nucleon, I had the sound first, without the spelling, which could have been "kwork". Then, in one of my occasional perusals of Finnegans Wake, by James Joyce, I came across the word "quark" in the phrase "Three quarks for Muster Mark". Since "quark" (meaning, for one thing, the cry of the gull) was clearly intended to rhyme with "Mark", as well as "bark" and other such words, I had to find an excuse to pronounce it as "kwork". But the book represents the dream of a publican named Humphrey Chimpden Earwicker. Words in the text are typically drawn from several sources at once, like the "portmanteau" words in "Through the Looking-Glass". From time to time, phrases occur in the book that are partially determined by calls for drinks at the bar. I argued, therefore, that perhaps one of the multiple sources of the cry "Three quarks for Muster Mark" might be "Three quarts for Mister Mark", in which case the pronunciation "kwork" would not be totally unjustified. In any case, the number three fitted perfectly the way quarks occur in nature."
Carolina Montealegre
Carolina Montealegre 12 일 전
Someone thought about MOONCAKE from Final Space?
Crisselle Heart
Crisselle Heart 12 일 전
supernova to neutron star to quark matter to quark star to strange quark to strange matter to strangelets
Rohan Shetty
Rohan Shetty 12 일 전
Nope, I I still don't get it
53 ' er
53 ' er 12 일 전
I thought matter means something different like "it doesnt matter" or is it used as well for Material
53 ' er
53 ' er 12 일 전
Is this "strange thing" thing proven or do they just asume that
Alexandros Huang
Alexandros Huang 12 일 전
Wait a second wouldn’t the strange matter infect the neutron star
vegetariansteak 12 일 전
so basically subatomic zombies
Gamma Del Ray
Gamma Del Ray 12 일 전
Being infectiously converted into some strange nuclear matter by a small droplet of neutron star core sounds kind of romantic in my eyes.
SmilingDude 4325
SmilingDude 4325 12 일 전
Bends the rules of the universe = SCP.
Pig Ster
Pig Ster 12 일 전
So strange quark is vibranium
LooneyScouter 12 일 전
Is this just based on guessing? XD Can't imagine humans to understand something so complex and unknown.
Nick Siegner
Nick Siegner 12 일 전
I love how the whole commentsection is just memes about strange matter
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