The Largest Star in the Universe - Size Comparison 

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Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell
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We created our first app ‘Universe in a Nutshell’, together with Tim Urban of Wait but Why! You can get it here: Appstore: kgs.link/universe-app-ios Google Playstore: kgs.link/universe-app-android Oh boy. Making an app is hard. It seemed so easy when we started. We underestimated the necessary work load and all the potential problems tenfold - this is not a figure of speech, this took ten times longer than we thought it would. And we are sort of used to working on big projects. So the first update to the app should hopefully be here in the next 24 hours (we are waiting for approval of the update in the app stores) - it will fix a bunch of small things that slipped through. We’ll constantly improve this thing because while it was honestly a horrible nightmare to make, it also was fun and we want to get better at it and make more things in the future. In case you don’t know Wait but Why btw, it is the best and most fun blog on the internet (waitbutwhy.com/2020/09/universe.html) and if you don’t know it you should change that like right now. Tim and I collaborated for the first time in 2013 and we have been good friends ever since. And this thing was something we started talking about years ago. So what is this thing we made and why? You can seamlessly travel from the smallest things in existence, past the coronavirus, human cells and dinosaurs all the way to the largest stars and galaxies and marvel at the whole observable universe. You can learn more about each object or simply enjoy the sheer scale of it all. It’s a fun plaything. The app is inspired by the “scale of the universe” website by the Huang Twins that Tim and I spent a lot of time with when it came out years ago - and felt that it was finally time to create a Wait but Why and Kurzgesagt version. There are no in-app purchases and no ads. All future updates are included! Since this is our first app we would love to hear your feedback so we can improve it over time. Leave us a five star review if you want to support it. Kurzgesagt and all the projects we do are mostly funded by viewers like you. So if you like the app we’ll make more digital things in future! Ok! Thank you for reading - Philipp
Animator ZRB
Animator ZRB Pirms 26 dienām
Pls dont keep it paid as i cant download it then
Radhar Pirms Mēneša
This is not free on Appstore.
James E. Loos II
James E. Loos II Pirms Mēneša
Mason Nix
Mason Nix Pirms Mēneša
11:03 It says the milky way galaxy 201,000 light years but isnt it only suppose to be 100,000 instead?
Short-stak Pirms 2 Mēnešiem
You should add a feature where you can compare sizes
Justin Jc
Justin Jc Pirms 43 Minūtes
0:43 - 0:44 basically me
Siti Syafitri
Siti Syafitri Pirms 56 Minūtes
poor sub brown dwarf
Ernest Rael Roque
Ernest Rael Roque Pirms Stundas
10:14 Universe in a nutshell
Nicool Man
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This channel is a gold mine to explore in Elite Dangerous
chimeranzl Pirms 3 Stundām
i feel like a flea on the arse of the earth. bought your app, thanks for sharing.
Amarsanaa Ochir-Erdene
Amarsanaa Ochir-Erdene Pirms 4 Stundām
if red giant die`s it will be a blue giant
Lucca Radhuany
Lucca Radhuany Pirms 8 Stundām
Im over here thinking “how the fuck humans know all that???”
Pascal Moll
Pascal Moll Pirms 8 Stundām
why u gotta do my mans brown star like that
Magnús Másson
Magnús Másson Pirms 8 Stundām
Is this about Hollywood?
イスラハント Pirms 10 Stundām
why u gotta bully the brown dwarf
日本語字幕お願いだよ😭Could you add Japanese subtitles to your videos?
Stephenson 2-18
Stephenson 2-18 Pirms 13 Stundām
Hello Earth, hello human
the gamer yoav
the gamer yoav Pirms 14 Stundām
מי מדבר גם עיברית
Jarl Karl
Jarl Karl Pirms 15 Stundām
10:17 could you stop adding (gay) soound songs in your video .
Marc Pilit
Marc Pilit Pirms 16 Stundām
"Rare and short lived" my relationships in a nutshell
Hitman Is Agent 47
Hitman Is Agent 47 Pirms 16 Stundām
Brown Dwarf: *Exists* UY SCUTI: Useless Useless!
Hernz Snglng
Hernz Snglng Pirms 16 Stundām
i dont like u app i no meniy
Adrien Bauguil
Adrien Bauguil Pirms 18 Stundām
i have a p^roblem with subtiled, does not display
김민호 Pirms 19 Stundām
korean sub worng
Kim Young
Kim Young Pirms 23 Stundām
very educative. thank you so much for making this good video
Lexing Yin
Lexing Yin Pirms 23 Stundām
I am about to cry! 😢😢😢
Venus Stellar
Venus Stellar Pirms dienas
Is Jupiter 11 times larger than Earth? Its a false information. Hope you will correct the mistake
Prodigy MCL
Prodigy MCL Pirms dienas
The wacky dinner serendipitously guarantee because foundation cosmetically blush qua a fixed transmission. overt, horrible wing
Lazors [GD]
Lazors [GD] Pirms dienas
I would love to hear more of such background music
Harellino Azhar
Harellino Azhar Pirms dienas
what if the earth is larger than our sun?
Harellino Azhar
Harellino Azhar Pirms dienas
what the size of the earth is larger than our sun?
K a i s e R
K a i s e R Pirms dienas
If your mom was in this show she'd be the "biggest star" known to man.
Vincent Flower
Vincent Flower Pirms dienas
Why u gotta do my man brown stars like that
Lito805 Pirms dienas
the dude roasted brown dwarfs so much they became stars themselves
Bloody Mobile
Bloody Mobile Pirms dienas
This is the most toxic Kurzgesagt video ever, and I'm not sure how I feel about lauging right now xD
Zarif Muhammad
Zarif Muhammad Pirms dienas
10:22 can u see earth
Robert Michel
Robert Michel Pirms dienas
UY scuti is the BIGGEST known star it’s MASSIVE
Warren Finch
Warren Finch Pirms dienas
Teflon ft. Money Harm " Just Another Story To Tell"
Reece C
Reece C Pirms dienas
Imagine the explosion the biggest star we’ve seen will let off..
MegaSlayer Pirms dienas
Imagine not believing in god
MegaSlayer Pirms 12 Stundām
@eggs benny there is only 1 real god and you can pretty much call him "god"
MegaSlayer Pirms 13 Stundām
@eggs benny remember that god created time, "before" didnt exist till god created it
eggs benny
eggs benny Pirms 13 Stundām
@MegaSlayer What existed before God then? He couldn't have existed out of nothing
eggs benny
eggs benny Pirms 13 Stundām
I'm with the other guy. Which one?? There are over 100,000 Gods worshipped on earth
MegaSlayer Pirms dienas
@Hải Huỳnh canyou say that everything existed of nothing?
Serhat Gürkan Benzer
Türkçe altyazıyı yarım yapmak nedir?
Lauri Sia
Lauri Sia Pirms dienas
Y u so mean To Brown stars
Beng Ng
Beng Ng Pirms dienas
The boundless china immunophenotypically admire because defense operationally surround till a nippy pumpkin. annoyed, snotty boundary
sam nava
sam nava Pirms dienas
so its mean..god made it 1st so so so many yrs.ago that u can ever imagen..
Sylvia Nikolette
Sylvia Nikolette Pirms 2 dienām
The private sugar climatologically force because bomber arespectively attend as a ancient harmonica. inquisitive, crabby sweets
Abdullah Almansour
Abdullah Almansour Pirms 2 dienām
Why do you have to be so mean to those useless utterly disgust ing dissappointment?😔
Douglas K
Douglas K Pirms 2 dienām
Something I love to think about: In the night's starry sky, look up at the stars; some stars are visible to the naked eye despite being over 10,000 lightyears away. Imagine that star. It lets off a single light particle. Just as it was ejecting that single seemingly insignificant particle, our race was in the stone age. We advanced to the bronze age, we began to build cities and civilizations, developed tools and weapons. Cultures and dynasties that would come and go- lost to time. Nations built and nations crumbled. Ancient Rome would rise and fall. The dark ages, the middle ages, the renaissance. The founding of the Americas, the world wars, the cold war, the 90s, the 00s, 10s, 20s. And today, with you walking outside taking a moment to look up. Streaking through space, that particle missed countless obstacles, its path is bended and changed through gravitational forces with the course bent again by our sun's gravity in such a way that it, against all odds strikes your eye, 10,000 years after it began, to give you an image that’s older than mankind’s written history.
Sound Playground
Sound Playground Pirms 2 dienām
And just when I thought UY Scuti was huge, Mr. Stephenson had to step in LOL 😅☀️!
Otgonchimeg Bazarragchaa
Otgonchimeg Bazarragchaa Pirms 2 dienām
fork meme: 4: fork 3: threek 2: twok 1: onek 0: zerok
Mike Pirms 2 dienām
Just to clarify something said towards the end: stars explode and give their energy back to the universe so that other stars can be created. If stars are constantly being created via the death of other stars, does that mean the universe won't go dark as we're often told?
Hải Huỳnh
Hải Huỳnh Pirms dienas
Eventually, everything will be perfectly evenly distributed in such a way that gas simply cannot gather into stars. Not to mention most matter will become heavier until they become iron, which are basically dead ends.
it is moi
it is moi Pirms 2 dienām
That "a huge disappointment to there moms" Really hits hard
Serhat can Polat
Serhat can Polat Pirms 2 dienām
Türkçe altyazıyı yapan arkadaşa sesleniyorum. Madem başladın bari bitirseydin altyazıyı
Sigmund Lisiza
Sigmund Lisiza Pirms 2 dienām
@kurzgesagt Little mistake: „the fastest plane on earth [Lockheed SR-71]. The Lockheed A-12 was faster - as they look rather the same it would be great if you could just correct the name there.
Zarif Muhammad
Zarif Muhammad Pirms 2 dienām
sun: lol you small Barnard: well you old Stephenson 2-18: ur all small brown dwarfs: atleast you glow Barnard: ur all old Stephenson 2-18 has left the chat
#CommandingAnimations Pirms 2 dienām
"To make the biggest stars, we have to kill them" Black Holes: OOH EXTRA MEAL!!
mechalab Pirms 2 dienām
To be honest, not even close to the largest but largest we've discovered
Lord Matthew
Lord Matthew Pirms 2 dienām
My ass is the size of the moon.
Sabaoon Khan
Sabaoon Khan Pirms 2 dienām
Testy Pirms 2 dienām
Brown dwarf is a *disappointment* of their mother
Rob Goco
Rob Goco Pirms 3 dienām
What Kurzgesagt said about brown dwarfs I felt that
SwiftBlade4 Pirms 3 dienām
Awww. That poor Brown Dwarf didn't deserve that hate.
Yogic Wisdom
Yogic Wisdom Pirms 3 dienām
So a core collapse supernova happens after all hydrogen is converted to helium. So how are new stars born from the remains of supernovae when this material will not have any hydrogen in it.A new star will contain entirely hydrogen
steve mendoza
steve mendoza Pirms 3 dienām
Yee Boii
Yee Boii Pirms 3 dienām
Disliked. Music too epic to focus on video.
steve mendoza
steve mendoza Pirms 3 dienām
And moree!!!!!!
steve mendoza
steve mendoza Pirms 3 dienām
Uy sutie
steve mendoza
steve mendoza Pirms 3 dienām
Red giants😱
steve mendoza
steve mendoza Pirms 3 dienām
Sun is tiny😢😥😨😣😠
Drip Drop
Drip Drop Pirms 3 dienām
Well actually our sun is a yellow dwarf some million years later we have a cooler but bigger red dwarf. As the sun gets cooler and cooler it starts to Become smaller. To become a white dwarf. But don't worry! Astronomers don't think this will happen for another 5 billion years! Them magic tree house books fun fact traders make me smart🙂
gamingforever Pirms 3 dienām
fun fact: at least 1 million 200 thousand people who have seen this has not subscribed I am dissapointed in you all
KlaxonCow Pirms 3 dienām
Potential video concept: Some people have trouble imagining that the Solar System is 4.5 billion years old. But the thing is, we're not just made of stardust - as Carl Sagan might remind us - but that stardust contains elements heavier than helium. We live on a rocky planet - many silicates - with nitrogen and oxygen in the atmosphere, and an iron core, with asteroids raining down gold on us. Our Sun cannot be a first generation star. Other stars lived and died in the vicinity, to spew out all that dust which became the accretion disc of our Solar System. Indeed, we find all the elements up to uranium - the heaviest naturally-occurring element in the universe - on our planet. The previous generation that brewed up our Solar accretion disc had to have gone "extreme supernova" to reach the dizzy heights of uranium in the periodic table. Or, indeed, it was multiple generations cooking up more and more heavy elements over time - that many stars lived and died, and went "mega-boom", before our Solar System could even be possible. We're often reminded that "space is big". But what could do with some illustration, I feel, is just how deep time really goes. Time is deep. You just wouldn't believe how mindbogglingly deep time goes. If you thought waiting for the No.8 bus took a long time, then that's peanuts compared to the age of the universe. You get the gist. Space gets all the attention, but time is also impressively deep too.
Franco Arenivar
Franco Arenivar Pirms 3 dienām
the music...
S A M Pirms 3 dienām
How can u do that to brown dwarfs star
Johnathan Kriel
Johnathan Kriel Pirms 3 dienām
That ending though
Mike Foley
Mike Foley Pirms 3 dienām
Fabulous video. Best video I've watch with my class!
Anubhav Pal
Anubhav Pal Pirms 3 dienām
aaaaaaww dont be so rude to the brown dwarfs they did their best
Michael Zou
Michael Zou Pirms 3 dienām
A short lifespan of about afew million years.
isaL Pirms 3 dienām
My grandfather was right Some Dreams are Dangerous
isaL Pirms 3 dienām
My grandfather was right Some Dreams are Dangerous
Anh Nguyen
Anh Nguyen Pirms 3 dienām
also UY scuti is a red hypergiant
Anh Nguyen
Anh Nguyen Pirms 3 dienām
I know the largest star for you its UY scuti
Random Guy
Random Guy Pirms 3 dienām
They aren’t gas but plasma the fourth state of matter and what makes up 99% of the visible universe
batface sir batsalot
batface sir batsalot Pirms 3 dienām
A brown dwarf is what i call a puppies crap
NASREDDINE Dany Pirms 3 dienām
Make your app free
Parth Sharma
Parth Sharma Pirms 3 dienām
I can't fly that long
SevenUpHub Pirms 4 dienām
Half a year late to this but you guys are awesome for making an educational app and not locking parts off with micro-transactions or spamming it with ads! Thank you!
spycakes fan
spycakes fan Pirms 4 dienām
Its UY Scoti is the biggest star and the sun is like a dot for UY Scoti
Peace Is rare
Peace Is rare Pirms 4 dienām
“Failed wannabe stars” 2020
Mike, TheAnimated
Mike, TheAnimated Pirms 4 dienām
You stop being mean to brown dwarfs :(
EGGTASTIC Pirms 4 dienām
atleast i can bake cookies on a failed star
EGGTASTIC Pirms 4 dienām
stephenson seems so unrealistic
Gary Dalton Ole Country Music
God spoke the stars into existence. They are tiny and inside the firmament.
b8lly Pirms 4 dienām
we are so small holy fuck
Peter Hudson
Peter Hudson Pirms 4 dienām
I'm LIT and this is freakin' me the fuck out!!
TheNewStyle Pirms 4 dienām
7:48 Nah, I'm just built different
Cade Webber 44 44
Cade Webber 44 44 Pirms 4 dienām
How tf do we know this
Zippy Philbrick
Zippy Philbrick Pirms 4 dienām
It’s a red giant
Zippy Philbrick
Zippy Philbrick Pirms 4 dienām
UY Scuti is The biggest star
KaZ Pirms 4 dienām
Stars: Big Black Holes: Even Bigger!
Nolan Pirms 4 dienām
Me looks at giant stars Poor giant stars they don’t live that long Looks at me
Dennis Briscoe
Dennis Briscoe Pirms 4 dienām
Amazingly well-done infographic. 😁♥️🌹 Leaning towards apple sucks, though. 🥺💔 There ARE UNBIASED ways to guide people to the store for the apps for THEIR device depending entirely on its OS, but you clearly wouldn't be interested in THAT, so... 🤨😐😑
Shudeepta Rahman
Shudeepta Rahman Pirms 4 dienām
Fun fact: If you roast a star it gets hotter
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Nobody: Kids: 0:01 - 0:07
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