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 2 күн бұрын

      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 5 күн бұрын


    • Jenny Scott
      Jenny Scott 6 күн бұрын

      Thank you 😊 for your support and your name and the best for your as well as your own personality

    • Pandasss
      Pandasss 11 күн бұрын

      What happens if it toishes a human? Will it turn us to superheroes 😂 ?

    • Anthony Umana-Paniagua
      Anthony Umana-Paniagua 20 күн бұрын

      I past the 6th grade 😀

  • Collsal Cranks
    Collsal Cranks 8 сағат бұрын

    Can u do a video about how to pronounce your name

  • Marshmello king 101
    Marshmello king 101 10 сағат бұрын

    4:18 Sounds like a Sci-Fi movie.

  • Евгений Эдельман
    Евгений Эдельман 14 сағат бұрын

    1:56 Qua

  • Jim Gu
    Jim Gu 15 сағат бұрын +1

    Yeah,It's cool.....
    Or not,I cannot even understand one sentence......

  • 루이스
    루이스 22 сағат бұрын

    Esté canal es oro 🔥🔥

  • LeTtRrZ
    LeTtRrZ 22 сағат бұрын

    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 Күн бұрын

    nothing is beyond my imagination even reality its self

    CUTE KAYLA Күн бұрын

    Is this guy actually a scientist or just reading this of wiki?

    OMEGABET Күн бұрын

    Great. Now we have a sub-nuclear plague.

  • GamingInside 1
    GamingInside 1 Күн бұрын

    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
    no Күн бұрын

    So I will just shot it at planet and destroy it... Ideal weapon created

  • Metin Bogaz
    Metin Bogaz 2 күн бұрын

    Why does it look like the thing in Ricks portal gun?

    Coincidence? I think not!

  • Dvrtagnan crossland
    Dvrtagnan crossland 2 күн бұрын

    I love this muhfuckas voice no homo

  • Ty Ice Blaze
    Ty Ice Blaze 2 күн бұрын

    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 2 күн бұрын +2

    6:20 Rick, I Think Your portal Gun Is Malfunctioning

  • Doppler
    Doppler 2 күн бұрын

    basically rick and morty, think about the truth behind some thoughts that involve some thinks and research on your own

  • Satya Panigrahi
    Satya Panigrahi 3 күн бұрын

    Frightening, mesmerizing and absolutely beautiful.😍

  • Putri putriii
    Putri putriii 3 күн бұрын


  • Putri putriii
    Putri putriii 3 күн бұрын


  • Roasted Toast
    Roasted Toast 3 күн бұрын


    thanos:as everything should be...

  • Chief Hamhawk
    Chief Hamhawk 3 күн бұрын

    “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 4 күн бұрын +1

    2:19 That's the cutest thing I've seen today

  • SirDoi
    SirDoi 4 күн бұрын

    Did Dr. Strange make this matter to bend rules?

  • Shounak Kale
    Shounak Kale 4 күн бұрын

    Very nice video

  • Charmaine Russell
    Charmaine Russell 4 күн бұрын

    I would like to forget about strangelets....

  • MrMoticuko
    MrMoticuko 5 күн бұрын

    Stranger Things confirmed

  • Kelsang Gyudzhin
    Kelsang Gyudzhin 5 күн бұрын

    2:31 Oh god their little faces I love them I just can't even XD

  • Kutluhan Bilgeşah Bayzan
    Kutluhan Bilgeşah Bayzan 5 күн бұрын

    What if humans use strangelets for weapon world and galaxy is be die.

  • Iustinian Motac
    Iustinian Motac 5 күн бұрын

    Thank you for existing.

  • Taufik Nur Rahmanda
    Taufik Nur Rahmanda 5 күн бұрын

    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
    TheFamousArthur 5 күн бұрын

    Where are CHARM, BOTTOM, and TOP quarks?

  • Albert25012501
    Albert25012501 5 күн бұрын

    So....that would be a really bad idea to forge THAT hammer for Thor.....

  • Cassia Chloe
    Cassia Chloe 5 күн бұрын

    this animator must smoke a lot of dmt
    its beautiful

  • Bianca Pilichi
    Bianca Pilichi 5 күн бұрын +3

    Kurzgesagt's videos always give me a slight, ancestral anxiety

  • mtilford
    mtilford 5 күн бұрын +2

    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
    윤우성 5 күн бұрын


  • Dan Cooper
    Dan Cooper 6 күн бұрын

    I'm not going to worry about it.

  • Eurus
    Eurus 6 күн бұрын

    doctor strange: hOLD MY BEER

  • P G
    P G 6 күн бұрын

    So that is a tiberium.

  • keith dunham
    keith dunham 6 күн бұрын

    really an ad about tat stupid ark in kentucky ??

    SCRUMB 6 күн бұрын +1

    Strange matter: *Exist*
    Dr strange: Strange up boi!

  • Nathan Stene
    Nathan Stene 6 күн бұрын

    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 6 күн бұрын

    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 6 күн бұрын

    Maybe strange matter is the ultimate form of existence and we're fools to resist assimilation.

  • LegendaryDoge
    LegendaryDoge 7 күн бұрын +4

    How to make this video 2 second long
    Strange Matter is Strange

  • Adasha Stewart
    Adasha Stewart 7 күн бұрын

    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 7 күн бұрын

    Who knows this strange stuff can be used as unlimited power source that could disobey thermodynamic laws

  • Depopa
    Depopa 7 күн бұрын

    thanks for the anxiety

  • Fancy Hotdog
    Fancy Hotdog 7 күн бұрын +11

    Kurzgesagt: Perfectly dense, perfectly stable, indestructible.
    My brain: *Perfectly balanced, as all things should be*

  • Regine Young
    Regine Young 7 күн бұрын


  • Aristides e a Galáxia
    Aristides e a Galáxia 7 күн бұрын



  • Oliveer Mitteer
    Oliveer Mitteer 7 күн бұрын +1

    Warum ist da ein Fidget Spinner im Thumbnail ?
    English: Why is there a Fidget Spinner in the Thumbnail ?

  • MLG Master
    MLG Master 7 күн бұрын

    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 7 күн бұрын

    D E N S E

  • ganymede242
    ganymede242 7 күн бұрын

    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 7 күн бұрын

    Someone thought about MOONCAKE from Final Space?

  • Crisselle Heart
    Crisselle Heart 7 күн бұрын

    supernova to neutron star to quark matter to quark star to strange quark to strange matter to strangelets

  • Rohan Shetty
    Rohan Shetty 7 күн бұрын

    Nope, I I still don't get it

  • 53 ' er
    53 ' er 7 күн бұрын

    I thought matter means something different like "it doesnt matter" or is it used as well for Material

  • 53 ' er
    53 ' er 7 күн бұрын

    Is this "strange thing" thing proven or do they just asume that

  • Alexandros Huang
    Alexandros Huang 7 күн бұрын

    Wait a second wouldn’t the strange matter infect the neutron star

  • vegetariansteak
    vegetariansteak 7 күн бұрын

    so basically subatomic zombies

  • Gamma Del Ray
    Gamma Del Ray 7 күн бұрын

    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 8 күн бұрын

    Bends the rules of the universe = SCP.

  • Pig Ster
    Pig Ster 8 күн бұрын

    So strange quark is vibranium

  • LooneyScouter
    LooneyScouter 8 күн бұрын

    Is this just based on guessing? XD
    Can't imagine humans to understand something so complex and unknown.

  • Nick Siegner
    Nick Siegner 8 күн бұрын

    I love how the whole commentsection is just memes about strange matter

  • Zack Wright
    Zack Wright 8 күн бұрын

    So its like a sickness that could spread through out the Multiverse and destroy everything it touches....great

  • SevenPheonix329
    SevenPheonix329 8 күн бұрын

    *wibbily* matter

  • Steve Chu
    Steve Chu 8 күн бұрын

    Strange matter is made from Doctor strange

  • hike rieger
    hike rieger 8 күн бұрын +5

    Time to play with strange matter
    someone: you doomed us all

  • Burhan Sabaz
    Burhan Sabaz 8 күн бұрын


  • KaylaByCandlelight
    KaylaByCandlelight 8 күн бұрын

    Can you do a video on an EMP

  • Jace Baptista-Allan
    Jace Baptista-Allan 8 күн бұрын

    Is he suggesting that we use the densest thing in the universe as a source of power? Like:
    Scientist: picks up a drop of strange matter between tweezers
    Strangelet: travels straight to the center of earth, closing up the hole behind it

  • Alex Ng
    Alex Ng 9 күн бұрын +15

    Denses material in the universe ( from weakest to strongest)
    Our Sun
    Neutron star
    Black hole

  • Ghost Reportin'
    Ghost Reportin' 9 күн бұрын +1


  • / CringeLord /
    / CringeLord / 9 күн бұрын

    I like how this channel uses birbs

  • Leo He
    Leo He 9 күн бұрын

    Might just be me but isn't this argument just a bit flawed. Suppose strange matter does exist as noted and that theres a lot of it. If we assume that everything that contacts strange matter wants to change to enter the stabler and stronger form of the strange matter, and there was a lot of strange matter in the beginning of the universe, why isn't everything already strange matter. Why have we no knowledge of it until now. I want to note that in the beginning, Kurzgesagt noted that there is a chance that strange mattter converts everything it contacts yet for the entire second half, this off chance suddenly turned definitive, as if it were a fact rather then a theory

  • Arthas The Lich King
    Arthas The Lich King 9 күн бұрын

    Plot twist:we are all already made of strange matter and we just don't know it

  • Arthas The Lich King
    Arthas The Lich King 9 күн бұрын

    Plot twist:we are all already made of strange matter and we just don't know it

  • Rubem Parisi
    Rubem Parisi 9 күн бұрын

    Im the subscriber number 8.955.515

  • Drew Johnson
    Drew Johnson 9 күн бұрын +1

    It should probably be noted that this videos topic is hypothetical in every sense of the word. There has been no observational confirmation of stable stranglets, and current observations seem to favor the idea that neutron stars (or at least their surfaces) are comprised of regular, nuclear matter. Cool video, and a good treatment of a speculative and interesting theory, but you should probably make it more clear that this is more of an astrophysical curiosity than anything else right now.

  • Flame Haze Mithril
    Flame Haze Mithril 9 күн бұрын +3

    Hmm, I just got an idea for a new missile warhead. Thanks Kurgezagt 😂

  • ibrahim Tariq
    ibrahim Tariq 9 күн бұрын


  • ibrahim Tariq
    ibrahim Tariq 9 күн бұрын

    amazing videos I subbed and liked

  • FLX Sam
    FLX Sam 9 күн бұрын

    Wow humans are definitely not ready to face that sort of problem

  • Squishy Spud
    Squishy Spud 9 күн бұрын

    Kurz gesagt, wir stecken in der Klemme

  • Obito Uchiha
    Obito Uchiha 9 күн бұрын

    I am more afraid watching Kurzgesagt videos compared to watching horror movies.

  • Blade of Godolo
    Blade of Godolo 9 күн бұрын

    question, what the hell would happen if two black holes meet my first comment on any social media and this is it, its been bugging me for quite some time now. i know there are websites dedicated to this type of stuff but u guys make it simpler and to be honest fun to watch even if there a bit dark still i would like it if anyone could help understand.tnx a lot,peace!!✌️

  • StijntjeHap
    StijntjeHap 9 күн бұрын

    The more I watch kurzgesagt, the more i know about how much I do not know, and the more i start feeling like the world can end any second lol

  • Arthur morgen
    Arthur morgen 9 күн бұрын

    Nah rdr2 is 1000000000000 more times dangerous

  • LeQuiller
    LeQuiller 9 күн бұрын +1

    Zombie infection????

  • Monique Ward
    Monique Ward 9 күн бұрын

    I don't know if it's just me but I listen to Kurzgesagt videos and mostly not watch it. I find the music here to be louder if not the same as the volume of the content audio. A little distracting. Other than that it's a good video. Thanks!

  • Pro SKIMON5
    Pro SKIMON5 9 күн бұрын

    1:08 neuciai
    Edit 1: die

  • Pro SKIMON5
    Pro SKIMON5 9 күн бұрын

    pin me

  • KSR3
    KSR3 9 күн бұрын

    quarks = quacks

  • Mat E
    Mat E 10 күн бұрын

    "In the beginning God"

  • Gordon B
    Gordon B 10 күн бұрын

    Top 3 on KZclip. Teaching you something in an entertaining way, instead of stupid cat videos and people farting....

  • Pro Odermonicon
    Pro Odermonicon 10 күн бұрын

    Strange matter = exotic matter?