Wormholes Explained – Breaking Spacetime

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  • Published: 12 August 2018
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    Are wormholes real or are they just magic disguised as physics and maths? And if they are real how do they work and where can we find them?

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    http://www.cmp.caltech.edu/refael/league/thorne-morris.pdf

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    Wormholes Explained – Breaking Spacetime

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  • Alex Akines
    Alex Akines  5 hours back

    So it’s basically Portal?

    • LeoDahSlayer
      LeoDahSlayer  6 hours back

      The key is the 4th dimension.
      To create a whormhole in a 2d space, you have to manipulate the 3rd dimension, so I guess that this makes sense.

      • Viper- Sniper
        Viper- Sniper  12 hours back

        my favorite channel on this whole site. :D

        • Hiccoughs Official
          Hiccoughs Official  14 hours back

          I love the band joy duck like the poster you had in your room

          • Bean Can
            Bean Can  15 hours back

            I learned more from this video than from my school

            • Jack Howell
              Jack Howell  16 hours back

              Wouldn't anti matter repel us from The wormhole??

              • Emergency Jergens
                Emergency Jergens  24 hours back

                Do not try to make a wormhole please

                • Lukeland
                  Lukeland  1 days back

                  I Already Got Repelling Matter, It's Called a *MAGNET* And It's Really Good At It

                  • THANOS y
                    THANOS y  2 days back

                    1:07 well *what*

                    • Mscience
                      Mscience  2 days back

                      amazing vid.

                      • Jm56Z
                        Jm56Z  2 days back

                        Exotic matter would have enough force to prevent the wormhole to close, but it wouldn't repel something going through it ?

                        • Jim Raynor
                          Jim Raynor  2 days back

                          tfw the negative mass collapses and you have to walk to the bathroom again

                          • JoshAndWhatNot
                            JoshAndWhatNot  2 days back

                            The kid jumped into the wormhole and can’t come back

                            • Hagen Dnt
                              Hagen Dnt  2 days back

                              99% why i watch this channel is because of the animation

                              • Malamex
                                Malamex  2 days back

                                EXOTIC MATTER IS DARK MATTER

                                • skipo flipo
                                  skipo flipo  3 days back

                                  they exist but not for normal humans and they're protected
                                  in few years you will find out

                                  • pluff crock
                                    pluff crock  2 days back

                                    HAHAHAA yeah, and YOU know it for sure xD

                                • superhempfiHD
                                  superhempfiHD  3 days back

                                  But even when we had exotic matter and would open wormholes we still couldnt enter them because of the exotic matter pushing us back :/

                                  • Cryz
                                    Cryz  3 days back

                                    why does your music sound like surgeon simulator music?

                                    • Kasım Kırlangıç
                                      Kasım Kırlangıç  3 days back

                                      5:59 twin peaks

                                      • Stelard Actek
                                        Stelard Actek  3 days back

                                        So basically what you're saying is the Mass Effect might be real. Maybe.

                                        • GaMEs_INsiDe
                                          GaMEs_INsiDe  3 days back

                                          Quantum u say eh
                                          So the quantum realm exist?

                                          • Frederica Liu
                                            Frederica Liu  3 days back

                                            Here's a question about exotic matter: theoretically, gravity would try to close up a worm hole as the matter inside has positive mass. Then theoretically speaking, shouldn't exotic matter, with negative mass, enlarges the worm hole infinitely until it devours the universe?

                                            • John Greaves
                                              John Greaves  3 days back

                                              Bullshit!

                                              • Fernando Romero
                                                Fernando Romero  3 days back

                                                Interstellar reference at 4:34

                                                • Golden minecart 2
                                                  Golden minecart 2  4 days back

                                                  You are smart well I’m in grade 3 and I know 0 divided by anything = infinity

                                                  • TheArachnerd
                                                    TheArachnerd  4 days back

                                                    Guys, I'm made of exotic matter because i push stuff and people away!

                                                    • Michael R
                                                      Michael R  4 days back

                                                      Looks like humans will have to evolve into birds before making any progress.

                                                      • Blake's space flight simulator yt

                                                        The citadel what

                                                        • 0990909 36363565365
                                                          0990909 36363565365  4 days back

                                                          So wormholes are like teleports?

                                                          • seraphic
                                                            seraphic  4 days back

                                                            the music in this ep is lit.

                                                            • The Drawing Slides
                                                              The Drawing Slides  4 days back

                                                              6:09 that's not exotic matter, that there my friend is acid

                                                              • AC Castillo
                                                                AC Castillo  4 days back

                                                                Milliways!!

                                                                • ndjkamdkja Alparslan
                                                                  ndjkamdkja Alparslan  4 days back

                                                                  Danny is ahead of ya.

                                                                  • DJ Suh
                                                                    DJ Suh  5 days back

                                                                    Everyone spots out the Citadel of ricks at 7:36, But nobody spots out the Restaurant at the End of the Universe reference that comes before it :( s/o to Douglas

                                                                    • Kimberly Hovis
                                                                      Kimberly Hovis  5 days back

                                                                      If you need exotic matter to repel the regular matter in order to keep the worm hole open, then won't we be repealed from it as well? Doesn't that defeat the worm hole's purpose, though?

                                                                      • Kristen Lopez
                                                                        Kristen Lopez  5 days back

                                                                        Exotic Matter TM would stop any positive matter from going through the wormhole

                                                                        • Can I Get 1001 subs no videos?

                                                                          Why do I learn more from the kurzgesagt videos then i do school?

                                                                          • Lu Ho
                                                                            Lu Ho  5 days back

                                                                            7:36 its the citadel from rick and morty!
                                                                            Hell yeah! Wabbalubbadubdub

                                                                            • sheeple overlord
                                                                              sheeple overlord  5 days back

                                                                              the Idea that some day or possibly even right now their may be civilisations powerful enough to manipulate Space, time and reality

                                                                              • spirited assassin
                                                                                spirited assassin  5 days back

                                                                                if you try to travel through wormholes you will wake up thanos

                                                                                • You Know Who
                                                                                  You Know Who  5 days back

                                                                                  Erotic matter

                                                                                  • Issac Navac
                                                                                    Issac Navac  5 days back

                                                                                    Released on my birthday

                                                                                    • さっひーチャンネル☆

                                                                                      OK, let's find exotic substances with all people

                                                                                      • さっひーチャンネル☆

                                                                                        3:34 OH MY GOD!!!!!!!!

                                                                                        • Preeti Singh
                                                                                          Preeti Singh  5 days back

                                                                                          4:02 T-Tony S-stark said *THAT*
                                                                                          Edit: 7:49 too

                                                                                          • Nothing Interesting Here.

                                                                                            the narrator is the David Attenborough of YouTube

                                                                                            • The Doctor
                                                                                              The Doctor  6 days back

                                                                                              how can the vaccum of space be exotic matter