Wormholes Explained – Breaking Spacetime

  • 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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    Wormholes Explained – Breaking Spacetime

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    • WillsIsCool01
      WillsIsCool01  3 weeks back

      Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell if we use exotic matter manmade wormholes, wouldn’t we not be able to enter as its repulsive??

    • Pidecinin pideleri
      Pidecinin pideleri  4 weeks back

      What if a very old person into a black hole? What happen to person?

    • Long Le Thanh
      Long Le Thanh  4 weeks back

      Oh grosem I love it.

    • LoGo Team
      LoGo Team  1 months back

      Video nikola tesla

    • Yeabsera Woldetsadik
      Yeabsera Woldetsadik  1 months back

      About the video, around 7:40
      you guys meant time loops which could break the laws of conservation and a infinitely repeating time events.
      For example, a movie called "Free birds" is not that popular but represents it very well.

      I'm a fan of possibility and probably others to so please make a video about it, thanks for your time.

  • Irma Arevalo
    Irma Arevalo  5 hours back

    Me: Finally, videos [KURSGESAGT'S among others] that state that math is describing a reality not necessarily our universe.


    • Austin stonecoldpowers
      Austin stonecoldpowers  13 hours back

      Is it possible to invert a Blake hole's gravity to make a wormhole

      • beyondfubar
        beyondfubar  1 days back

        Good material, but the 80s theme really sold it, informative AND funny. I love this channel!

        • vjovev
          vjovev  1 days back

          What is the music used in this video? Is it possible to download it somewhere? Thanks!!

          • Eternal Hyper
            Eternal Hyper  1 days back

            Bu bilimler ile ilgili, bir uzay medeniyeti oyunu yapmak istiyorum...

            • fnaf man
              fnaf man  2 days back

              so this is how portal guns work

              • Michcio
                Michcio  2 days back

                Portal 2 irl

                • Captain Plague
                  Captain Plague  2 days back

                  Anybody get anxiety when seeing the concept of a black hole??

                  • Storm Gaming
                    Storm Gaming  2 days back

                    Wait, if we use exotic matter in a worm hole, wont it repel people too?

                    • Bob li
                      Bob li  2 days back

                      Well, for the person that is actually travelling, supposeing that guy dont die, it will take a finite amount of time, cause he is traveling @ the speed of light. Time dialation will make everybody else think the guy is gonna take forever, but not really acorrding to the traveler

                      • Bob li
                        Bob li  2 days back

                        Soooooooooo... any comments?

                      • Bob li
                        Bob li  2 days back

                        Actually, it won't be possible to not be torn into 1 trillion pieces in a black hole, probably,

                    • AiWalker77
                      AiWalker77  2 days back

                      Just open nether portals smh 😔😔

                      • Damien Barkley
                        Damien Barkley  3 days back

                        3:16 is literally a white hole. ive thought about this before when i was really drunk lol

                        • soraninja
                          soraninja  3 days back

                          Watching this sounds like something someone just made up.

                          I'm guessing there's decades of research backing it all up which is hopefully and fun :)

                          Let's hope we don't expose humanity to anything grim with a portal on our door step

                          Love the 80s synthwave visual style ~ extra points

                          • richard klegin
                            richard klegin  3 days back

                            we could make an zpm? ( zero point module )

                            • richard klegin
                              richard klegin  3 days back

                              were you can find an wormhole is at stargate command

                              • el gringo
                                el gringo  3 days back

                                Humans: *try to make a wormhole*

                                Wormhole with black and white holes laughing in the background: *I'm bout to end this mans whole career*

                                • WireHanga
                                  WireHanga  3 days back

                                  OR how about let’s not fuck around with natural properties and end up creating a black hole destroying us all thank you for coming to my ted talk

                                  • Sergio Soerjanto
                                    Sergio Soerjanto  4 days back

                                    Drunk and learning physics!!! Im proud of myself😂😂😂

                                    • Luigi Cotocea
                                      Luigi Cotocea  4 days back

                                      That aready done in portal 2. So what we lose?

                                      • MinnieGamer 30
                                        MinnieGamer 30  4 days back

                                        Soo should we evolve to birds then?

                                        • Joe Xavior
                                          Joe Xavior  4 days back

                                          Why no one realized yet that black hole is worm hole.

                                          • TEENS FASHION HUB
                                            TEENS FASHION HUB  4 days back

                                            Doraemon: hold my anywhere door

                                            • 5 3
                                              5 3  4 days back

                                              So basically wormholes are another word for travelling quickly.

                                              • Grim Oeuvre
                                                Grim Oeuvre  4 days back

                                                Yeah, I like Halo Slipspace travel.

                                                • Space Cat
                                                  Space Cat  5 days back

                                                  Everything in the galaxy is dangerous and deadly

                                                  • toric tom
                                                    toric tom  5 days back

                                                    Doesn't exotic matter make black hole's gravity weaker?

                                                    • happy nightmare monster

                                                      Wouldn't exotic matter force you away from the worm hole

                                                    • k
                                                      k  5 days back

                                                      5:25 Jesus fucking Christ.

                                                      • Colton Nemitz
                                                        Colton Nemitz  5 days back

                                                        You’ll just become dead. EPIC

                                                        • Poperpoppop 1
                                                          Poperpoppop 1  5 days back

                                                          Electromagnetic traversable wormholes are real

                                                          • Jeffrey050711
                                                            Jeffrey050711  6 days back

                                                            The 80's synthesizer music complimented this video very nicely!

                                                            • Pastel Cacti
                                                              Pastel Cacti  6 days back

                                                              mmm much vaporwave very aesthetic

                                                              • Daniel Haqim
                                                                Daniel Haqim  6 days back

                                                                who came here after interstellar?

                                                                • Suzanne Bascara
                                                                  Suzanne Bascara  6 days back

                                                                  In 4:34 the wormhole is seen near Saturn thats a reference to Interstellar

                                                                  • Fleet Admiral Auto
                                                                    Fleet Admiral Auto  7 days back

                                                                    Interstellar be like

                                                                    • SUPER TCHIERRY
                                                                      SUPER TCHIERRY  7 days back

                                                                      6:17 we have the dark energy.

                                                                      • Phillip Playz
                                                                        Phillip Playz  7 days back

                                                                        If wormholes exist in our solar system we could probably go to other stars/ solar systems

                                                                        • MrPhange Phange
                                                                          MrPhange Phange  7 days back

                                                                          The 80s and black holes. Both are points in space and time with infinite density.

                                                                        • A Random weeb
                                                                          A Random weeb  7 days back

                                                                          Kurzgesagt just killed that kid

                                                                          • Gabriel Oliveira
                                                                            Gabriel Oliveira  1 weeks back

                                                                            Eita, deixa eu tomar meu banho agora pra esfriar a cabeça, porque meu cérebro fritou com essa! 😂 Fantástico!👏🏼👏🏼

                                                                            • greg li
                                                                              greg li  1 weeks back

                                                                              16000th comment

                                                                              • Maloew Valenar
                                                                                Maloew Valenar  1 weeks back

                                                                                So, I have a hypothesis, I have no idea if the science or math holds up, though, so here it is: if there are wormholes in a black hole and instead of going into a different universe, it just went into the same one, gravity would go through the wormholes and possibly explain dark matter. (Disclaimer: I have no idea if this is possible, I just thought of it while watching this video.)

                                                                                • Ticket Tocket
                                                                                  Ticket Tocket  1 weeks back

                                                                                  Yo lemme get some Nike Moonshoes.

                                                                                  • Nether Craft
                                                                                    Nether Craft  1 weeks back

                                                                                    in future mom where is my worm hole

                                                                                    • RpM NiLo
                                                                                      RpM NiLo  1 weeks back

                                                                                      Surely if there was negative matter then it wouldn’t be physical as it has no mass and therefore has no properties that physical properties do have such as strength, torsion and flexibility so it wouldn’t be able to resist the force of gravity. Can someone please explain?

                                                                                      • Joshua Thomas
                                                                                        Joshua Thomas  1 weeks back

                                                                                        How do you guys make this, seriously? You explain complicated concepts like wormholes using cultural references and make it look so easy. Hats off kurzgesagt

                                                                                        • Tupei games
                                                                                          Tupei games  1 weeks back

                                                                                          5 min crafts be like