Death From Space — Gamma-Ray Bursts Explained

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    There are cosmic snipers firing at random into the unvierse. What are they and what happens if they hit us?

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    Death From Space — Gamma-Ray Bursts Explained

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    • Poras kinneth
      Poras kinneth  2 weeks back

      I have a question Kurzgesagt.

      Can we humans rebuild the ozone layer?

    • Dinesh Chanpa
      Dinesh Chanpa  2 weeks back


    • Yashwardhan Chandel
      Yashwardhan Chandel  3 weeks back

      Love from India .
      5:28 is that flame Princess ??

    • Poras kinneth
      Poras kinneth  4 weeks back

      Make a video about Pokémon. Hahahaha JK. They are in 5:16

  • Oliver Thomas
    Oliver Thomas  13 hours back

    4:41 YOU ARR HERE...

    Ah... your the best Kurzgesagt

    • WireHanga
      WireHanga  2 days back


      • kruth 666
        kruth 666  3 days back

        Now we know how we lost the National Dex. Blame GRB

        • Pro Pineapple
          Pro Pineapple  4 days back

          Cosmic campers

          • Da Infinity Stonks
            Da Infinity Stonks  4 days back

            GRB: I’m gonna do what’s called a pro gamer move

            • Memo Mumb
              Memo Mumb  4 days back

              Earth: exists
              Gamma Ray Burst: I’m about to end this whole man’s career (or at least try to)

              • Evan Lang
                Evan Lang  4 days back

                -Insert comment about 3.6 something-or-other here...

                • Bahar Sipahioğlu
                  Bahar Sipahioğlu  4 days back

                  When you said "Now!" for the last time and when the red sparkly light came I freaked out... My heart is racing right now!!

                  • flames
                    flames  4 days back

                    i was hit by a GRB the moment the video ended

                    • Nunya Business
                      Nunya Business  5 days back

                      Most are harmless ???

                      • Ethan Wyatt
                        Ethan Wyatt  6 days back

                        4 Pokémon in the video. 2 fossil and 2 gen 7 Pokémon.

                        • Vaxaradox
                          Vaxaradox  6 days back

                          Short answer: You'd die.

                          • Spremiagrumi Tergicristallo

                            XxMarkthekingofminecraft09xX kill humans using gamma ray (1800 light years ————>)

                            • Teha Fitri
                              Teha Fitri  7 days back

                              2:49 you know who

                              • Rajeev yuvan
                                Rajeev yuvan  1 weeks back

                                At 2:48 it's the dark mark in Harry potter

                                • Paradox
                                  Paradox  1 weeks back

                                  Or maybe, NOW

                                  • Rainygamingwith juri
                                    Rainygamingwith juri  1 weeks back

                                    I dont know why but when he said microwave it made me laugh

                                    • Ozzy Bits
                                      Ozzy Bits  1 weeks back

                                      "The most powerful weapon in the universe" BOI I'M TAKING IT AND SHOOTING IT AT ALL THE BAD GUYS.

                                      • bisi kuku
                                        bisi kuku  1 weeks back

                                        my creator my me super rich

                                        • JimXInfinity13
                                          JimXInfinity13  1 weeks back

                                          Basically in a nutshell we’re screwed if a gamma ray burst is coming this way

                                          • Maximus Gallaty
                                            Maximus Gallaty  1 weeks back

                                            look at the time 5:29 someone likes adventure time... (if you dont find it look at the middle planet and the person on it)

                                            • SweaterPawsROLVe
                                              SweaterPawsROLVe  1 weeks back

                                              Gamma Rays

                                              *G A C H A R A Y S*

                                              • Eternal Carnage Ω
                                                Eternal Carnage Ω  1 weeks back

                                                0:27 Imagine a gamma ray burst killing you and god saying “ha get no scoped bitch!”

                                                • Nikolas _Spiridakis
                                                  Nikolas _Spiridakis  1 weeks back

                                                  Man in another option this events are amazing but in the other hand they are dangerous for us.

                                                  • Jeffrey Javillo
                                                    Jeffrey Javillo  2 weeks back

                                                    I want you make a face reaval video

                                                  • Fun Korean Person
                                                    Fun Korean Person  2 weeks back

                                                    *Colors weave into a spire of flame*

                                                    • HelixX Gaming
                                                      HelixX Gaming  2 weeks back

                                                      Nice easter egg there... CGP Grey: you are two video...

                                                      • Jordan Hicks
                                                        Jordan Hicks  2 weeks back

                                                        calculating how many ways Kurzgesagt has name that could eliminate all of life on earth would need a supercomputer the size of earth

                                                        • Moli 0824
                                                          Moli 0824  2 weeks back

                                                          gamma ray: *exists*
                                                          ozone: *exists*
                                                          war between them: *exists*

                                                          • Boris Boris
                                                            Boris Boris  2 weeks back

                                                            Won’t we just all turn into the hulk? Do your research man .

                                                            • Dinesh Chanpa
                                                              Dinesh Chanpa  2 weeks back


                                                              • Dinesh Chanpa
                                                                Dinesh Chanpa  2 weeks back


                                                                • Dinesh Chanpa
                                                                  Dinesh Chanpa  2 weeks back

                                                                  Sir you make great vedios and infinitly informational vedios

                                                                  • Wunder Waffles555
                                                                    Wunder Waffles555  2 weeks back

                                                                    if you think about it we could all die at any moment.. literally ANY!..... wow

                                                                    • Fryderyk Z
                                                                      Fryderyk Z  2 weeks back

                                                                      5:15 I SEE POKEMONS!

                                                                      • vinay bommena
                                                                        vinay bommena  2 weeks back

                                                                        5:17 i knew pokemons existed

                                                                        • SuperVixen5
                                                                          SuperVixen5  2 weeks back

                                                                          Imagine having the ability to breathe these! Take that, fire breath!

                                                                          • el brados
                                                                            el brados  3 weeks back

                                                                            Star wars noscope

                                                                            • First Name Last Name
                                                                              First Name Last Name  3 weeks back

                                                                              So you were saying that we don't have to build a death star at all, and we only need to find a way to tilt a black hole so we could aim at where the GRB would shot out to.

                                                                              Well that's easier than building a death star right?

                                                                              • BLOB 13TNT
                                                                                BLOB 13TNT  3 weeks back

                                                                                Not gonna lie I could have lived without knowing that.

                                                                                • Ferasdarkness 225
                                                                                  Ferasdarkness 225  3 weeks back

                                                                                  Dude mirror reflects light let's just use it

                                                                                  • Vold Ravenclaw
                                                                                    Vold Ravenclaw  3 weeks back

                                                                                    Ok, who cast Morsmordre into space.

                                                                                    • Comedy Gacha
                                                                                      Comedy Gacha  3 weeks back

                                                                                      3:55 aww a dog

                                                                                      • Alastor Strix'Efuartus
                                                                                        Alastor Strix'Efuartus  3 weeks back

                                                                                        I like how this video ended with a sentence ".. And we're dead"

                                                                                        • Yashwardhan Chandel
                                                                                          Yashwardhan Chandel  3 weeks back

                                                                                          5:28 is that adventure time's flame princess

                                                                                          • Yashwardhan Chandel
                                                                                            Yashwardhan Chandel  3 weeks back

                                                                                            5:13 gotta catch em all!
                                                                                            5:21 oh, they are dead.

                                                                                            • Husaria Husaria
                                                                                              Husaria Husaria  3 weeks back

                                                                                              4:40 to 4:50
                                                                                              Well yes, but it will be less intensif
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