The Largest Star in the Universe - Size Comparison

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  1. Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell
    Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell
    5 ամիս առաջ

    We created our first app ‘Universe in a Nutshell’, together with Tim Urban of Wait but Why! You can get it here: Appstore: Google Playstore: 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 ( 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

    1. Animator ZRB
      Animator ZRB
      16 օր առաջ

      Pls dont keep it paid as i cant download it then

    2. Radhar
      25 օր առաջ

      This is not free on Appstore.

    3. James E. Loos II
      James E. Loos II
      27 օր առաջ

      ‘Km. . QQQQQQ

    4. Mason Nix
      Mason Nix
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      11:03 It says the milky way galaxy 201,000 light years but isnt it only suppose to be 100,000 instead?

    5. Short-stak
      Ամիս առաջ

      You should add a feature where you can compare sizes

  2. Alternate Science
    Alternate Science
    20 րոպե առաջ

    Why does this video have these many dislikes? Answer: Brown Dwarfs are the most common things in the universe.

  3. 미리네은하여행
    Ժամ առաջ

    십바... 온세상이 저 별로만 보이겠누 ㄷㄷㄷㄷ

  4. Lukas P.
    Lukas P.
    2 ժամ առաջ

    "We are just hairless monkeys on a big wet rock that is floating around a giant fireball in space." - someone on the internet

  5. Christopher
    3 ժամ առաջ

    Interesting video. Just to make a point here: If something in science “breaks the rules a little bit,” then your rules/assumptions are wrong or incomplete. If your theory of Star formation cannot include these exceptions into the present rule, then present rule is not correct. It may be our best guess, which is fine, I don’t know better myself. But then present it as such. Don’t present it as a hard fact.

  6. The Sun
    The Sun
    3 ժամ առաջ

    Fools,I have not used my full power when I get hard I go big. I am not in my full potential

  7. Iamcristinea
    5 ժամ առաջ

    Just imagine how small we are in this universe so don’t worry about things to much, they don’t matter.

    1. Rohan best boi
      Rohan best boi
      3 ժամ առաջ

      then imagine atoms and protons You cannot even imagine how small they are

  8. Cap'n Jace
    Cap'n Jace
    6 ժամ առաջ

    I can't believe I ever forgot this channel existed

  9. Mervin Vaquez
    Mervin Vaquez
    6 ժամ առաջ

    Its Uy Scuti

  10. Daniel J Duval
    Daniel J Duval
    7 ժամ առաջ

    I only have one question, what would it take to make a full blown sun-like star.

  11. Mrinal Kulkarni
    Mrinal Kulkarni
    10 ժամ առաջ

    Does anyone else think that Kurzgesagt talks about brown dwarfs the same your mother talks to you? Btw I had to check wether I spelled dwarfs then thought if it was a word!

  12. Nathan Alexandre
    Nathan Alexandre
    11 ժամ առաջ

    Correction: The Universe is need to travel outside of it parameters to see the BIG STUFF!?!

  13. Bobby Silver
    Bobby Silver
    12 ժամ առաջ

    Why hang around Earth in your next leftime. No vaccine passport is needed to go to another solar system, galaxy or even dimension.

  14. Oliver Mcgee
    Oliver Mcgee
    12 ժամ առաջ

    The dramatic music at the end reminded me about the juggernaut music in war zone

  15. Enrique Sanche
    Enrique Sanche
    14 ժամ առաջ

    Stephenson 2-18 would make Jupiter its new mercury....

  16. Jeremy Juteau
    Jeremy Juteau
    14 ժամ առաջ

    10:08 Is the most epic part

  17. royalninja 49
    royalninja 49
    16 ժամ առաջ

    the app now costs money

  18. Klex
    16 ժամ առաջ

    I love the boss music at the end.

  19. Ora Andrews
    Ora Andrews
    16 ժամ առաջ

    The spiky afternoon promisingly unpack because science comparably disapprove beyond a well-off kitchen. glossy, true cork

  20. Pakeezah Sarwar
    Pakeezah Sarwar
    17 ժամ առաջ

    Dislikes are from all the brown dwarves

  21. 19 ժամ առաջ

    Be really roasting that star lol

  22. Roshdy Yassin
    Roshdy Yassin
    20 ժամ առաջ

    Kurzgesgat: launches new app Me: cool, I am going to download it! : ) App: IcOsTmOnEy Me: nevermind...

  23. NightwishTarja
    21 ժամ առաջ

    kurzgesagt is getting better each time

  24. LANGIT 556
    LANGIT 556
    22 ժամ առաջ

    Bro stop roasting the brown dwarf

  25. Rahin Alam
    Rahin Alam
    22 ժամ առաջ

    Is Stephenson 2- 18 bigger than UY Scuti tho

  26. Max Richardson
    Max Richardson
    22 ժամ առաջ

    The music is so inspirational

  27. Mason Nix
    Mason Nix
    22 ժամ առաջ

    Isnt the milky galaxy only 100,000 light years not 201,000 light years. So this video is wrong.

  28. zeze rubio
    zeze rubio
    22 ժամ առաջ

    The squeamish millimeter cumulatively wonder because dorothy chiefly snore by a blushing rice. important, mighty glockenspiel

  29. man man
    man man
    22 ժամ առաջ

    Think that the stephenson 2-18 isnt even a big star compared to the unexplored universe's stars. Thats just crazy

  30. Larry Chandler
    Larry Chandler
    23 ժամ առաջ

    I have a theory that Jupiter isn't a failed star or a dwarf planet , it is more like a planet maker.

  31. Badet Channel Oil Rockers
    Badet Channel Oil Rockers
    Օր առաջ

    You lied. The app is 149$ lol

  32. Linsey Ralston
    Linsey Ralston
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    The efficacious apparatus previously hand because department fifthly cough sans a gaudy cub. makeshift, happy diploma

  33. Thạnh Phạm
    Thạnh Phạm
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    Science stupid The stupid science brain was high the word is that the universe is expanding at three times the speed of light. The universe just expanded like the Earth. The Earth is constantly growing Evidence is that Hawaii volcanic lava is constantly spewing out So the Earth increases by 1 cubic meters, the Sun immediately rose by 28 cubic meters. If the solar system magnetic field increases by 1 kilowatts, the sagittarius A * magnetic field immediately increases by 4 million kilowatt If the Sun were to increase by 1 cubic meters, the Hercules - Corona borealis Greatwall would immediately increases by 600 trillion cubic meters

    1. Thạnh Phạm
      Thạnh Phạm
      10 ժամ առաջ

      Suck and pushes the solar system in or der. The sagittarius A * magnetic field continuously 4 million times strong than the solar field

    2. Nikola Tesla
      Nikola Tesla
      11 ժամ առաջ

      @Thạnh Phạm wow congrats, you just proved that you're incapable of reading my responses

    3. Thạnh Phạm
      Thạnh Phạm
      11 ժամ առաջ

      The stupid science brain was high the word is that the universe is expanding at three times the speed of light The universe just expanded like the Earth. The Earth is constantly growing Evidence is that Hawaii volcanic lava is constantly spewing out

    4. Nikola Tesla
      Nikola Tesla
      12 ժամ առաջ

      Already debunked all of your points. The universe is expanding ~2156 km/s which is way slower than the speed of light. Second the mahnetic fields are not measured in kilowatts so your statement is false unless you provide actual evidence. While magma is rising to the surface other parts ar sinking beneath the surface so you're talking bullshit

  34. TheFlamingGod 328
    TheFlamingGod 328
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    Me wondering how long the dinosaurs went with out sun because he said the sun only last 10,000,000,000

  35. Remington Banker
    Remington Banker
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    “Dragon ball power levels visualized”

  36. Revanth BK
    Revanth BK
    Օր առաջ

    kurzgesagt u rock with knowledge

  37. Michel Dos Santos
    Michel Dos Santos
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    Na real e incrível não parece que elas são tão grande assim não é nem estão taoooooooooooooooo distante assim não.nem sempre a certeza do cientista é certa.

  38. killunder93
    Օր առաջ

    Please reset italian subs.. After 3 Min. Doesnt work

  39. It has to be the hammer!
    It has to be the hammer!
    Օր առաջ

    This whole video could be a that’s what she said joke

  40. Kinetic Redshift
    Kinetic Redshift
    Օր առաջ

    Don't worry brown dwarf we still love you

  41. General Pulsar
    General Pulsar
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    Andromeda stars: hello there

  42. Kyren Bunch
    Kyren Bunch
    Օր առաջ

    someone help

  43. Mr.chicken
    Օր առաջ

    Why u no like brown dwarf

  44. Prodigy Smit
    Prodigy Smit
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    Sun is smaller than R136a1. R136a1: Bow to ME! Sun: This is not even my final form.

  45. AryaN
    Օր առաջ

    00:50 "Although fun to watch" HaHaa

  46. Alp
    Օր առաջ

    Name of the music playing?

  47. Lazy Tuber
    Lazy Tuber
    Օր առաջ

    Are you a nasa employee?????

  48. Lex
    2 օր առաջ

    Why you gotta treat brown dwarfs like that?

  49. Titan
    2 օր առաջ

    Also when are you going to start talking about me?

  50. Titan
    2 օր առաջ

    POV: you are looking for cahrykhs comment

  51. SD
    2 օր առաջ

    9:54 “Giving its gas back to the galaxy” You know, I something of a star myself

  52. SD
    2 օր առաջ

    Brown Dwarfs: Exist Kurzgesagt: So you have chosen... death

  53. ArvadTheCursed
    2 օր առաջ

    I think this is my favourite kurzgesagt video

  54. Lonely Grim
    Lonely Grim
    2 օր առաջ

    We are so insignificant it's scary.........

  55. Md.mahmudul islam abid
    Md.mahmudul islam abid
    2 օր առաջ

    Sirius is star that is created by allah, allah claimed it is his's star,,, وَأَنَّهُ هُوَ رَبُّ الشِّعْرَى. That He is the Lord of Sirius (the Mighty Star); (Surah An-Najm (star)53,verse 49) Yea, to Allah belongs all that is in the heavens and on earth: so that He rewards those who do evil, according to their deeds, and He rewards those who do good, with what is best. Those who avoid great sins and shameful deeds, only (falling into) small faults,- verily thy Lord is ample in forgiveness. He knows you well when He brings you out of the earth, And when ye are hidden in your mothers' wombs. Therefore justify not yourselves: He knows best who it is that guards against evil. (Surah An-Najm (star)53,verse 31,32)

  56. AdamVibez
    2 օր առաջ

    Who came here bc of deh sirius skecthz

  57. Weather StormX
    Weather StormX
    2 օր առաջ

    fact: the sun in its red giant phase will be 1/3 the size of pistol star

  58. michael.jovan 181901012
    michael.jovan 181901012
    2 օր առաջ

    2nd largest star is UY scuti

    1. michael.jovan 181901012
      michael.jovan 181901012
      Օր առաջ

      So put UY scuti on 2nd thing

  59. Lucas Zhang
    Lucas Zhang
    2 օր առաջ

    Sirius is actually pretty close to the temperature of the inside of a hotpocket

  60. Nathália Hohl
    Nathália Hohl
    2 օր առաջ

    It's a great surprise to see you guys are on a colab with Wait But Why. Is it the first time? It's one of my favorites websites, but I haven't been there in a while.

  61. bennyboy
    2 օր առաջ

    they should just include sponsors as things in the scale so they could make the app free. i mean who actually gonna spend money to get an informational app

    1. TheSpryxe l Hardware
      TheSpryxe l Hardware
      2 օր առաջ

      More than 50.000 people, me included, bought the app

  62. GaspyTheGhost
    2 օր առաջ

    im a brown dwarf apparently

  63. Aberrant Lore
    Aberrant Lore
    2 օր առաջ

    The largest star in the world is Kurzgeast for being a very proud nutshell sourcce

  64. Lapislazuli Star
    Lapislazuli Star
    2 օր առաջ

    *Kurzgesagt: Brown dwarfs are useless* Hah, jokes on you. Colliding brown dwarves will be the only places of star formation (and life) in the Degenerate Era, when galaxies run out of hydrogen and experience dynamic relaxation.

  65. Romuland Meier
    Romuland Meier
    2 օր առաջ

    A wise man once said: "There is always a bigger fish."

    1. p3el ぴいる
      p3el ぴいる
      Օր առաջ

      "But you cant get bigger than the biggest fish"

    2. BrockBakpao PS4
      BrockBakpao PS4
      Օր առաջ

      Ah the star wars reference, a man of culture i see

    3. Zach Pipher
      Zach Pipher
      Օր առաջ

      Id like to think like a black hole. Big things in small packages.

    4. Winston Peloso
      Winston Peloso
      Օր առաջ


    5. danaolsongaming
      Օր առաջ

      @TdAssassin yee, ep 1

  66. SageBlitZ
    2 օր առաջ

    Why am I so small😔😔

  67. Markus Wackett
    Markus Wackett
    2 օր առաջ

    I love how every time they mention a brown dwarf they absolutely bash it and call it a failure like it's a annoying child they don't wanna see 🤣

  68. TH-Bang
    2 օր առաջ

    Things like this will make you fall in love with science

  69. Zora Swailes
    Zora Swailes
    2 օր առաջ

    The zealous quicksand nally print because pakistan adventitiously risk regarding a rich paint. craven, clever ox

  70. thezanninogang
    2 օր առաջ

    Can we talk about how R136a1 shines at 9M times the sun but Stephenson 2-18 is 500k times brighter than the sun, which means R136a1 is 18 times brighter than Stephenson 2-18 but it’s 72 times smaller... 😂🤣 (R136ai = 30x sun size, Stephenson 2-18= 2160 sun size: 2160/30=72)

  71. Brick by Brick
    Brick by Brick
    2 օր առաջ

    Poor brown dwarfs. They just wanted to fit in!!

  72. isim
    2 օր առաջ

    Kim çeviriyi yarım bıraktı :(

  73. Vignesh Krishnamoorthy
    Vignesh Krishnamoorthy
    2 օր առաջ

    Brown Dwarfs are a big disappointment to their moms..... wow that hurts mate.

  74. Davi David
    Davi David
    2 օր առաջ

    Dude, When he started to talk I thought it was Gordon Ramsay LOL

  75. Heriberto Morales
    Heriberto Morales
    2 օր առաջ

    $3 for the app why not thats what i spend on a bag of chips and a arizona if im lucky. Smh

  76. 20 Muhammad Kemal Abizar / 8F
    20 Muhammad Kemal Abizar / 8F
    2 օր առաջ

    R136a1: **Burns only a few million years, and it's short** Everyone: *What the hell is this?*

    1. Jorne Jacxsens
      Jorne Jacxsens
      18 ժամ առաջ


  77. Ben Alsareheed
    Ben Alsareheed
    2 օր առաջ

    You said it was free

    1. pupiegod
      Օր առաջ

      No they said there were no “in-app purchases” that means you can’t buy stuff inside the app, for instance, buying currency in an app, say, a video game, is an “in-app purchase”.

  78. Hamza
    2 օր առաջ

    The largest star that human beings ever discovered is "UY scuti"

    1. Noahvader the Berserker Packin' Man and a Half
      Noahvader the Berserker Packin' Man and a Half
      2 օր առաջ

      UY Scuti was reevaluated recently and was found to be closer, and hence, smaller.

    2. Noreaksey Meang
      Noreaksey Meang
      2 օր առաջ

      Stephenson 2-18 is now the new largest star, largest than UY scuti

  79. Wilhelm Hesse
    Wilhelm Hesse
    2 օր առաջ

    How can the universe not have an intelligent design? Even in chaos there is order and vice versa.

  80. Jackpot Melody
    Jackpot Melody
    3 օր առաջ

    anyone else frantically search how old the sun is after that not-so-fun fact about our sun dying at 10 billion years?

  81. Jericho Yagin
    Jericho Yagin
    3 օր առաջ

    You should voice audio books

  82. Raden mas said baariq
    Raden mas said baariq
    3 օր առաջ

    This universe has the same scale level as Dragon ball scale

  83. Hafsa Saeed
    Hafsa Saeed
    3 օր առաջ

    Vy Canis majoris

  84. Persian Empire
    Persian Empire
    3 օր առաջ

    UY scutti temperature 3000k Arcturus temperature 4000k Sun temperature 5000k Sirius a temperature 9000k Rigel temperature 11000k WR 102 temperature 200.000k Supernova core temperature 100 billion k

  85. Raden mas said baariq
    Raden mas said baariq
    3 օր առաջ

    Who else is changing their names to "brown dwarf"?

  86. The passenger
    The passenger
    3 օր առաջ

    Ay why u do my man brown dwarf like that ☠️😭

  87. The epic apple
    The epic apple
    3 օր առաջ

    Why do i need to use money to get tha app?

    1. TheSpryxe l Hardware
      TheSpryxe l Hardware
      2 օր առաջ

      Why not?

  88. clarence diaz
    clarence diaz
    3 օր առաջ


  89. Thiçc Rəıner
    Thiçc Rəıner
    3 օր առաջ

    Superman should go to those yellow Hyper giants and get a power up

  90. 上上下下左右左右早漏
    3 օր առաջ

    お願いします🙇‍♂️ I'm always looking for your film translated in Japanese. However the last film with only English , I have been waiting for it in Japanese for four months . Can I expect it ?

  91. Anna Katrina Sadsad
    Anna Katrina Sadsad
    3 օր առաջ

    The biggest star in the whole universe is UY Scuti

    1. pupiegod
      Օր առաջ

      No, it was re-evaluated recently, and found to be closer than previously thought, and hence, smaller.

  92. nezkeys79
    3 օր առաջ

    So is this Stevenson 2-18 the same size as our entire solar system or even bigger? Oh wait you said it would reach Saturn (I asked without watching the whole thing)

  93. nezkeys79
    3 օր առաջ

    Think of how big an ant is in comparison to the thumbnail. Then imagine how big the biggest star is in comparison to the biggest galaxy. Then think of the size of the whole universe and go back to that ant 🐜 I wonder what this number difference is 🐜 vs 🌠🌌 XD

  94. Silver Clock
    Silver Clock
    3 օր առաջ

    problem with french sub

  95. Reilin L
    Reilin L
    3 օր առաջ

    I think the brown dwarf is my spirit animal.

  96. choomanfoo
    3 օր առաջ

    The Universe is flat!

  97. tubeycat
    3 օր առաջ

    I was boutta comment "why don't the stars have s*x"

  98. Beau Knight
    Beau Knight
    3 օր առաջ

    Who hurt you enough to take it out on my boys, Brown Dwarfs? I relate to them lol

  99. Shawn Kuhn
    Shawn Kuhn
    3 օր առաջ

    Throwing shade on that brown dwarf bro, he sad

  100. Mark McLaughlin
    Mark McLaughlin
    3 օր առաջ