Why Don't We Shoot Nuclear Waste Into Space? 

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Here in the Kurzgesagt labs we test very important ideas to see what happens when you blow things up or play with black holes. Many of you suggested that we look into an idea that sounds reasonable: Shooting nuclear waste into space. It is one of those concepts that seems like an easy fix for one of the main problems with nuclear energy. But it turns out this idea is not just bad but horribly bad and it gets worse the longer you think about it.
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Doplex -_- 10 aylar önce
Isn't it fantastic how a group of people can sit in a room, do obscure research for hundreds of hours, then present a thesis in an animated format for us all to enjoy. This is one of the best channels on the internet.
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Tove Kauppi 10 aylar önce
Agreed. I wear my Kurzgesagt Earth t-shirt with pride and am always delighted when my students recognise the art style.
Benjamin Haley
Benjamin Haley 10 aylar önce
I don’t think of it as obscure research though. It’s extremely relevant given fossil fuels are a finite resource on the way out.
O’Reagano 10 aylar önce
ryan rogers
ryan rogers 10 aylar önce
@Benjamin Haley Really prove that? Don't use a woke media source either
Jordon Smith
Jordon Smith 10 aylar önce
All for free.
karol306 9 aylar önce
Some hundred years ago people thought it's a good idea to throw waste into oceans since they're so huge and surely that won't be a problem. Got a similar vibe from this idea
Mystery User
Mystery User 9 aylar önce
You know what’s way easier than using rockets for dumping? Digging a hole in uninhabitable land (200 meters or so) and burying the waste there
Shooter Face123
Shooter Face123 9 aylar önce
I think he knows because he just watched the video that tells why nuclear waste shouldn’t be blasted into space and also included that burying them underground would be ideal.
Mystery User
Mystery User 9 aylar önce
@bossdunkz Scientifically speaking, it is the best solution. The capsules take thousands of years to decay along with the radioactive waste, meaning by the time the capsule is gone, the radioactive waste will no longer be radioactive. Basically just inert metal deposits in the middle of nowhere. Additionally, being buried means that none of its radiation will ever reach the surface or anything. Most radiation cannot penetrate solid materials (solar radiation travels through vacuum for this reason), but gamma rays can because they’re so small and require about one meter of concrete to stop their penetration. Being 200 meters to 1KM deep in the Earth itself means it’s extremely well insulated. As the contents are radioactive, we cannot risk it getting close to any ground water supplies or mineable materials. Geologists can determine what land has no such obstacles, provided it is also uninhabitable for nuclear burial and the location is documented so that no unsuspecting Geologists accidentally digs one up.
I never thought I would hear "Rockets go brrrr" in a Kurzgesagt video but I love it
Isigia 9 aylar önce
Sameee! Nice to hear modern internet humor XD
0dark0 9 aylar önce
same XD
Hunter Bernard
Hunter Bernard 9 aylar önce
2:40 Lmao yelling away this mess
民眾 9 aylar önce
Yeah, 笑死,真的笑爛 這科學節目越來越好玩了,字面上的🇹🇼😂👍🇹🇼 6:52
Trak 6 aylar önce
I love how professional these videos are. They have the bibliography linked to credit the sources of information. It is exceptionally detailed. You can just tell that these people spend so much time doing these videos. From the first website. To the last detail in the editing and animating process, to the legend who voices over this channel. You can tell that the people behind this TRvid channel work very hard. And care about what they are doing a lot. It is reflected in your work, your passion for knowledge. And to share that knowledge. I hope to be like these people one day. Thankyou for teaching me all these years. For helping me understand the fundamentals of chemistry, physics. Just science. You are the reason i am going to pass my classes this year. The motivation. Regards, Wil
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Adaai 9 aylar önce
I’d be interested in seeing a video about the mathematics involved in calculating a trajectory to hit the sun.
I am Normal
I am Normal 9 aylar önce
That's top secret. There's unlimited supply of gold on the Sun.
Mystery User
Mystery User 9 aylar önce
@I am Normal No, it’s just Hydrogen that will become Helium in the Sun
Shooter Face123
Shooter Face123 9 aylar önce
The Redditor has discovered a discrepancy in your foolish statement and will make sure to correct it in its entirety
Someone404 9 aylar önce
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Bricks are Beautiful 10 aylar önce
“Most countries are dealing with it by not dealing with it.” This channel is utterly amazing. 😂
Sumi 10 aylar önce
Which is simply true. 🤷‍♀️
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ly cu 10 aylar önce
Matias Agudelo
Matias Agudelo 10 aylar önce
"Experts would call this a huge problem" had me dying
tam nguyen
tam nguyen 10 aylar önce
Chezborge 10 aylar önce
@tam nguyen ok
Zillychu 9 aylar önce
Hearing an amazingly talented narrator with a calm, sophisticated voice go "brrr" gave me enough seratonin to make it through the year. Bless you, Kursgesagt 💕
МЕМЕ.ехе 8 aylar önce
That was funny 💀
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Michał C 4 aylar önce
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René Castro
René Castro 4 aylar önce
The Hamtart
The Hamtart 9 aylar önce
I was sorta hoping you'd go further in depth with the bore-hole method of disposing of high level waste, but I'm still glad it was mentioned.
Mystery User
Mystery User 9 aylar önce
Yeah, why even calculate the rocket physics of blasting it into outer space when you’re not going to even bother explaining how simple it is to bury it in uninhabitable land anyways?
Kav 9 aylar önce
@Mystery User because this video was about shooting nuclear waste into space, not the best ways to deal with it
Mystery User
Mystery User 9 aylar önce
@Kav Except it is, because the assumption here is that shooting it into space is a means of disposal. Why not talk about how it is correctly disposed of? Many newer reactors can even just recycle waste into more energy
The Therran Native
The Therran Native 9 aylar önce
@Mystery User That would probably require a whole new video on how it would be done and why it's safe. A lot of people would look at "put it underground" and become seriously worried about contaminating groundwater and the like. Kurzgesagt has always been very careful to explain the risks and lack of risks of things. A passing comment about the solution just isn't their style.
Mystery User
Mystery User 9 aylar önce
@The Therran Native There is no concern for ground water when it’s buried in uninhabitable land (is there ground water for it to contaminate? No) and in a capsule that will take literally thousands of years before leakage is even possible (rarer than lightning strike). This is all surface level information on how nuclear waste is disposed of. If the video’s topic is disposal, why focus so much on rockets and never actually get into how it’s done?
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Vicky Stark 2 aylar önce
I think your channel is my favorite of all time, educational, witty, beautifully animated and lovingly researched for us, your viewers. You all do a fantastic job! Love from France!
Hades3k 9 aylar önce
Although I've thought about shooting waste into space or the sun. It constantly reminds me of the humans from 100 years ago who thought dropping waste into the deep ocean because it's vast and endless was a good idea too
JDNGAMER 9 aylar önce
Also the fact that some of it resurfaced and they decided that shooting it down was also a great idea.
Mystery User
Mystery User 9 aylar önce
Why shoot it into space when you can just bury it in uninhabitable land? Goes in a capsule, capsule goes underground about 200-1,000 meters and the radiation never gets out of its grave
lotion 6 aylar önce
@Mystery User People have been doing this but they have been doing it above ground in giant tombs. It also would make sense because even though that is probably a lot of space to use for waste there's only so nuch uranium on earth.
Sesu & Aki
Sesu & Aki 6 aylar önce
​@Mystery User We dug up the pyramids, just saying
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Lowell Ray 19 gün önce
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Paolo Ghezzo 10 aylar önce
The "not great, not terrible" quote is what makes this channel special.
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Amrit Raj Vardhan 10 aylar önce
I had to scroll way too down to see this.
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Alex Burke 10 aylar önce
“Do you taste metal”
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I love how the music goes from gloriously silly to completely apocalyptic throughout the video.
Tatar Chan
Tatar Chan 9 aylar önce
Well it's sound kinda like gold apocalypse music
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That guy rna 5 aylar önce
@Tatar Chan it is
Beau Williams
Beau Williams 8 aylar önce
This is a wonderfully clear way of showing how we are our own worst enemy. Not because of the subject matter, but because of the way it points out the way humans solve problems. We see what we want to see. And we definitely don't want a great idea smothered by "overthinking", so.... "don't worry, we'll figure it out before anything bad happens."
Andrew Williams
Andrew Williams 5 aylar önce
Pressure is the great motivator for humans, and that's by biological necessity. It's not efficient for us to focus time and energy on a problem that's far away or nebulous and intangible, when we have things like food and shelter to prioritise. That's also why we now have wokeism, climate alarmism, BLM, MeToo, and so on, that are so rampant... mainly imaginary, nebulous, or insignificant problems to overcome, because people have their necessities provided for and don't have kids or proper jobs, so they can expend effort on dumb or nonexistent things.
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​@Andrew Williamsim leaving my coment here expecting someone to misunderstand your coment and start an argument with you
Jacob Karlin
Jacob Karlin 3 aylar önce
Alternatively, there will be more money/tech in the future. They will be better at handling these issues than us
watch symphogear
watch symphogear 26 gün önce
​@Jacob KarlinI mean we already can somewhat deal with this issue with fast breeding reactors that recycle nuclear waste like in France But it still reletively new and will likely be expanded upon in the near future
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Tarott Man Aylar önce
It's amazing what you do on this channel its so informative and fun to watch
husky siberiano
husky siberiano 9 aylar önce
well, you guys didnt talk about the "throwing the rockets into black holes" so the video definitly deserves a part 2
Baj the cuber
Baj the cuber 9 aylar önce
well, the thing is,the nearest black hole is 1500 lightyears away, so even at the speed of light, it would take 1500 years. but with our current tech, probably around a million years. all for some nuclear waste.
husky siberiano
husky siberiano 9 aylar önce
Sooo creating a black hole to throw everything would be way more realistic? Am I right?🤨🧐🤔🤓
Batrongordeg 8 aylar önce
@husky siberiano i mean, yes destroying Earth by sucking it into a Black hole would solve the problem, but you couldnt watch TRvid after it so its probably not the best idea.
Elias Ben
Elias Ben 6 aylar önce
​@Baj the cuber By the time it reaches the black hole, humans will either be extinct or advanced enough to be able to swim in nuclear waste without any problem.
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Kurtzgesagt is awesome! Knowledge in an entertaining and easily understandable format, not to mention all the laughing I'm doing whenever I watch these videos!
Bismuth73 10 aylar önce
I always love the episodes where Kurzgesagt covers a socially relevant topic
Deutsch mit Purple
Deutsch mit Purple 10 aylar önce
Me too. My favourite is "Loneliness" and "Dissatisfaction"
YEET REET 10 aylar önce
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George Mx
George Mx 10 aylar önce
Did you see the thumbnail of the video?
Supernatural Forces
Supernatural Forces 10 aylar önce
Whatsoever! If anyone analyse History then its easy to realise that there isn't a SINGLE civilization in human History which hasn't been destroyed / punished /annihilated for their disobedience and sins. Be it - Babylonian, Mesopotamian, Indus Valley civilization, Persian, Roman, Assyrian, etc. etc. However, there could be people who think that this Technologically Advanced Modern Civilization is an exception. We all should wait and see! This is the order of events according to my limited knowledge & understanding :- Collapse of Petro-dollar, Paper monetary system [(cause of WW3) many geo-political conflicts and situations are side reasons /smoke and mirrors] ~ 80% - 90% expected to die ~ Many years of great oppression & injustice, more than even now (probably 7) ~ lsraeI ruling state of the World (obvious) ~ Emergence of Mahdi (r.a.) - A Guided & Just ruler ~ Peace & Prosperity for a while ~ Coming of Dajjal/Antíchrist (their much awaited one-eyed Messiah) in Human form (live for 37 days & will do many miracles & many things) ~ coming of Eesa/Jesus (p.b.u.h.) & killing Dajjal ~ Peace for many years (some say 8-9 years & some 40) ~ Coming of Yajuj and Majuj (a corrupt ancient tribe) in large numbers & much violence & killing ~ Their destruction from an infection / disease on their neck by Allah s.w.t. ~ Peaceful death of all the believers from a breeze from Yemen ~ Destruction of the Kaaba 🕋 (in Mecca, Saudi Arabia) brick to brick by Dhul suwaq qatain (a person with short legs) ~ Dwelling of only Disbelievers and Criminals on Earth ~ The Earth will be cursed coz there will be no one to say La ilaha il Allah (There's no God except Allah) ~ Trembling of Mountains & shaking of the Earth (physical destruction of the World and the Universe). We have been already warned about it! And there is no city but that We will destroy it before the Day of Resurrection or punish it with a severe punishment. That has ever been in the Register inscribed. [Chapter 17 Isra (The Night Journey) : 58] 'That they said (in boast), "We killed Christ Jesus the son of Mary, the Messenger of Allah";- but they killed him not, nor crucified him, but so it was made to appear to them, and those who differ therein are full of doubts, with no (certain) knowledge, but only conjecture to follow, for of a surety they killed him not.' Quran: Chapter 4 An-Nisa (Women), Verse 157.
Stephen Albright
Stephen Albright 9 aylar önce
5:50 your animation is getting insanely good. That rocket is burning dollar bills as fuel.
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Jack Sprat 2 aylar önce
Wow! This was a homerun video. You nailed it on each point and the scientific content explanation was near genius level. A++
jqsmine 10 aylar önce
I did not expect the phrases "yeeting away this mess" and "rockets go brrrrrrr" to end up in any kurzgesagt video, let alone both in one, yet here we are
Jeremy Gilby
Jeremy Gilby 4 aylar önce
One of our many "thought experiment" exercises we did in my college astrophysics classes was, what kind of rail gun would we need to launch waste into the sun. We actually worked out this was theoretically possible (even taking into account the Earth's orbital speed, if you time and aim the rail gun opposite the earth's rotational motion) The size of the rail gun is also theoretically possible, and expensive, but the cost to fire the gun was miniscule to the idea of a rocket for each payload.
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Eugène Onéguine 10 aylar önce
What do you mean, it's not premium.
Patrick West
Patrick West 10 aylar önce
@Eugène Onéguine premium meaning "high quality" in this context.
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Cost me $20 a month for premium
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If stuff is for free, you (your data) are the product they make money with.
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@jhvmhgkgkgvkgvlhb true, but that has little baring of the quality of individual creators on YT. And I would be shocked if paying for premium reduced the amount of data YT harvests from a user. So that is basically the fundamental compromise we make when we use internet services these days.
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Guadalupe Huambachano 10 aylar önce
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They saw your comment. 🙂🙂
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Bus de la VIPUSA 8 aylar önce
Que es eso de los ñoños
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I didn’t realize shooting things into the sun was a hard thing to do. Space is constantly blowing my mind. Thanks for continuing to teach me new things!
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It's the small details that make this channel as good as it is. Here's one you might have missed: at 1:45 he says "not great, not terrible," quoting Anatoly Dyatlov from the Chernobyl series
 Ferroequinologist of Colorado
I thought it was fantastic they used that quote
Red Wyvern Emperor
Red Wyvern Emperor Aylar önce
There was a project that seemed pretty promising. The used up fuel still has a lot of energy in it, just not enough for the big reactors. So... how about we use them in small ones? Small reactors by each city, using used up nuclear fuel to make heat for the city. That would make almost free heat for everybody around, especially during winter, and would ensure the fuel is safely dealt with. After a certain time it would lose even what little energy it had and it would be way safer to deal with. I really liked that idea.
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Damascus Winslow 10 aylar önce
Hearing the narrator go "BRRRRR" has made my vacation that much better. Thank you to everyone at In a Nutshell for your legendary contributions to educational entertainment.
Obviously Trolling
Obviously Trolling 10 aylar önce
Where the KSP players at?
The Space Peacock
The Space Peacock 10 aylar önce
I’m going to play that clip everytime someone asks me why i love rockets
AHHHHH 10 aylar önce
that was giga cringe i can't take them seriously when they do this
Ducki 10 aylar önce
@AHHHHH I agree with it sounding cringe, thank fuck im not the only one who agrees. I can still take it seriously though.
dude with basic pfp
dude with basic pfp 10 aylar önce
@AHHHHH it was for the funny
Naveen Kumar
Naveen Kumar 9 aylar önce
I loved it. Super thesis on risk analysis and very well animated and also liked the way you cited the research papers as the part of video itself. Although I am little aware of some of the scientific aspects of the astrophysics. I lagged the imagination to think about different event scenarios. Thank you for the insights. 🙏🏼
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abdumalik 2 aylar önce
don't stop making content like this, it is very interesting.
Daniel Hale
Daniel Hale 9 aylar önce
Trashing the moon with nuclear waste is about asserting dominance. I'm all for it. :P Amazing video, thank you for covering it! Often the easiest-sounding solution is the worst, because easy usually skips over critical details.
BackInBlack_4896 9 aylar önce
"America can, should, must and will blow up the Moon!!"
HockeyMetalGuy 4 aylar önce
I love how you specify when you're stating an opinion, very informative video!
Surfside 10 aylar önce
Experts would call this a huge problem. Died laughing. Love these videos. Educational and funny
Anders Mostue
Anders Mostue 10 aylar önce
When experts say this would cause a huge problem, they really mean: "dude just dont, because this will lead to catarofic results"
Ana Palomares
Ana Palomares 10 aylar önce
Rockets go… brrrrrrrrrrr
Heidelaffe 10 aylar önce
When people are saying that germans don‘t have humor, usually they don‘t know about black humor.
Mystery User
Mystery User 10 aylar önce
@Anders Mostue Something on that same level of stupidity would be to blow up the moon. Something dumb and impossible that we’re never going to do ever
Gabriel Banna
Gabriel Banna 10 aylar önce
Dude same. I cried laughing at that part 😂😂
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Between the triumphant tune and the line "which is something experts would call, very bad", this video was a masterpiece
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"Experts would call this, a huge problem" I love this energy
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David Dunn 10 aylar önce
2 thousand hours for your production in insane. The process you take to create these videos deserves a video of its own.
NeB 10 aylar önce
They have one
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Near 3 million views in 24 hours! Now that is impressive!
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But 2.7m views in 16 hours is also insane. Enjoy the ad revenue lads, its well deserved.
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Paging Wendover Productions... "The Insane Logistics of Making Kurtzgesagt Videos"
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I would like to see a Kurzgesagt RTS game based on their graphics and ideas 😀
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The comedic timing of kurzgesagt will always be impeccable; I’m nearly crying laughing at the Godzilla on the moon 😂😂😂
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Stuff is expensive, space is hard, and rockets go BRRRRR. Truly Occam's Razor is applicable to more than just problem-solving. Marvelous work, Kurzgesagt!
Peter Juhasz
Peter Juhasz 7 aylar önce
I feel like the skill issue of not being able to hit the sun should be explored further
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Kurzgesagt animation has always been AMAZING. But somehow it’s getting even better.
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They got more funds and they're channel grew a lot so many scientists and researchers are happy to help them with their videos.
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The Godzillas rising are like the cherry on the top!
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It's called practice, you should try it.
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Michael Behrns-Miller 10 aylar önce
Ahhh the clarity of a Kurzgesagt video!! Explaining what our intuition knows with surgical precision.
Legendary Bro
Legendary Bro 9 aylar önce
"Rockets go brrrrrrrr" I love the comedic way how this channel puts things
Dad’s Cigarette run
Dad’s Cigarette run 5 aylar önce
Always knew it was a bad idea but never knew why. Great video
Eddie Moreno
Eddie Moreno 8 aylar önce
This is entirely predicated on launching with rockets. I seem to remember many videos on this channel referencing other methods to launch things into space (e.g. skyhook).
Geek Hillbilly
Geek Hillbilly Aylar önce
If you have ever watched the 1970s Sci-fi series "Space 1999", the premis was to store nuclear waste on the far side of the moon, out of sight and out of mind. But the amount stored in Waste Disposal Area #2 was so great, it chain reacted and blasted the Moon away from Earth, taking the 320 inhabitants of Moonbase Alpha into a universe spanning adventure.
handmetheparachute 10 aylar önce
Lol Gozilla popping up a second time on the moon is genuinely the hardest I've laughed at one of these videos 😂 Well done 👏
Zantetsuken 9 aylar önce
I love how this channel scares the living life hot of me then reassures me
Grafton Hale
Grafton Hale 4 aylar önce
I thought of firing this stuff into the sun awhile back and I still think it could work. The sun is a gravity well and with careful calculation a terminal track could be established. At least try it with a very light load and see if it works.
pizza time
pizza time 10 aylar önce
This channel is slowly becoming my favorite channel on TRvid
NightPaddle 7 aylar önce
Here in Germany we do something called "Schrottwichteln" around Christmas time in schools or at work. It works as it follows: You get a random partner to whom you have to make a usually not well thought out present. So it roughly translates to "Garbage Presents". Since in the past it worked out for me with old motor oil or car battaries, I am really looking forward to my new job in a nuclear power plant...
Doug 10 aylar önce
The production value of this was 11/10, well done animators
outer.hearthian 10 aylar önce
You must be new, all of their videos are this high quality :)
veer 10 aylar önce
Like always? They've always made videos like this 😆
2Glock30s 10 aylar önce
Welcome, you will like it here.
Doug 10 aylar önce
I've watched for years. They aren't all like this, there is a noticeable and applaudable improvement video after video and this one for me felt like a huge cut above - the team deserves recognition for their improvement.
2Glock30s 10 aylar önce
@Doug: You don't gotta lie to kick it... We are cool over here.
Chezborge 10 aylar önce
Moment of silence for the animators,sound makers and generally all people who made kurzgesagt.... thank you.
paladinofthelostdays 9 aylar önce
Wouldn't mass drivers be a viable alternative to rockets, vastly reducing the hypothetical cost? And if so, would it be possible to fine tune them to put the waste into a suitably undesirable location (like mercury or a foreign moon) or just out of the solar system entirely? If this isn't viable, why not?
Mystery User
Mystery User 9 aylar önce
A lead capsule and hole in the ground on some uninhabitable land would also reduce the cost and need to involve space in a simple process
Fotonik Super Duper
Fotonik Super Duper 9 aylar önce
Earth has high gravity and dense atmosphere, so kinetic energy loss will be huge, and a bigger railgun is needed. On the Moon and moons this is much feasible though, maybe after 100 years the jovian moon colony is powered by fission power and nuclear waste is yeeted directly into Jupiter by a railgun
Naberville3 9 aylar önce
@Mystery User doesn't even need to be "uninhabitable" if it's deep enough
Espen Urkedal
Espen Urkedal 8 aylar önce
Using a mass driver from earth is very impractical due to the atmosphere. A practical byproduct of rockets is that they start slowly in the thick part of the atmosphere and go faster as the pressure goes down. A mass driver would do the opposite and start out fast in the thick part of the atmosphere, which causes enormous heating. So, a lot of the payload would have to be heat shielding. I addition, the velocity lost due to the atmosphere means you still need a rocket stage at the end (like SpinLaunch is planning), or start out at impractically high speeds with much higher heating. For spacecraft reentry it works out so that if you 2x the speed, the heat energy goes up 8x. But that's coming in from thin to thick atmosphere, and it might be even worse if starting in the thick part. A mass driver solution might work from the moon, but then you still need rockets to get stuff to the moon in the first place (in addition to all the rockets required for constructing the mass driver and supporting infrastructure).
Krzysztof Kawałkowski
2000 hours , I mean yeah, it probably took a lot of research, some calculations maybe and video editing and animation, but 2000 hours still sound pretty insane
GinaLee 10 aylar önce
More than 2000 hours for this nearly 11 minutes video. This is what we call positive madness.
Federico Jimbo Smithson
I admire their dedication to quality, beauty, and correctness of their content
universegurl 7 aylar önce
I'm trying to understand the universe and ur helping me do that I enjoy ur vids and art style keep it up😀
Cheeseburger Runner
Cheeseburger Runner 10 aylar önce
The production and research value of each of these videos is incredible and I don’t know how to say thank you enough to the team at Kurzgesagt.
Cloe does things
Cloe does things 10 aylar önce
Yeah they always do great (way better then I will ever be)
Neby Moges
Neby Moges 10 aylar önce
even funnier when he says things like yeat
Cloe does things
Cloe does things 10 aylar önce
@Neby Moges yeah it's like there trying to stay professional but someone wrote that on the script and they had to say it
Krishna Bharadwaj
Krishna Bharadwaj 10 aylar önce
Please buy the calendar to support them.
D. S.
D. S. 10 aylar önce
support them by purchasing calendar and other goodies from their website
Van Rex
Van Rex 7 aylar önce
Would be actually pretty interesting if we had something like orbital rings with elevators. Then you could safely ship hundreds of thousands of tons of waste up and than catapult it from the orbital ring straight into the sun 😂
Yan Besidski
Yan Besidski 8 aylar önce
Excellent channel! Please add the ability to give tips for videos, as many other youtube channels do. In my opinion, it is the easiest way for people to support you.
ilham hatem
ilham hatem 6 aylar önce
A group of people making extraordinary videos that give better information than schools us watching all of it in a minute
Jasper Lyon
Jasper Lyon 10 aylar önce
I love this video because this is a question I asked in my AP environmental science class that my teacher didn’t have an answer for. Thanks kurzgesagt
Mzwa S
Mzwa S 7 aylar önce
@4:49 -- the observer's reaction, the roar -- all just pure nuclear nightmare perfection!
GameSpace 10 aylar önce
I swear Kurzegesagt is one of the greatest channels ever! Interesting, educational and fun while at the same time encouraging everyone to make the world a better place.
CheesePatrol 10 aylar önce
Yes, their stuff always makes me feel so much better about the world. And it all looks so cute and mesmerizing. So I’m sure everything they say must be true.
huy nguyen
huy nguyen 10 aylar önce
Fernia 10 aylar önce
also encouraging people to terraform other planets starting now same thing
Jeremonkey 10 aylar önce
medexamtoolsdotcom 10 aylar önce
It's not as great as you think. I remember them talking about the possible ends of the universe, like the big crunch vs big freeze and big rip, and at the end, they actually said they CHOOSE to believe in an infinite series of big crunches and big bangs in an eternal cycle because they considered it to be the most "uplifting". That is antithetical to science, to believe something without evidence because it is the thing you most wish was true. In fact, we have a word for that, it's called religion.
mortrexo 9 aylar önce
4:50 "Experts would call this, a huge problem." I love them so much, hahaha. Great video.
Sven Lie
Sven Lie 8 aylar önce
It might be a good idea if we use the tubes (I forgot their name) that can launch stuff trough space and use the space hooks to make checkpoints (as the tubes probably have limited range) to launch everything far out of space
Gordon Fecyk
Gordon Fecyk 8 aylar önce
Mass drivers, coupled with orbital tethers. Might be a minor problem accelerating something to hypersonic speed from low altitudes though.
Matisse Ronot
Matisse Ronot 2 aylar önce
I love the music of this one! Had to point it out. "According to scientists: space is big and nobody lives there". Mind = blown Great stuff ^^
GDam 9 aylar önce
It's cool that they explain this, the first and foremost issue is the failure rate of rockets, if a rocket that was filled with nuclear waste explodes in transit, it would be akin to a dirty bomb.
Doominator 407
Doominator 407 6 aylar önce
I’ve been watching some of your videos for a while ( mostly the terraforming ones ) and I remember you did one on dropping nuclear bombs on Mars to terraform it. My question is instead of sending it into space why don’t we send it to one of the planets ( Mars or Venus) that we wish to colonise in the far future!
Barry Family
Barry Family 10 aylar önce
“Which experts call: a huge problem”😂😂😂 Nice. Just discovered this channel and absolutely love it!
Lucas 10 aylar önce
Excited for you, you have a ton of amazing videos from them that you get to catch up on. Fantastic channel!
Robert Abugelis
Robert Abugelis 10 aylar önce
Welcome and Enjoy! I wish I had all these to watch again for the first time.
damysticalone87 9 aylar önce
They have stolen the half (if not all) of that from me! Just read my profiles, comments, posts, pictures, as those do!
Mar Vert Jayson Neyra
Mar Vert Jayson Neyra 9 aylar önce
I would love to be you right now my dude, i would love to watch their videos again for the first time!
s.c. 6 aylar önce
“According to scientists, space is very big” Same energy haha
NoMore Constipation
NoMore Constipation 10 aylar önce
I'm surprised they didn't go over trying to get it in orbit and then repurpose it as energy. Not that this was a good idea but I think I have heard or read about this being thought of as a decent idea for like fuel to Mars or whatever
Erik Martin
Erik Martin 10 aylar önce
"Not great, not terrible." If that was not a nod to the Chernobyl series, it was a hell of a choice of words that just happened to fit this topic absolutely perfectly (to those that have seen the show.)
Cybertramon 001
Cybertramon 001 5 aylar önce
Honestly, when I clicked on this video, I assumed the problem was that the waste is going to stay in motion until it hits something, and we end up irradiating other planets in the galaxy. Didn't even know that things might orbit back to us.
Say Simon Said
Say Simon Said 9 aylar önce
I love this channel! 11 minutes of video that could have been summed up in 2 words. "Challenger explosion"
Anthony Zeedyk
Anthony Zeedyk 4 aylar önce
There's a middle ground between shooting it randomly into space and shooting it at something. You can park it all in a specific orbit and grow a little planet of nuclear waste over time in a predefined area. Cheap, accessible nuclear energy can also bring down the cost of creating rockets. You will want to fix the "Rockets go brrrr" problem, though.
Talisa Moon Henriksen
Talisa Moon Henriksen 10 aylar önce
‘Yeeting things into space’ and we love Kurzgesagt for their advanced vocabulary. Thank you for a great video as always!
Julius Seizure
Julius Seizure 10 aylar önce
Rockets go brrrrrr
SAHM 10 aylar önce
They should make a video about dynamics of language, and it starts with ancient English, slowly going to modern styles.
Vigilant Cosmic Penguin
Steve should have to put a quarter in a jar every time he says "yeet."
Reknot 10 aylar önce
It took me a second to realize that it was indeed what this glorious man said.
Devwardhan Kothari
Devwardhan Kothari 10 aylar önce
I was searching for people who noticed! It was so funny lol
Bloody Mobile
Bloody Mobile 10 aylar önce
Just as I was wondering what one of the issues could be, I remembered what KSP taught me: deltaV Only getting that stuff into orbit doesn't make it "go away", it's simply doing that now, orbit us...
The Genius
The Genius 9 aylar önce
Imagine flying into space and seeing Aliens picking up waste during community service
Patrick 8 aylar önce
And the Aliens will come to earth and give us a bill.
The Genius
The Genius 8 aylar önce
@Patrick lmao
boomer150 6 aylar önce
I read about a new technique, a company in CA developed a miniature tunnel boring machine that can create a 3 ft wide concrete lined tunnel that can go down thousands of feet. Far below any water table or natural resources. This can be set up wherever the reactor is so there is no transportation of dangerous materials. Once it has reached the desired depth it goes horizontal and keeps going another few thousands feet. Creating a 3 mile long concrete lined tunnel. Radioactive material can be sealed in cases, inserted into the tunnel and pushed to the bottom, then the next and the next and then filled in with concrete. Its so far down even if a case is breached the radiation can't do any harm. Then another tunnel can be dug right next to that one and when he goes horizontal it goes in another direction, repeat as many times as necessary. I believe this may be the best method of dealing with radioactive waste.
Karan Jadhav
Karan Jadhav 9 aylar önce
I really love this channel and would like to support the community but everything is in USD... I'm from India like the others half millions of viewers from different countries so please make it available, understandable & affordable as per their economical/geographical location it will help more to reach more people and bring capital support for community as well...
The Appalachian Entertainer
I worked at a coal power plant, with every modern bell and whistle, and heres the fact, the ash is caught through filters, with almost no escapees, and sent into a silo, to be mixed with limestone and water, which reduces its danger, and then, after it becomes this slurry, it is dried and shipped out for use in drywall, sheetrock, and particle board! What ash that does escape still doesn’t truly escape as it is shot into those big stacks, mixed with the limestone and water, and then blasted out of the top. Its entire journey through the stack is heavily filtered, so the smoke, or rather steam, is white, and has almost no trace of the ash that is left. The CO2 emissions as well are handled by the stack, as it is transferred from CO2 to O2 by the plentiful filters located all the way through the duct work in the entire plant.
Pyo Heliobros
Pyo Heliobros 10 aylar önce
"Experts would call this: *a huge problem*" I love it
Zach Wilson
Zach Wilson 10 aylar önce
Then Godzilla rises out of the ground
Max the King
Max the King 10 aylar önce
"Rackets go Brrrrrrrrrrr" really caught me of guard as well :D
Aisling Oharrigan
Aisling Oharrigan 9 aylar önce
I think what people mean by sending waste into space is sending it to deep space, not low earth orbit; which would be really really really stupid since the orbit could degrade and then crash into a populated area.
REL Chobaz
REL Chobaz 7 aylar önce
I never would have guessed it takes more energy to hit the sun than leave the solar system. It makes sense though
EvoBeDevo 9 aylar önce
It's not just me that recognizes that this is the "Midas Apocalypse" music, yeah? I think in general this is evolving to become the "Silly/Bad Ideas" leitmotif. I love how Epic Mountain is handling these musical themes~
Limerence 11 gün önce
What if you sent it to Jupiter? You wouldn't have to cancel out the orbit and if it missed it would just orbit around Jupiter instead. Probably the best option if you figured out how safely get it into space.
Morteza Ehsani
Morteza Ehsani 10 aylar önce
You might not believe it, but today I asked exactly the same question from my physics teacher in high school and he couldn't give me a convincing answer to it. So, I wrote the question on my palm to search about it later after school, and now, you The Great Kurzgesagt have given me all the information I need about the matter. Thanks a million!
Wall Dorf
Wall Dorf 10 aylar önce
Send your teacher the video or tell him where to find it. Might make good lesson material :)
Mr. Boomguy
Mr. Boomguy 10 aylar önce
We all got such moments 😉. Sometimes I get recomendations on youtube on a thing I just talked about with someone. It really feels like they're listining sometimes. But your case where far more wholesome
Ppstorm 10 aylar önce
I dont believe it, why lie to strangers on the internet? Is it an attention thing?
Kartalium Mapper
Kartalium Mapper 10 aylar önce
broo Istg my physics teacher heckin mentioned this topic too on today's class, couldn't believe my eyes when I saw this video getting posted
Ryan Healy
Ryan Healy 8 aylar önce
"According to scientists: space is big and nobody lives there." They really know their stuff at this channel.
Rotciv 9 aylar önce
this is probably the most sarcastic delivery in this channel to date I love it.
Leonardo Reis
Leonardo Reis 5 aylar önce
Should mention how much energy it would take to make, manage and launch it all in the space
Balonik 8 aylar önce
Insanely good video, Great animations and script
sussy 3 aylar önce
I love how at around 4:06 the music jumps and gets all silly as satellites start showing in ridiculous amounts at ridiculous speeds
Tranche De Cake
Tranche De Cake 10 aylar önce
4:50 "The experts would call this a huge problem" 😂 I just love this line 🤣
zxbc 10 aylar önce
As much as I agree with the assessment, I am intrigued to learn about the possibility of Lunar Godzilla.
Dragoblù 10 aylar önce
@zxbc radioactive too
Jannis Langer
Jannis Langer 10 aylar önce
I love the penguins reaction to that
Xx_peace_xX 10 aylar önce
I was waiting for someone to say this
Fakhir Ali
Fakhir Ali 10 aylar önce