The Most Dangerous Stuff in the Universe - Strange Stars Explained

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Inside neutron stars we can find the weirdest and most dangerous substance in the universe: Strange matter. What is strange matter, how dangerous is it and what can it tell us about the origin of the universe?

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    • Ninoshka Islam

      Ninoshka Islam

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      6.9k likes . . . . n i ce

    • Mr Cena Tuganomics

      Mr Cena Tuganomics

      Maand geleden

      Nice video

  2. La Marseillaise!

    La Marseillaise!

    2 uur geleden

    Страпельки!!!!! ААААААА!!!! Переводчик(ца) - ты золото!

  3. Josema


    4 uur geleden

    Basically a zombie apocalypse

  4. Thom C

    Thom C

    8 uur geleden

    New fear unlocked

  5. Aurora Jones

    Aurora Jones

    9 uur geleden

    6:00 WOW But seriously if these things are more common than stars then id assume we would be seeing starts and planetary bodies be consumed/converted by these things and we have never seen this. Soo... im on the fence. Fascinating tho.

  6. tini hamza

    tini hamza

    10 uur geleden


  7. Amit Abas

    Amit Abas

    14 uur geleden

    what about the other types of quarks? you've talked about 'up', 'down' and 'strange', but what about the others? what are 'charm' quarks for example?

  8. Gogeta Blue

    Gogeta Blue

    16 uur geleden

    Strange Matter: Exist Matter: Simping is my middle name

  9. DailyFit


    17 uur geleden

    Stranger stras..... Nice show

  10. Wiru Bozugan

    Wiru Bozugan

    20 uur geleden

    I bet diamonds could resist at strange matter contact, but we'll need some dense, hyper-organized diamonds

  11. Kaldrin


    23 uur geleden

    Why does it convert matter into strange matter though?

  12. Brynn Hatcher

    Brynn Hatcher

    Dag geleden

    Wow what a colorful way to lie to people about evolution

  13. Pedro Braga

    Pedro Braga

    Dag geleden

    5:54 yeah.... abou thtat...

  14. Iryan Madayana

    Iryan Madayana

    Dag geleden

    [Picture of a strangelet] This is a depiction of the ideal male body. Sorry gents, this is what peak performance looks like!

  15. Autodidactic Artisan

    Autodidactic Artisan

    Dag geleden

    Strange matter = dark matter??? maybe most of the universe has already been converted into strange matter.... Edit: oh he says this in the video right after I wrote this lol

  16. Brenda Landis

    Brenda Landis

    Dag geleden

    The awful drawbridge objectively need because pleasure secondly handle behind a selfish octopus. materialistic, purring giant

  17. Ben weinmann

    Ben weinmann

    Dag geleden

    How could strangelets convert everything into strange matter and exist right after the big bang. By that logic everything would have had to have touched it.

  18. Flynn Mandrake

    Flynn Mandrake

    Dag geleden

    Well that's another thing to be inexplicably terrified about

  19. Tara Szymanek

    Tara Szymanek

    2 dagen geleden

    Strange matter + star = ???

  20. mario yu

    mario yu

    2 dagen geleden

    The groovy statement fortunately peep because ferry conspicuously skip pro a grubby gruesome mom. second-hand, scared trip

  21. Petar Nikolov

    Petar Nikolov

    2 dagen geleden

    Nice video 👍

  22. Çağlar Çağlar

    Çağlar Çağlar

    2 dagen geleden

    İf strange matter turns everything it touches to itself, why do not nötron stars turn into a strange stars?

  23. TraceyAnimations


    2 dagen geleden

    I am writing a story line about aliens and stuff, anyway, it is about space. so this channel has been a real help with my entire story line, so thank you very VERY much Kurzgesagt, I hope that we may colab in the furure. either way... I Love Your Channel ☺☻☺☻☺☻ PS: if i somehow become famous off of it (the chances are that of the possiblilities of a 'White hole' :( (check out their wormholes video)) but I will put out a playlist tthat I have now about all the videos that i used. (which might as well be the whole channel).

  24. Gorden Robison

    Gorden Robison

    2 dagen geleden

    Holy crap, Thor's hammer is way more overpowered than I'd thought....

  25. ws sim

    ws sim

    3 dagen geleden

    wait what if the black hole turns into strange matter?

  26. Aamin Khan

    Aamin Khan

    3 dagen geleden

    Israel vs Palestine War is going on. 🥴

  27. PanCake


    4 dagen geleden

    Another batch of existential crisis

  28. Red Forest

    Red Forest

    4 dagen geleden

    How do they know this exists? Is it just from applying knowledge of how neutron stars work and our knowledge of physics? How did people even find out about how neutron stars work/are formed and the science behind them? I'm thinking too much... ;(

  29. Yousef Khatib

    Yousef Khatib

    4 dagen geleden

    If splitting an atom creates a huge explosion, what would happen if you really split a quark

  30. THE DUDE


    4 dagen geleden

    "neutron stars are the densest thing that isnt a black hole" me looking at flat earthers: OBJECTION

  31. ishaan dutta

    ishaan dutta

    4 dagen geleden

    This is one of my most favourite videos in this channel

  32. Mike Li

    Mike Li

    5 dagen geleden

    Can you put together a sound track of the music in the videos?

    • B r u h

      B r u h

      2 dagen geleden

      You can find it on the epic mountain music NLcameras channel

  33. LimeCelume _

    LimeCelume _

    5 dagen geleden

    ''So, while you`re waiting to see if the univrese gets destroyed'' He says, really calmly

  34. Mack Miller

    Mack Miller

    5 dagen geleden

    The joker was right. What doesn’t kill you makes you...stranger

  35. Polic


    5 dagen geleden

    Rn i'm watching the news, and it's says that a strange man is attacking people

  36. Javier López Coscojuela

    Javier López Coscojuela

    5 dagen geleden

    So, I know this stuff is not green, per se, but it is a self-replicating exotic material that comes from space with no warning and will ruin your world. Tiberium? Anyone?

  37. Marek Sekerka

    Marek Sekerka

    5 dagen geleden

    maby they didnt hit us becouse gravity would pushed them back. can you make a vid about that becouse i subcribed :]

    • Aleriv


      5 dagen geleden

      wait, that actually makes sense, what if strange matter is 'repelled' by gravity. that would make strange matter an anti-graviton

  38. Joseph B.

    Joseph B.

    5 dagen geleden

    I guess you could call this a STRANGE theory!

  39. Link_Team


    5 dagen geleden

    5:50 and like atiny virus, we'd never see it coming. Hm. The irony,

  40. zoruleona silva vermillion

    zoruleona silva vermillion

    6 dagen geleden

    doesn't the part where a strangelet hits the earth reminds you of doctor stone-? maybe that's what doctor stone is based on?? :0

  41. ML Gaming

    ML Gaming

    6 dagen geleden

    so zombie apocalypse but science

  42. Yarissa Santiago

    Yarissa Santiago

    6 dagen geleden

    Black holes am i a joke to you?

  43. Sabbir Hossain

    Sabbir Hossain

    6 dagen geleden

    these thinks are really complicated for us to understand because you talk much faster as we are not familiar to English.

  44. Priyanka Singh

    Priyanka Singh

    6 dagen geleden

    It looks to good and intresting

  45. Mandur Rudnam

    Mandur Rudnam

    6 dagen geleden

    if strange matter was infectious, wouldn't it turn the outside of the neutron star into strange matter too?

  46. CPOW TV


    6 dagen geleden

    Wow your video is great. Vietnam

  47. SueZQue83


    7 dagen geleden

    So basically screw rules

  48. Camcolito


    7 dagen geleden

    'Neutron stars are the densest things that are not black holes' - You haven't met my cousin.

  49. Krz Kam

    Krz Kam

    7 dagen geleden

    Is this serious or it's just rick and morty lore explanation?

  50. Tommy Mcdonald

    Tommy Mcdonald

    7 dagen geleden

    Learning about BH; Black holes aren't so bad. Allow me to introduce you to strange matter. 😨🥶

  51. R'Vex Noonien

    R'Vex Noonien

    7 dagen geleden

    Fluidic space = Undine.

  52. The Flyfly

    The Flyfly

    7 dagen geleden

    our universe is so weird man

  53. TheMeow_YT


    8 dagen geleden


  54. nemthefearless


    8 dagen geleden

    Star Trek missed a trick here. I so want to hear Worf say "Aye Captain, firing Strange torpedoes, full spread, maximum yield!"

  55. Nikos Papageorgiou

    Nikos Papageorgiou

    8 dagen geleden

    This matter behaves strangely, how should we call it? "Strange matter" , wow! Great name! :D

  56. Owl Indigo

    Owl Indigo

    8 dagen geleden

    Interesting how scientific push people to learn scientific things even when they realise that maybe earth will be infected by strange matter tomorrow xD Maybe it's time to learn about ourself

  57. Varun mehta

    Varun mehta

    8 dagen geleden

    *As if Covid wasn't enough*

  58. nau5


    8 dagen geleden

    How do strange quarks form matter if they prefer to decay back down to regular up/down quarks?



    8 dagen geleden

    me: hmm maybe I'll watch some kurzgesagt today me 10 minutes later crouching in the corner telling myself that it's probably really rare to get hit by one:

  60. Jackotrades 08

    Jackotrades 08

    8 dagen geleden

    Strange quarks are quirky quarks

  61. mul i

    mul i

    9 dagen geleden

    fuking u are iluminatid

  62. Dexamení Productions

    Dexamení Productions

    9 dagen geleden

    so its basicly a mix of covid and beskar..

  63. universe nerd

    universe nerd

    9 dagen geleden

    ummm why are there no more videos

  64. Trash


    9 dagen geleden

    5:50 Kurzgesagt predicted the future

  65. Alexandre Freitas

    Alexandre Freitas

    9 dagen geleden

    Pushing strange matter into black holes is like when the main villain in the cartoon needs to join forces with the hero of the story to defeat an even more powerful villain.

    • Galaxy


      3 dagen geleden

      lmao so true

  66. Blah Anger

    Blah Anger

    9 dagen geleden

    So a strangelet is basicaly a sort of protomolecule?

  67. binary blade fanatic

    binary blade fanatic

    9 dagen geleden

    atomic assimilation. wow

  68. Etds


    9 dagen geleden

    "How to get existential crisis in 5 min"

  69. Actin


    10 dagen geleden

    Nah I don't think so. If this matter is so perfect then it should be able to escape neutron stars regardless of whether they collide or not.

  70. Evan Fowler

    Evan Fowler

    10 dagen geleden

    Amazing video! I was supposed to watch this for homework, but this is soo much better than normal homework! Thanks, Kurzgesagt!

  71. Glyn Evins

    Glyn Evins

    10 dagen geleden

    This just like the flood

  72. Jacob He

    Jacob He

    10 dagen geleden

    Is anyone watching this during COVID-19?

  73. anti flop

    anti flop

    10 dagen geleden

    Normal people: U can't enter in a star to see whats is inside Kurzgasagt: observe

  74. Nazmus Sakib

    Nazmus Sakib

    10 dagen geleden

    This is easier than pronouncing the name of this channel.

  75. Sweet Williams

    Sweet Williams

    10 dagen geleden

    So if a neutron star could be safely contained and systematocally harvested ot could power several Earth's full of people & animals & plant life for several million years?

  76. Rick Fox

    Rick Fox

    11 dagen geleden

    If strange matter is the most stable in all of the universe, why does a strange D meson decay? Why do all Strange Quark Mesons decay?

  77. Fus1on M4st3r

    Fus1on M4st3r

    11 dagen geleden

    Neutron star: *dies* "Would you like to drop live granade after death? (Tiny droplets of strange matter) Neutron star: Yes.

  78. Mokongthe3


    11 dagen geleden

    Ah yes death

  79. Terra Kitty

    Terra Kitty

    11 dagen geleden

    "And like a tiny virus, we would have no way to see it coming." A little too true

    • TheRealIndoRaptor


      3 dagen geleden

      This aged like milk

    • iAmALoaf


      6 dagen geleden

      That’s if you live in america

    • d d

      d d

      8 dagen geleden

      They read the future

  80. アグデロ・マティアス


    11 dagen geleden

    This isn't good for my anxiety!

  81. Spritemanplus


    11 dagen geleden

    Wait how are these strange quarks supposed to turn matter into strange quarks if the beginning of the universe was most likely full of the stuff like nutron stars? Wouldn't most matter be this strangelet quark stuff if it infected things? Idk if I worded my question in a way people can understand what I'm trying to ask lol but I thought I'd at least try

  82. Btulium Scrapendyzer

    Btulium Scrapendyzer

    11 dagen geleden

    There are super trees in my world. They consume so much of the pollution that they suffocate themselves AND other plants if fossil fuels were to be removed.

  83. MindTheGap


    12 dagen geleden

    "we will oversimplify things" oversimplified video on my recommended: bonjour

  84. oʟsen marᴛınez

    oʟsen marᴛınez

    12 dagen geleden

    _“you know the rules, so do I.”_

  85. LGN_Power


    12 dagen geleden

    Kerzgesagt: talking about strangelets and important science stuff Me and my simple brain: looks like snot

  86. Alex Keener

    Alex Keener

    12 dagen geleden

    This whole video sounds like an awesome sci fi book.

  87. That Ghost

    That Ghost

    12 dagen geleden

    how many types of matter are there?

  88. luke aitken

    luke aitken

    13 dagen geleden

    Could strange matter be the exotic matter that could hold a wormhole open?

  89. Alan Krueger

    Alan Krueger

    13 dagen geleden

    Great, more nightmare fuel.

  90. Bruh-


    13 dagen geleden

    Kids, don't do drugs. I found a holocaust-denier. One more denser than black holes.

  91. FixedWing82


    13 dagen geleden

    Well this is terrifying

  92. David Warner

    David Warner

    14 dagen geleden

    Outstanding video.

  93. Kristine Cortes

    Kristine Cortes

    14 dagen geleden

    How do people get the birds because I think I remember seeing one of your videos that told me how to get a bird but I don’t

    • João Vitor C.R.

      João Vitor C.R.

      13 dagen geleden


  94. Kristine Cortes

    Kristine Cortes

    14 dagen geleden

    How do people get the birds because I think I remember seeing one of your videos that told me how to get a bird but

  95. Kristine Cortes

    Kristine Cortes

    14 dagen geleden

    I can’t read your NLcameras name

  96. Seth Kunert

    Seth Kunert

    14 dagen geleden

    Strangematter and antimatter?

  97. Seth Kunert

    Seth Kunert

    14 dagen geleden

    This is another danger of cold fusion

  98. Seth Kunert

    Seth Kunert

    14 dagen geleden

    Ether from Thor:the dark worlds. It super folds existing dimensions with uncountable extradimensions from the victims perspective concealed (sometimes poorly) as unified forces.

  99. Jellyfesh


    14 dagen geleden

    Basically WE’RE ALL GONNA DIE

  100. Abhishek Tripathi

    Abhishek Tripathi

    14 dagen geleden

    So Thor's hammer is made of strange matter?