What if We Nuke the Moon?

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What would happen if we were to detonate a very very powerful nuclear weapon on the moon? Would the explosion knock its orbit towards earth, causing tidal waves and misery? Could the moon be destroyed, showering the earth in a rain of meteoric death?
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  1. Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell

    Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell

    Maand geleden

    This was our last video of the year 12,020 and oh well, what an interesting and weird year it was, in all the worst ways. But it is finally over. We want to end it by saying thank you. For watching our videos, sharing and commenting and of course for your direct support. We get to do this channel and work on many exciting things because of you birbs and we are really grateful for that. Especially in this weird year it was great to be able to work on these video, be it from home rather than together in our studio. So let's all hope together that next year will be super boring. A boring year would just be so delightful for a change. If you want to support us and check out our merch we make with love: You can find the minimalistic info graphic poster, the baby duck plushie and other beautiful stuff in our shop
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    • Josh Reuben Bezuidenhout

      Josh Reuben Bezuidenhout

      9 dagen geleden

      Do a video on the Fibonacci sequence

    • Luigi And Mario

      Luigi And Mario

      16 dagen geleden

      are y-you coming back????????

    • Leenks Barrow

      Leenks Barrow

      16 dagen geleden

      Add subs pls

    • Ddaoud2


      23 dagen geleden

      ​@Kevin Palma no they're not that quite far into the future, they only at 12,020. Wait a second, that is exactly what you said! my apologies, it looked as if you said 120,020... ahh for some reason that cursed comma they put between every three positive digits, every three factors of ten, at least from what I understand that is in the US or more of the western world (forgot if it is just a USA or the whole western world does itannotate

    • DreamSMP Forever

      DreamSMP Forever

      23 dagen geleden

      OH 2020 AINT OVER YET

  2. The Grim Reaper • From Dreamland

    The Grim Reaper • From Dreamland

    20 minuten geleden

    I’m waiting for the subtitles I love your videos but I’m french please continue to put subtitles in your videos 😔

  3. Felix Cook

    Felix Cook

    Uur geleden

    " and bedrock is pulverized to rubble " any mincrafter ever: " wait thats illigal "

  4. Syd G

    Syd G

    2 uur geleden

    I think it would could be a cool idea to show people how they developed the covid vaccine. How it no longer contains any dead or weakened form of it, but rather just the proteins for our immune system to code. It’s a revolution in science, and while it is a forced one, it will change how we develop vaccines. I also found not a lot of people know or understand it and are therefore hesitant to get one.

  5. Bob Ryan

    Bob Ryan

    2 uur geleden

    Do a video on if video games cause violence like how you did on vaccines

  6. Mr Sol Gaming

    Mr Sol Gaming

    2 uur geleden

    What next kurzgeeagt telling us how to spell it?

  7. Flavor Mint

    Flavor Mint

    3 uur geleden

    School: 2 trains are going south,1 at- Kurzgesagt: Nuke the moon

  8. Harley Smith

    Harley Smith

    3 uur geleden

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  10. Tristan


    4 uur geleden

    5:07 que the music

  11. CherlynCherlyn LevieLevie

    CherlynCherlyn LevieLevie

    4 uur geleden

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  12. ALVIN


    5 uur geleden

    Ok but what about nuking the sun?

  13. Nim Studios

    Nim Studios

    5 uur geleden

    "The worst of the radiation would have decayed to natural level by cosmic rays, within a year." Can somebody please elaborate this point?

    • AndDiracisHisProphet


      57 minuten geleden

      what specifically do you not understand about this?



    5 uur geleden

    I am just waiting from about a month for a new video but I an just upset 😔😔

  15. yup lord

    yup lord

    6 uur geleden

    I wonder if we could use the other side of the moon as a nuclear dump ground since the radiation disperses in one year

    • esse esse

      esse esse

      5 uur geleden

      Big brain time

  16. RoRa Kra

    RoRa Kra

    7 uur geleden

    Does anyone else notice the monkey in the beginning of the intro is holding something different every single time

  17. Viktor von DOOM

    Viktor von DOOM

    7 uur geleden

    We should totally do this and livestream it on interdimensional cable

  18. Youssef Alnassar

    Youssef Alnassar

    7 uur geleden

    amazing video

  19. Boudi Najjar

    Boudi Najjar

    8 uur geleden

    Uhmmm bud on ya comment it’s not the year 12,020

  20. uljini


    8 uur geleden

    We may have already talked about this, but lets accept it. The Education System will always be weak, and Kurzgesagt -- In a Nutshell will always be the strongest.

  21. Courtney Foster

    Courtney Foster

    8 uur geleden

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  22. Ikonik Uchiha

    Ikonik Uchiha

    8 uur geleden

    Kurzgesagt einfach was neues gelernt

  23. Ikonik Uchiha

    Ikonik Uchiha

    8 uur geleden

    Minecraft Bedrock XD

  24. Damp was not

    Damp was not

    10 uur geleden


  25. Ain :D

    Ain :D

    10 uur geleden


  26. Happy RamenBoy

    Happy RamenBoy

    11 uur geleden

    We need to fight off the goddamn moon bears before they get us -Elon Musk probably

  27. Thromnabular


    11 uur geleden

    Please do a video on terraforming 🙏

  28. A C H A C Z

    A C H A C Z

    12 uur geleden

    Why there's no sublites :c

  29. Corona 2.0

    Corona 2.0

    12 uur geleden

    When I read the title I knew this is an American channel

  30. Vic D

    Vic D

    13 uur geleden

    Ok, someone please explain the year 12020 thing? please...

  31. King Babe919

    King Babe919

    14 uur geleden

    thus video is so interesting i like it

  32. god boat

    god boat

    14 uur geleden

    that's a question for another...what if

  33. vansh parikh

    vansh parikh

    15 uur geleden

    Call @iferg for this

  34. ElapsedTime


    16 uur geleden

    I can already hear the *”Hello this is your daily dose of internet”*

  35. MissKiwi


    17 uur geleden

    GOD this channel is so good at explaining sciency stuff to my dumb dumb idiot brain i love it

  36. that random dude

    that random dude

    17 uur geleden

    you should do a video on the matrioshka brain (i just finished watching the dyson sphere video)

  37. Thefaceguru


    18 uur geleden

    I have a question, the video of the Bacteriophages gave me an idea, what if you dna edit them to attack COVID-19

  38. Kimani Hutchinson

    Kimani Hutchinson

    18 uur geleden

    If we shot an nuke at moon sumani

  39. Monica Moreira

    Monica Moreira

    19 uur geleden

    5:07 *megalovania* *intensifies*

  40. David Henningson

    David Henningson

    20 uur geleden

    The birdies are stockpiling toilet paper just like the rest of us last spring 😊

  41. Flibbee Cam

    Flibbee Cam

    22 uur geleden

    I saw your video about the deadliest organism (or living being) on earth, but what’s the smallest living being/organism? I’d like to know how, and I think I know what it is. Maybe Bromovirus?

  42. FDragon07


    22 uur geleden

    Video idea : What is at the center of the universe? In diagrams there is always something black or white so what is everything orbiting around?

  43. blxy3k


    22 uur geleden

    Either way, this happens because of curiosity. So if we die because the Moon hits the earth because of the nuke or we lose the Moon, blame this on scientists curiosity

  44. Gui mer

    Gui mer

    23 uur geleden

    its stupid how theres no caption with million of people watching

    • Gui mer

      Gui mer

      23 uur geleden

      please make cpation

  45. Travis Bagby

    Travis Bagby

    23 uur geleden

    Kurzgesagt: let’s not do that. Me: ya think?

  46. Neptune


    23 uur geleden

    Jokes aside, just think about the moon landing: Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin... Imagine how they felt, like, just looking into the sky and seeing the cool moon there and thinking "Man, I'm gonna be up there in a few days..." I mean-- it just feels so 'chilly' If I imagine it for myself...J-Just knowing you're gonna be on the moon..too bad I won't..but still..

  47. Jeffrey Baxter

    Jeffrey Baxter

    Dag geleden

    I hate the number of meme comments on this goddamn site.

  48. Happy_ Nanami

    Happy_ Nanami

    Dag geleden

    The back story is actually so sad

  49. zudemaster


    Dag geleden

    We need to. Get rid of that damn thing, im tired of looking at it at night. Just floating around up there all arrogant like. "Hey look at me, im the moon!" Yeah well take this Mr. Moon......

  50. Um usuário do Google

    Um usuário do Google

    Dag geleden

    Cadê as legendas em português, galera que é tradutora bora ajudar ai



    Dag geleden

    I like the music and the video but pause the video and look at the earth it’s cut 5:49

  52. Thelonius Punk

    Thelonius Punk

    Dag geleden

    Americans did this to two cities full of civilians

    • Triplekillstreak


      20 uur geleden


  53. fam idk what my last name would be

    fam idk what my last name would be

    Dag geleden

    POV: you’re waiting for the next video

  54. Kafei Mewtwo

    Kafei Mewtwo

    Dag geleden

    America: *pops down a quicksave*

  55. Ian O'Keefe

    Ian O'Keefe

    Dag geleden

    "Your weather report for today: nuclear missiles with some earthquakes and 100% chance of being fried."

  56. germinal vert

    germinal vert

    Dag geleden

    where is subtitle in this viodeo please?????? in french for me

  57. Yousif Ahmed

    Yousif Ahmed

    Dag geleden

    Mr beast: lets buy the moon! matt stonie: lets eat the moon! kurzgezact:lets nuke the moon!

  58. GA1999


    Dag geleden

    Hello everyone, can someone explain me how it comes about that Kurzgesagt an English channel is with a German name???

    • beanbag


      19 uur geleden

      they have a german channel along with this one, same content just in german

    • Jimmy Gonzalez

      Jimmy Gonzalez

      Dag geleden

      theyre german

  59. MrN1ceGuy


    Dag geleden

    make a game where you get to experirence all of these fantasy experiences with no more sun and nuke stuff and you have to try and solve them or something that would be cool

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    Dag geleden

    how do you make your animations?

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    Khoa Ba

    Dag geleden

    they havent made a video for more than a month

  64. stone only Lais

    stone only Lais

    Dag geleden

    Kurzgesagt, i heard solar system has a planet called "planet 9th" or "planet x" or "Nibiru", is that planet real? What is planet looks like? And what will happen if Nibiru enter the solar system?

  65. Ty Nickerson

    Ty Nickerson

    Dag geleden

    This just goes to show.... We need bigger nukes

  66. Aishrayyan Elhaqiem

    Aishrayyan Elhaqiem

    Dag geleden

    One question : Why would we.....

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