The Black Hole Bomb and Black Hole Civilizations

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  • Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell
    Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell  2 months ago +3337

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    • NoobTube MCPE
      NoobTube MCPE 3 days ago

      7 : 03 Homer Simpson

    • Will Suh
      Will Suh 17 days ago

      whats gona happen in distant future when all black holes stop spinning due to angular momentum harvested?

      or even worse, what will we do when all black holes evaporate? will we all die

    • Simon Zacho
      Simon Zacho 18 days ago

      Kurzgesagt - In a Nutshell o

    • BlackWhenGames _
      BlackWhenGames _ 19 days ago

      Kurzgesagt - In a Nutshell we guys are tiny theifs

    • arianny eugenia
      arianny eugenia 24 days ago

      Kurzgesagt - In a Nutshell o

  • Zakaria Shalih
    Zakaria Shalih 10 hours ago

    40k did it

  • pezilord
    pezilord 11 hours ago

    Is there really a material that reflects light efficiently enough to only shatter at supernova levels of energy?

  • XFlame ITA
    XFlame ITA 12 hours ago

    Galaxy Man made a black hole bomb before it was cool.

  • TechnicalDark
    TechnicalDark 12 hours ago

    *Its all about cheat codes*

  • Manuel Camacho
    Manuel Camacho 21 hour ago

    protoss terran zerg race lol
    starcraft 2 or 1 or 3 or 4 an so on

  • Lunar972
    Lunar972 Day ago

    i dont think black hole spins.

  • nyadpics
    nyadpics Day ago

    Probably the best kurzgesagt video ever...

  • Kat Last
    Kat Last Day ago

    Can you make a white holes episode? I know they are only theories , but i really want to know more about them

  • Confirmed Lighters

    "Let's put a planet-sized community around a black hole" LOL :) Loved this video, you guys did an amazing job!!!!

  • Aman Singh
    Aman Singh Day ago

    are black holes even real?

  • ed alan
    ed alan Day ago

    bboom bboom by masive star dies and formed by a huge pointless hole

    oops! that wasnt a pointless hole

  • swagalina
    swagalina Day ago

    actually, once the mirrors break away, what causes the black hole to explode?

  • swagalina
    swagalina Day ago

    i don't think it would work.. i think the high-powered electromagnetic waves would dislodge the mirrors before you could get any truly terrifying power

  • George Manea
    George Manea Day ago

    Or we just could leave it alone

  • Lil Smock
    Lil Smock Day ago

    Halo anyone?

  • Cy Calm
    Cy Calm Day ago +1

    Is this information true?

  • Grama Ionut
    Grama Ionut Day ago

    StarCraft 2? =))

  • Michael
    Michael Day ago

    With this much energy, why stick around? Just jump ship and hop into a neighboring universe.

  • Joel Dowdell
    Joel Dowdell 2 days ago

    Actually, it's not just black holes that drag space with them when they spin. Similar to how light can be pulled on by gravity, this happens at all scales, but it's only really noticeable at the scale of a black hole. This effect has even been tested in earth's gravitational field.

  • Abi Dou
    Abi Dou 2 days ago

    tes un pd

  • Jordan N-C
    Jordan N-C 2 days ago

    One problem I have with this theory is that, you have to be moving faster than light speed to go in the opposite direction that the ergosphere is rotating so, since electromagnetic waves cant travel faster than light speed, wouldnt one wrong bounce of a mirror causing the photons to be going the opposite direction of the black holes rotation just turn the photons around and potentially consume a very large amount, if not all of the photons? Making this not as efficient as it looks in this video? Feel free to comment on if I’m understanding something wrong.

  • my channel
    my channel 2 days ago

    Deja Vu im spinning in space eating stars alalallallaaaaaa

  • Nuvic
    Nuvic 2 days ago

    Black holes matter

  • josh gao
    josh gao 2 days ago

    anyone notice that the city thingy looks like a halo ring... no just me? ok

  • kjzsbtby
    kjzsbtby 2 days ago

    Even when everything in the universe turn its back on life, dimming the light of the hope towards the true dark... We shall have the responsability to keep the dim flame of life from banishing, by using the same darkness that the universe is trying to use in order to end us.

  • notquiteordinary
    notquiteordinary 2 days ago

    Science fiction. Fiction

  • Sam Beatty
    Sam Beatty 2 days ago

    So kind of like an oberth affect gravity assist? Yes i play ksp too.

  • Ican FeeLIt
    Ican FeeLIt 2 days ago

    What if we are in a simulation around a dying black hole and our soul purpose is to figure our what's next?

  • pranav Is fine
    pranav Is fine 2 days ago

    So kind of like an atomic bomb

  • Noah
    Noah 2 days ago

    That’s assuming light can get faster and it cant

  • Nikola Džoni Jerotijević

    Black is Back

  • Nick Onoya
    Nick Onoya 2 days ago

    Sooo black holes are basically agario balls

  • The Iridium Gamer
    The Iridium Gamer 3 days ago

    Holy shit, that was amazing!

  • Smol Dorito
    Smol Dorito 3 days ago

    Maybe this is how advanced humanity could get rid of nuclear waste and gain some energy from it at the same time

  • M
    M 3 days ago

    ¿I'm the only one that loves how he puts videogames references in all videos? Really, it's very cool ^^

  • frank x
    frank x 3 days ago

    One ring to rule them all, and in the darkness bind them.

  • Clint Shussler
    Clint Shussler 3 days ago

    Wait i dont understand how do you use the accelerated electromagnetic waves to create electricity

  • Brandon Martineau
    Brandon Martineau 3 days ago

    Hmmm, I already knew about the black hole bomb technic, but I did not get as much information as I would've liked. However,, this... was really, very instructive, and somewhat bone chilling.

  • Mr Kitten
    Mr Kitten 3 days ago

    All these videos are depressing but i want to watch them all

  • Diamond_ GD
    Diamond_ GD 3 days ago

    what if blackholes are gateways to other universes that whould be cool

  • The Comedic
    The Comedic 4 days ago

    I love how they used HALO to depict the black hole bomb. Suits it perfectly and made me understand what was going on basically instantly

  • Thomas Herrlich
    Thomas Herrlich 4 days ago

    wouldn't it be easier to turn the mirror-shell into a death-ray instead of a bomb by opening a small opening in the correct direction immediately before a explosion occurs and fry our enemies with hard x-rays?

  • AnimeMasterRyan 123
    AnimeMasterRyan 123 4 days ago

    And what would make the black hole not to want to eat the mirror ?

  • Bhumireddy Venkata Hanirvesh

    I think this idea is from avengers infinity war

  • Bayan Hassan
    Bayan Hassan 4 days ago

    I'm a 12 year old and I love and understand this stuff.

  • Zak Sharaz
    Zak Sharaz 4 days ago +1

    What about nebula's that creates new stars as old ones die out? 😕 I have just beat the system

  • Red Productions
    Red Productions 4 days ago

    Has anyone tied a rope to them and a spaceship, and went inside? Could you be pulled out? Or you just ded m8?

  • Red Productions
    Red Productions 4 days ago

    One look at the title.

    America is gonna make this a nuclear bomb.

  • Dark Cezy
    Dark Cezy 5 days ago

    That moment when bird poped out of the Ergosphere was so funny xD i love this channel.

  • Austria-Hungary Ball

    god dammit! HOMER!

  • SyNanceia02
    SyNanceia02 5 days ago

    What if a black hole sucks another black hole?

  • 999 666
    999 666 5 days ago

    I hate how theoretic this is but they are making it look like it's factual..

  • Paul Valdez
    Paul Valdez 5 days ago

    I love how they make the visual effect looks so cool, but here I am laughing my ass out telling myself that it is not that easy as it looks

  • Angeni Jacobs
    Angeni Jacobs 5 days ago

    W h a t T h e F u c k

  • Noodle Gaming
    Noodle Gaming 5 days ago

    You are the best
    Btw this is my first time looking at ur vid

  • Miller Irvin
    Miller Irvin 5 days ago

    I’ve watched this video so many times, mostly for the part about black hole civilizations. It’s amazing to think that we could power an entire galactic civilization using a black hole. I also love yall’s rendition of a black hole civilization, a Halo-style ring world orbiting a black hole. I wish I could travel to the future to see something like this... Humanity has come far from our beginnings, but we still have so much further to go.

  • Brojak
    Brojak 6 days ago

    That animation is silky smooth

  • L and A gaming
    L and A gaming 6 days ago

    What happens if your leg crossed the event horizon and you then cut it off instantly and rocketed away to get away from it. What would you see.

  • Stimpy teh random guy

    A ringularity is a 2d object existing in 3d space

  • NiceBreasts
    NiceBreasts 6 days ago +1

    This guy is a made genius...

  • Nishi singh
    Nishi singh 6 days ago


  • blahblah6946
    blahblah6946 6 days ago

    its: "food for thought" not "show me the energy"

  • Camden Kindler
    Camden Kindler 6 days ago

    What’s your mic’s name?

  • Rafael Freitas
    Rafael Freitas 6 days ago

    Dude how i take so long to find ths channel??? You have so unteresting videos!!! i can't stop whatching!!! 1+Subscriber

  • Primus Reborn
    Primus Reborn 7 days ago

    Imagine if the universe went dark and all the black holes combined into one giant hypermassive black hole and some aliens surrounded it and used the bomb strategy for light and energy but one of them fucked up and made the big bang happen?

  • Tintschi
    Tintschi 7 days ago

    are you german or why is this channel called kurzgesagt?

  • mikaeljovalkov rivera

    i see you rollin you disappearin to see that there is a black holin tryin to get out of black holin tryin to get of black holin!

  • Drake Hernandez
    Drake Hernandez 7 days ago

    Black hole vore 😒

  • Elongated Muskrat
    Elongated Muskrat 7 days ago

    “How to steal energy from a monster”
    Drink it

  • dachozogod
    dachozogod 7 days ago

    With all of that energy being released, would that destroy the black hole? and into what?

  • Sweet Spirit
    Sweet Spirit 7 days ago

    'they are not science fiction'
    *something is found that makes it not possible/work differently'*
    'oh okay time to change it.'
    That happens fairly often in the large scheme of things, though this was a very interesting video!

  • Porscha Harris
    Porscha Harris 7 days ago

    I am living for the CUTE animations 😀😄😆

  • Death Song Gaming
    Death Song Gaming 8 days ago

    Do all black holes spin or just some?

  • sxymoon19
    sxymoon19 8 days ago

    An eternal solution to fuel problems worldwide!
    If society knows this why the hell are we still starting wars over fossil fuel?!

  • Mr.Hotpotato21
    Mr.Hotpotato21 8 days ago

    What happens if something from space breaks the mirror?

  • Netbilly
    Netbilly 8 days ago

    This whole theory is wrong! The gravity of black holes are so intense that it sucks in even light, so we can not see what it is, so we have to make up theories. Cool video. :)

  • Kestrel Terrier
    Kestrel Terrier 8 days ago

    I though red dwarfs were the last source of energy
    Then i thought white dwarfs
    Now blackholes
    What is truly the last source of energy?

  • ahmad mifzal
    ahmad mifzal 8 days ago

    I wonder if neutron star ever cool down

  • Nathan Cruz
    Nathan Cruz 8 days ago

    so many animated birds died

  • Boki 56
    Boki 56 9 days ago

    What would happend if we throw a granade in black hole?

  • Mango Bango
    Mango Bango 9 days ago

    Working in the black hole energy mining industry doesn't sound very safe

  • Andy K.-Tenner
    Andy K.-Tenner 9 days ago

    Well if you want to boost the rocket away from the ringularity, you'd probably ending up using _way_ more energy than you get because of the force of attraction towards the center of the black hole, right?

  • Adrian Bigno
    Adrian Bigno 9 days ago

    The black hole bomb = big bang

  • Joseph Pentony
    Joseph Pentony 9 days ago

    Kugalblitizs are the way to power ( or absolutely destroy) the future!

  • hbarudi
    hbarudi 9 days ago

    Only a theory so far, but do you have scientific journal articles about this?

  • Hydra
    Hydra 9 days ago

    Starcraft cheat code reference! (Show me the money)

  • callum twining
    callum twining 9 days ago


  • Samudera Cinta
    Samudera Cinta 9 days ago

    Is this fir for real?..

  • Creeper Hunter
    Creeper Hunter 9 days ago


  • phoney trackery
    phoney trackery 9 days ago

    Homer Simpson

  • Nishi singh
    Nishi singh 9 days ago


  • Nishi singh
    Nishi singh 9 days ago

    Best black hole video.☺️

  • Nishi singh
    Nishi singh 9 days ago

    Black holes are interesting but not handsome

  • Nishi singh
    Nishi singh 9 days ago +2

    What if Kurzgesagt , Ted-Ed and Vsauce make a collision.

    Supernova explosion.

  • Generation Gaming
    Generation Gaming 9 days ago

    I saw that Starcraft reference 😉

  • John Walker
    John Walker 9 days ago

    This is a really interesting concept, but you’re essentially talking about a perpetual motion machine. Wouldn’t something of that nature break all laws of physics?

  • Esoteric Emissary
    Esoteric Emissary 9 days ago

    So Black Holes are basically God's fidget spinners...

  • Eeeveegamer XD
    Eeeveegamer XD 9 days ago

    you addee the halo ring lolp

  • SawKolo Htoo
    SawKolo Htoo 9 days ago

    Maybe nasa should make this so I can charge my ipad