The Largest Star in the Universe - Size Comparison

22 wrz 2020
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  • 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

    Kurzgesagt – In a NutshellKurzgesagt – In a Nutshell7 miesięcy temu
    • Me be reading 1 year later still not done reading

      Tek Giap OoiTek Giap Ooi9 dni temu
    • Why are you soo good!!!❤

      Adesh BenipalAdesh Benipal14 dni temu
    • I love it

      Laurey RitchieLaurey RitchieMiesiąc temu
    • Brown dwarfs are -failed stars- successful planets :)

      Hank SauriHank SauriMiesiąc temu
    • I got it

      Hank SauriHank SauriMiesiąc temu
  • That’s UY Scuti the largest sun I think

    Clumsy CuddlesClumsy Cuddles13 minut temu
  • Love the Animations! Anyone know what programme is used in these vids?

    DingersDingersGodzinę temu
  • Funfact: Kurzgesagt is a german word.

    Leon HonerkampLeon Honerkamp2 godzin temu
  • Turkish? Not working turkish translate

    Süveyş kanalı aksoySüveyş kanalı aksoy3 godzin temu
  • But commentator, we are yet to see the Star's in other universes.

    Izonbeke JohnIzonbeke John4 godzin temu
  • If we lived in Jupiter you will become Only 2 ft tall

    GenonizeGenonize5 godzin temu
  • "If you think that's impressive, let's introduced the largest stars in the universe... " *ad break* " The all new 2021 Nissan Maxima"

    KNIFEGUY1701KNIFEGUY17018 godzin temu
  • Bro, UY Scuti has got to be the biggest star we know of rn, its radius is 1700 times larger then our sun

    Ant KingAnt King8 godzin temu
    • Stephenson2-18 is 2150 times larger than the sun in radius.

      Adam HallAdam Hall7 godzin temu
  • Nice

    LOADINGLOADING11 godzin temu
  • 0:40 I've never heard my science teacher laugh so hard after hearing that.

    IanbeanIanbean11 godzin temu
  • That is one awesome video, my kids loved it!

    Richard LundyRichard Lundy12 godzin temu
  • The biggest star in universe is uy scuti

    Onyok AnacletoOnyok Anacleto15 godzin temu
    • No, Stephenson2-18 is 2150 times the radius of the sun, UY Scuti is 1700 times the radius of the sun.

      Adam HallAdam Hall7 godzin temu
  • yeah it's impressive to know that our sun is gonna swallow us whole

    Aaron TanAaron Tan18 godzin temu
  • "Shorter its life is" man the sun has lived since the start of humans

    Evander Ulstein FetEvander Ulstein Fet19 godzin temu
  • So the entire purpose of the universe is to create new stars. Crazy

    Ashy LarryAshy Larry22 godzin temu
  • where is VY Canis Majoris?

    SilverStringzzSilverStringzzDzień temu
  • At this point I believe we will never know all of space because it is exactly what it is called space. Just space for whatever god wants to make

    Tay WestTay WestDzień temu
  • 0:41 *_ouch_*

    Zianna HopeZianna HopeDzień temu
  • *Escanor has entered the chat*

    RecklessIntelligence02RecklessIntelligence02Dzień temu
  • I love the way they animate stars. They so good.

    Infinity ForeverInfinity ForeverDzień temu
  • Scientists: *hey bill! What did you name the new planet you discovered?* *oh! It’s called* *ddfghklppokijhfdaasdf1223344&-€&&3&456777544456789’kjhhfgfffddssrrghhjkkoppuygfdssd* *oh.*

    GuestyGuestyDzień temu
  • This channel is the infographic show’s big brother

    Katsuki BakugoKatsuki BakugoDzień temu
  • Ant watching this: *crap*

    Rising StarRising StarDzień temu
  • oh my god

    Jayden MokJayden MokDzień temu
  • Most advertisements last a lot less than 12 minutes.

    Selinor578Selinor578Dzień temu
  • The ending music in the video reminds e of the queen's royal ceromony.

    -Floaty Turtle--Floaty Turtle-Dzień temu
  • u would be very dead

    Fritz MetzgerFritz MetzgerDzień temu
  • I actually visited Stephenson 2-18 last week. 2/10 location cuz it has light, and I hate light.

    Locurm, The God of DarknessLocurm, The God of DarknessDzień temu
  • That wannabe star got burnt!!!🙂⭐

    The Darkest empath ;)The Darkest empath ;)Dzień temu
  • The thing that impressed me the most is that the death of all we know is inevitable

    Wopper schuuschWopper schuusch2 dni temu
  • I guarantee none of us who have just finished watching have a normal resting heart rate

    Cordell ErskineCordell Erskine2 dni temu
  • The radius of Jupiter may be 11 times Earth's, but shouldn't you compare the volume when saying one is larger than the other? Jupiter's volume is 1321 times that of Earth's.

    CatcrumbsCatcrumbs2 dni temu
  • I'm genuinely curious what brown dwarfs did to Kurzgesagt

    Dababy OfficialDababy Official2 dni temu
  • Ơ có vietsub này cảm ơn ad ...thích coi cái này lắm lun.

    Xoni KieuXoni Kieu2 dni temu
  • U just roasted brown dwarfs so mucb

    Nickyplayz23Nickyplayz232 dni temu
  • 0:42 there is a cute brown dwarf

    Raslan Nayef Al UtaibiRaslan Nayef Al Utaibi2 dni temu
  • Oh how small we are

    John RobinsonJohn Robinson2 dni temu
  • Who needs to go to school when you can just go to this channel from anywhere and learn more in one video than an entire year in school.

    ZiminarZiminar2 dni temu
  • See Thoughty2, that's how you do a video that has something to do with the title instead of misleading people. I came to learn about the largest star, and I did. "The largest X" and they actually talk about it during more than a single minute, not like Thoughty2 where the titles are misleading. Introduction and explanation in relation to the subject, to bring it up more clearly, and then actually talk about it, instead of barely brushing the surface and beating around the bush the whole vid. Good job guys, happy to have found this channel.

    highlordxelethhighlordxeleth2 dni temu
  • Have you heard of Canis Majorus? I think it's a red hypergiant Quite similar in size to Stephenson 2-18

    TheJuicyFox101TheJuicyFox1012 dni temu
    • @Adam Hall ahh.

      TheJuicyFox101TheJuicyFox1017 godzin temu
    • It is a red class M hypergiant, and in volume, it is 1700 times the radius of the sun, rather Stephenson2-18 is 2150 times larger than the sun.

      Adam HallAdam Hall7 godzin temu
  • Pistol Star look like a giant rasengan

    MeLikeTurtlesMeLikeTurtles2 dni temu
  • Brown Dwarfs : a big disappointment to their mom/fake wanna be star

    aToSiouSaToSiouS2 dni temu
  • How they know

    FatalityFatality2 dni temu
  • Live longer medicine 🧛

    Brandon godwinBrandon godwin2 dni temu
  • Hmm so my descendants gonna be eaten by a giant burning ball of gas hmm well

    salmonsalmon2 dni temu
  • Nobody: Sun in 10 billion years: if im going to die, I'll be taking you down with me :)

    The SonThe Son2 dni temu
  • すごい! さんの動画が大好きです!

    、ゲームひまり、ゲームひまり3 dni temu
  • you guys did this on my birth- day

    Tristan McLaughlinTristan McLaughlin3 dni temu
  • This kind of stuff is so much more interesting than “what would happen if we set off a nuke in another dimension”

    nrj6490nrj64903 dni temu

    roybo1930roybo19303 dni temu
  • How dare u be so harsh on my poor son brown dwarf lol Leave my brown dwarfey alone !!!🤣🤣🤣

    Stephen KeyStephen Key3 dni temu
  • Search about the truth search about true islam.

    Just TryJust Try3 dni temu
  • you guys should make a resarch facility

    mitc6750 mitc6750mitc6750 mitc67503 dni temu
  • "But we wanna talk about stars. Not fail wanna be stars." That dwarf got the cold shoulder

    Mksavage _Mksavage _3 dni temu
  • Reality, knowledgeable,separation and covered. Live by qualities.

    VermaVerma3 dni temu
  • The way they they talk about brown dwarf’s, they don’t hold back. They are brutal about it.

    E PavE Pav3 dni temu
  • Reality and knowledgeable. Live by qualities.

    VermaVerma3 dni temu
  • Anyone here is a brown dwarf?

    KennyKenny3 dni temu
  • Man, Kurzgesagt really has a grudge against brown dwarfs, don't they?

    groundbreaker91groundbreaker913 dni temu
  • It's insane that the thumbnail is actually true

    Thomas FriedlThomas Friedl3 dni temu
  • *"smart dude"*

    AsphaltAsphalt3 dni temu
  • The brown dwarf gets thrown away and it looks so sad

    *-. Killua .-**-. Killua .-*3 dni temu
  • R.I.P Uy Scuti... YOU WILL BE MISSED!

    BakonV1nesBakonV1nes3 dni temu
  • Did you forget supernovas?

    ThepandasqwodThepandasqwod3 dni temu
  • Andre the giant thinking he's big. Sees this video, what am I doing my life

    LGN_PowerLGN_Power3 dni temu
  • UY Scuti?

    OmegaMasterOmegaMaster3 dni temu
  • Yo mama joined the chat*

    Kerim ÜnalKerim Ünal3 dni temu
    • You just had to say it didnt you

      Aditya KhanAditya Khan2 dni temu
  • "we wanna talk about stars, nit Failed wanna be stars" bro like, where did all these hatred come from?

    ϻĦVҜ βЖϻĦVҜ βЖ3 dni temu
  • Wy is it not free☹

    Stefan WeisenbachStefan Weisenbach3 dni temu
  • And here i thought i was doing good owning an acre of land. I own NOTHING.

    R.C. CollinsR.C. Collins3 dni temu
  • Why they gotta do my man Brown Dwarves like that

    DevonDevon3 dni temu
  • imagine being called something as badass as gacrux and being beat by someone called stephenson

    Jeremy FisherJeremy Fisher3 dni temu
  • You didn't have to do brown dwarfs like that

    Rezin 47Rezin 474 dni temu
  • I was hoping you would use the women running around in their underwear and high heels tickling each other scenario but it never happened....which is unfortunate.

    Malibu StacyMalibu Stacy4 dni temu
  • But what if you put tons of brown dwarfs together 🧐

    Roblox World wolfieRoblox World wolfie4 dni temu
    • @ThatOneVietnamNoodle And not a failed wannabee star.

      Aditya KhanAditya Khan2 dni temu
    • I think that could form a star.

      ThatOneVietnamNoodleThatOneVietnamNoodle3 dni temu
  • Not to be dramatic, but I would die for Brown Dwarfs ^.^

    KorniMrKorniMr4 dni temu
  • I guess I’m a brown dwarf then

    therandom YTtherandom YT4 dni temu
  • 3:19 lol

    Starcrater21Starcrater214 dni temu
  • So, I love this video. Straight up, it's so gosh darn pretty to look at, and it reminds me how beautiful the universe is

    KipOfTheMany *KipOfTheMany *4 dni temu
  • RIP for people who think that sun is the biggest star because all stars look so small

    Kakashi HatakeKakashi Hatake4 dni temu
  • Be less harsh on brown dwarfs, they are cute, ok?

    Николай ХанзоНиколай Ханзо4 dni temu
  • Real star wars are not between different life forms but between stars

    IndiKoIndiKo4 dni temu
  • Wow, are you being sirius? 🤣

    Galaxy_ Pup UwUGalaxy_ Pup UwU4 dni temu
  • bro the fastist plane the mm2 blackbeerd did not have top speed

    Trace PuddingTrace Pudding4 dni temu
  • Brown dwarfs do be relatable tho

    Hsjsh SgyahsHsjsh Sgyahs4 dni temu
  • Planet Uranus is missing I wish that this comment reaches you. It is indeed my favourite planet. M missing it today after purchasing the app.

    Vamsi Krishna PennamVamsi Krishna Pennam4 dni temu

    Md. Shohanur Islam ShohanMd. Shohanur Islam Shohan4 dni temu
  • The largest star in the universe would be.....uhhhh Answer: The largest known star (in terms of mass and brightness) is called the Pistol Star. It is believed to be 100 times as massive as our Sun, and 10,000,000 times as bright! In 1990, a star named the Pistol Star was known to lie at the center of the Pistol Nebula in the Milky Way Galaxy. Totally didn’t copy that rq from google...if you do find an article on google about that....uhhhhhhh I wrote that, sure. Let’s go with that....

    Raymund P JablaRaymund P Jabla4 dni temu
  • 왜 한국어 자막이 나오다가 마는 거지...

    zman geezman gee4 dni temu
  • The alien life on that large sun and solar must b 9m tall and us human bug size..

    bounlath hansackdabounlath hansackda4 dni temu
  • Thank you for the awesome app....had eyegasm. Wanted to support your xhannel in someway and today I got this opportunity 😃 Wishing to see more info in this app by receiving timely updates

    Vamsi Krishna PennamVamsi Krishna Pennam4 dni temu
  • Welp the earth is gonna die goodbye guys

    Marty. Infinity9Marty. Infinity94 dni temu
  • Size comparison videos make my head hurt.

    Gregory HouseGregory House4 dni temu
  • i know this isn't related to this video but if the universe is expending and everything is travelling away from us faster than light... doesn't that mean we are standing still?

    XXXSnowBallXXX XXXXSnowBallXXX X4 dni temu
  • I can’t tell if this is cool or scary

    Zax347Zax3474 dni temu
  • I waited 11 minutes to learn what the latest star is just for this manto tell me he has no clue lmao, not mad tho

    CheesyGoneCrazyCheesyGoneCrazy4 dni temu
  • This dislikes for this video were probably because there aren't enough birds in it.

    Moses RamirezMoses Ramirez4 dni temu
  • Min 0:29, "eleven times larger". Whats wrong with the picture?

    fernando duartefernando duarte4 dni temu
  • Brown dwarfs lives matter!