End of Space – Creating a Prison for Humanity

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  • Published: 25 November 2018
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    Space travel is the most exciting adventure for humanity, but in an irony of history we may stop ourselves from going into space the more we do it. With every rocket launched we are creating a deadly trap for mankind.

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    • Todd K
      Todd K  4 weeks back

      STOP KILLING THINGS IN YOUR VIDEOS MY LITTLE SISTER LITERALLY CRIES AND ALMOST EVERY SINGLE VIDEO HAS SOME FORM OF MURDER. Im am trying to educate her through your videos but I'm about to stop recommending this to friends and kids as educational material because all kids can focus on is all the heads blowing up, animals murdering each other, and basically violence. Yes it's funny to adults but not to kids who are sensitive to cute little animals killing each other.

    • Transformers collection and reviews
      Transformers collection and reviews  1 months back

      Could they just try to salvage all those parts and reuse

    • Mind Freshener
      Mind Freshener  2 months back

      It's ok, they are not doing anything in "Space". Space is made in a Hollywood basement.

    • The shep Gaming
      The shep Gaming  2 months back

      can't the laser miss?

    • chung melody
      chung melody  2 months back

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  • AyyMD
    AyyMD  3 hours back

    It's okay bois once we save the alien from area 51 we can have a tool that solve our junk space problem

    • ZEB O
      ZEB O  7 hours back

      Why dahell you call your Chanel kurzgesagt, its Kurz gesagt at first. Also i wouldnt expect to see more then 30 seconds or 1 minute, everything else isnt kurz gesagt sondern sehr in die länge gezogen.

      • Joel Wigton
        Joel Wigton  16 hours back

        Rubbery space slime blob that absorbs the smaller pieces before it guides itself down to burn up.

        • Kyle Chin
          Kyle Chin  19 hours back

          Use. Magnets.

          • Richard Polster
            Richard Polster  2 days back

            *No birds got hurt in the video*

            • Ivan Borsuk
              Ivan Borsuk  3 days back

              animation is wrong :) you show like rocket uses all fuel (yellow) before it even starts using oxydiser (orange) (around 1:40)

              • Kuribo Kutsu
                Kuribo Kutsu  3 days back

                Most sad thing that none of these measures, nets, harpoons will be actually implemented simply because organizations interested in sending satellites in space wants to be PROFITable, and capture-and-return missions is clear "waste of money" for them. And no, nobody thinks ahead, dont even hope for that.
                also it should be said that NOT all junk stays forever or even close to forever on orbit. Many of debris particles end their life in atmosphere and with periodical expansions of atmosphere orbit will clean itself...in matter of centuries.

                • Blake Lonsdale-Cook
                  Blake Lonsdale-Cook  3 days back

                  You didn't take into account a fine particle field would reflect or refract sunlight, or that orbits decay due to atmospheric drag.

                  Also, ablation isn't the only way lasers work. Photon pressure is also a significant factor.

                  • m. başkaya
                    m. başkaya  4 days back

                    Tardis in 7:46 lol

                    • Ngoc Linh Nguyen Kim
                      Ngoc Linh Nguyen Kim  4 days back

                      it should be the life that is ending not space.

                      • DarK_Snake Venom
                        DarK_Snake Venom  4 days back

                        So your saying that I’m in prison?







                        *WHAT DID I DO SPACE?!*

                        • Just_saverage
                          Just_saverage  5 days back

                          So ya telling me we polluted our own planet and are now polluting space? What a dirty species we are

                          • Long Nguyễn Thiên Bảo

                            7:21
                            Brace yourself, a lag lag missile incoming!

                            • Dragonup
                              Dragonup  5 days back

                              This video is more like data manipulation than something that makes sens.

                              Imagine that you want to cover WHOLE EARTH even the OCEANS with junk. This is not ez to do. And imagine that taht area above eath is EVEN BIGGER than earth. We are not even close to closing ourselves.

                              • 1000 subscriberswith no profile picture challenge t

                                Space becoming a deadly wall

                                Donald trump: atleast the aliens can't attack us

                                • Paul Gleason
                                  Paul Gleason  7 days back

                                  Just nuke it but there be employed tho

                                  • Isimsiz
                                    Isimsiz  7 days back

                                    What about improving the first one shown? My idea is leaving it to an orbit a little further and the satellite will launch a sticky, flexible material which will gather the small ones and push the big ones! The only problem is, I think it is a little complex thing to do.

                                    • Drosophyllum
                                      Drosophyllum  1 weeks back

                                      This may be the great filter. It could cause civilizations to become stuck.

                                      • Doggo stuffz : Gaming and more!

                                        Doggo's handy dandy 4 step plan
                                        1: build a moon base.
                                        2: build rocket launch pads.
                                        3: build anti-debris things on the moon when earth gets trapped to free it again.
                                        4: launch rockets on earth again.

                                        • Leonora Matthews
                                          Leonora Matthews  1 weeks back

                                          Us humans are too good at self destruction... 😂😂

                                          • iiKyanite
                                            iiKyanite  1 weeks back

                                            How did I just find this video

                                            • Grim Oeuvre
                                              Grim Oeuvre  2 weeks back

                                              0:35 the music doesn’t feel right.

                                              • chanwoo choi
                                                chanwoo choi  2 weeks back

                                                Maybe this is the great filter?

                                                • Shiftt
                                                  Shiftt  2 weeks back

                                                  Neodymium magnets the size of buildings, just below LEO, dragging all magnetic junk into re-entry

                                                  • rodarignac
                                                    rodarignac  2 weeks back

                                                    why yall killing the birds in the animation... wtf...

                                                    • tre luglio
                                                      tre luglio  2 weeks back

                                                      Why is the animation look so depressed ? Or it was just me ?

                                                      • Akihiko Hayashi
                                                        Akihiko Hayashi  2 weeks back

                                                        Hold up...


                                                        NO WIFI?!?!

                                                        • David Romeo
                                                          David Romeo  6 hours back

                                                          Yeah man within the next decade we goin back to the dark ages

                                                      • Akihiko Hayashi
                                                        Akihiko Hayashi  2 weeks back

                                                        Those lasers sound like a bad idea for... movie reasons

                                                        • wewereangels
                                                          wewereangels  2 weeks back

                                                          Ideas: 1) a giant gummy sticky ball, 2) a two-reel "lint roller" covered in thick sticky goo (or thick kevlar for high velocity debris), w/ one reel containing the new roll and the 2nd reel rolling up spent portions

                                                          • Person Last name
                                                            Person Last name  2 weeks back

                                                            Earth's going to end up like the earth from WALL-e

                                                            • Samuel Li
                                                              Samuel Li  2 weeks back

                                                              Solution one: Laser weapon used to destroy space junk
                                                              Solution two: Energy shields
                                                              Solution three: sensitive radars help us avoid collisions

                                                              • Jerome Akar
                                                                Jerome Akar  2 weeks back

                                                                You forgot sending Chuck Norris into space to kick the mess back into the atmosphere

                                                            • Jason Stover
                                                              Jason Stover  2 weeks back

                                                              you sure this isn't the great filter?

                                                              • Haochi Zhang
                                                                Haochi Zhang  2 weeks back

                                                                Isn’t this what happened in Gravity

                                                                • Ak Ak
                                                                  Ak Ak  2 weeks back

                                                                  Not only we have filled Earth with rubbish,we could trap ourselves by putting rubbish into Earth's orbit.
                                                                  Ok, good job humanity

                                                                  • Esoteric Emissary
                                                                    Esoteric Emissary  2 weeks back

                                                                    Um, just detonate a nuke at every point above our atmosphere. We should have enough. America has at least 5000 minute man missiles, and you'd only need 100 of those to nuke the entire surface of the planet.

                                                                    • The booboo
                                                                      The booboo  3 days back

                                                                      The radiation would be dangerous to astronauts

                                                                  • Thulest
                                                                    Thulest  2 weeks back

                                                                    deep

                                                                    • Varinderjit Mann
                                                                      Varinderjit Mann  2 weeks back

                                                                      Kurzgesagt : Needs to clean up space debris with Laser.
                                                                      Also Kurzgesagt : Roast the bird with a mfkn laser.

                                                                      • medexamtoolsdotcom
                                                                        medexamtoolsdotcom  2 weeks back

                                                                        Just put giant mountains of styrofoam in orbit, all the little pieces will eventually hit them. Of course can't move something the size of a mountain into space or manufacture it. But then again I don't actually want the kessler syndrome to be cured anyway, I want to keep humanity sequestered to Earth.

                                                                        • Vherox
                                                                          Vherox  2 weeks back

                                                                          We should send fisherman to space soon to catch space junk

                                                                          • SpicyCake
                                                                            SpicyCake  2 weeks back

                                                                            Satellites should be equiped with sensors to detect collision courses and avoid them

                                                                            • The booboo
                                                                              The booboo  3 days back

                                                                              The sensors would not easily detect the smaller bits and they are so fast the wouldn’t be to move out of the way

                                                                          • Thủ Sát
                                                                            Thủ Sát  2 weeks back

                                                                            What if we put so many pieces of cosmic trash on the day that the pieces of junk continue to collide and crumble smaller than pea ??? At that time, there will be billions and billions of tiny pieces that will not influence ??

                                                                            • Ibrahim Abdalla
                                                                              Ibrahim Abdalla  2 weeks back

                                                                              Mysterio is the bad guy, I just spoiled far from home.

                                                                              • Arun Mehta
                                                                                Arun Mehta  2 weeks back

                                                                                So humans have not only spread junk on the Earth but also around it.

                                                                                • COLD HEART
                                                                                  COLD HEART  2 weeks back

                                                                                  Dont they have a thing that drags parts into the atmosphe e to burn.

                                                                                  • phim Anime
                                                                                    phim Anime  3 weeks back

                                                                                    Wow Vietnam's

                                                                                    • Dolam Skudoiski
                                                                                      Dolam Skudoiski  3 weeks back

                                                                                      Why do you guys kill so many birds
                                                                                      Why don’t they react to it?

                                                                                      Lite this: 😐 😐 😐. 😐 😯. 😐 😧. 😐 😵. 😐 ☠️. 😑

                                                                                      • Vincent Lau
                                                                                        Vincent Lau  3 weeks back

                                                                                        we're not going to do anything soon cuz politicians are complete dumbasses that only want more money