What Happens if the Moon Crashes into Earth?

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dennyleung111
dennyleung111

@SpaceGodzillaYT But the Moon gets Karma

Vor 3 Tage
Joel DELOS REYES
Joel DELOS REYES

ryou

Vor 4 Tage
Joel DELOS REYES
Joel DELOS REYES

ttTot

Vor 4 Tage
Gwénaëlle MASSART
Gwénaëlle MASSART

Ça te

Vor 23 Tage
LightFree
LightFree

@SpaceGodzillaYT when moon is tired of people coming on it for no reason

Vor Monat
sottozen
sottozen

A little too high a price to pay in order to have a view like Saturn! Loved this one so much!

Vor year
ZΛeon-NineZero
ZΛeon-NineZero

I mean, a better and less catastrophic solution (albeit a very time-consuming one) is to mine the moon and insert the extracted lunar rock into a lower orbit around the Earth. Although, you may not want those rocks in too low of an orbit or they’ll succumb to orbital decay before the rings can be fully assembled.

Vor 3 Monate
hungryhobo
hungryhobo

Spoilers dude

Vor 3 Monate
i do edits
i do edits

@The Outer God agreed

Vor 3 Monate
•_• Hi
•_• Hi

Or is it?

Vor 3 Monate
André Felipe
André Felipe

so, you love killing more than half of the human population?

Vor 3 Monate
rosestar1324
rosestar1324

Literally just had a dream where the moon crashed into earth. Good to know that what would happen in reality was much much more scarier than my dream. Thanks!

Vor Monat
Akshit student
Akshit student

@Todd Boyce no I have a superpower something and I was sitting at my balcony maybe at night and starting at moon and when a point my hand at move it moves as same as my hand move than I pull my hand it becoming bigger and then I rotate my hand 360 then it keep getting bigger and starting revolting the earth at high speed then moon get so much bigger it's about to crash then I wake up. That was the dream I saw somethings similar to video

Vor 5 Tage
Vanilla
Vanilla

@Todd Boyce True, I cannot predict a nuclear apocalypse, what I meant was that the moon is probably still going to be in orbit by the time the sun dies and humanity would have either moved to a different planet or died out by then.

Vor 5 Tage
Todd Boyce
Todd Boyce

@Akshit student What was it like? Did the moon actually hit earth? Did humanity drown? Were there M 9.5 earthquakes?

Vor 5 Tage
Todd Boyce
Todd Boyce

@Vanilla No, we won't go extinct by than. Name a way we could go extinct. And don't just say "Oh there will be a nuclear war" because you don't know if that will happen. So if (And that's a rather tiny if) human species survives long enough for the moon's ascent to become a problem. Well, that society would probably be advanced enough to move to Mars.

Vor 5 Tage
Akshit student
Akshit student

I had also the same dream 2 months ago

Vor 12 Tage
Account that I'll use to comment
Account that I'll use to comment

It's actually insane how we can actually survive this, or even have a general idea of what's going on just a few hours after "the switch". Even if something awful happens it's very likely that humanity will not go extinct, even if we have a hard time.

Vor Monat
Marius Tan
Marius Tan

@Rohith G Good point.

Vor 3 Tage
Rohith G
Rohith G

@Marius Tan The immediate ground zero was liquified into molten whatever when the asteroid made landfall. You can checkout experiments for determining the effects of hypervelocity if you want the full scientific explanation. I'm just a guy on YouTube comments. Also, moon chunks would be of much, much larger size than the chicxulub impactor.

Vor 3 Tage
Marius Tan
Marius Tan

@Rohith G How does ground even liquify? The asteroid that wiped out the dinosaurs didn't immediately bring hell to earth.

Vor 3 Tage
Rohith G
Rohith G

@Marius Tan Enough chunks of the moon with enough mass moving at enough speeds when crashing into the earth's surface would liquify the ground zeroes on impact from the energies involved. And since it's the moon? Every variable mentioned would be just enough.

Vor 3 Tage
Marius Tan
Marius Tan

@Shadow Boom Yeah, I'm confused. How would the entire earth be molten? Sure maybe heated up or c=frozen because of the effects shown by the video, but why would the entire earth become a game of floor is lava?

Vor 6 Tage
Cuttingham_123
Cuttingham_123

Could you imagine surviving a year of absolute misery to see the most beautiful thing any human will ever see? That would be enough motivation for me to survive

Vor 3 Monate
Todd Boyce
Todd Boyce

@Laven You cannot do that. Not without magic.

Vor 5 Tage
Todd Boyce
Todd Boyce

I would just do it like rose in titanic and tear a door off it's hinges and make it a raft.

Vor 5 Tage
Jesse
Jesse

@Ben Scheurer It'd be worth the wait.. Or not.. depends if we already get screwed over by the ash or something we did by the time it clears

Vor 28 Tage
Ben Scheurer
Ben Scheurer

You would have to wait years for all of the volcanic ash to clear.

Vor Monat
Laven
Laven

And enough motivation for me to push the moon to the earth!

Vor Monat
Skyte100
Skyte100

Question is even if we survive would the earth be habitable to us still? Life would probably bounce back but the question is if it's complex life and if we're part of that.

Vor Monat
Todd Boyce
Todd Boyce

@unkindled Hahaha Earth gets hit by more Asteroids than the moon because earth is so much bigger than the moon. Don't be stupid, rings can't blot out the sun ENTIRELY, let alone make earth never get sunlight again. The remaining countries would likely build a very powerful laser, so powerful that it blows off the ash clouds. My god, you are so dramatic about the rings. You don't know if the rings fall, they must slow down, normally wind resistance slows objects down, but space has no wind nor air.

Vor 5 Tage
unkindled
unkindled

tides would be unexistent and the ocean level would be fixed. meteor showers would be very frequent as not only pieces of the ring would start falling eventually but we dont have anything protecting us from stray ones anymore (its the reason the moon has craters) most if not all plant life would have died out and the global climate would be completely reshaped by the volcanic ash if the leftover ones + the ring blocking the sunlight dont set a new ice age like mentioned in the video.

Vor Monat
Name not found
Name not found

This episode was absolutely spectacular. The animation of the moon collapsing into a set of rings was extraordinarily well done.

Vor year
Nim Studios
Nim Studios

The rings are worthy of the wait of 12 months

Vor 8 Monate
Adriel Altamirano
Adriel Altamirano

This episode goes hard

Vor 11 Monate
SYAM KUMAR KATURI
SYAM KUMAR KATURI

This is all rubbish sell gold buy platinum.hydrogen industry needs platinum as CATALYZERS.platinum is white gold...gold is not rare metal.There are so many metal every metal has their own uses..///....

Vor 11 Monate
LotusAnimxtes🌸
LotusAnimxtes🌸

it was 3d

Vor 11 Monate
Andy🇧🇮
Andy🇧🇮

fr fr

Vor 11 Monate
AdventureMase
AdventureMase

That image of the newly ringed Earth gave me chills Absolutely great video! EDIT: woah this is the most likes i've gotten on a yt comment thanks yo

Vor 4 Monate
ten-chan
ten-chan

@Todd Boyce it's something akin to the uncanny valley for me. I'm used to the sight of the moon intact. So a moon-ring is unsettling to me. It's not about the imaginary reality of the scenario.

Vor 5 Tage
AdventureMase
AdventureMase

@Todd Boyce yes thats exactly it

Vor 5 Tage
Todd Boyce
Todd Boyce

@ten-chan I would like to ask a question: What is so horrifying of a habitable Saturn? If the moon actually was falling into earth, would you rather have severe earthquakes, daily tsunamis, and -The entire world being Canada- a forever winter? Or have beautiful rings in the sky?

Vor 5 Tage
Todd Boyce
Todd Boyce

ACK, IT IS A HABITABLE SATURN, YOU MAY HAVE NIGHTMARES FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE, AHHHHHH

Vor 5 Tage
Skylar Sky, Queen of Chadutuva
Skylar Sky, Queen of Chadutuva

It's so beautiful, I took a screenshot of it and it's now my wallpaper

Vor Monat
Versa Max
Versa Max

I just realized, you know how hard it would be for a civilization to get into space when they have rings?

Vor Monat
Versa Max
Versa Max

@Condor of course it's possible, in fact it's probably a very minor inconvenience compared to figuring out the fuel, the weight, testing it, etc, I'm just saying it's gonna be harder, given the fact there's a massive barrier you can't pass without yet another couple innovations, that has its own set of time and weight and safety and whatever.

Vor Tag
Condor
Condor

@Versa MaxWell, it depends on your ship. If we perhaps want to send a probe to study the debris in depth, we could add shock-absorbant layers and Kevlar as used onto the ISS to protect said probe. And, on big enough debris, we might create a settlement. By running some fancy math(Fg=GM1M2/r2), the gravitational forces between the hypothetical debris onto which a settlement could be created and another close with similar mass would perhaps allow for some tether to be attached to as to line them or study them.

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Condor
Condor

@Versa Max Yes, and the debris from the Moon would orbit on the Roche limit, and the ISS and most satellites orbit at around 400 km. So, while meteor showers may harm said satellites, they won’t orbit inside the ring system.

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Condor
Condor

I think it would be hard, because I think the rings will be mostly present at the equator, where most rockets launch to gain advantage of the Earth’s rotation, but we will still be able to travel into space, by launching in, say, Florida or Baïkonur. So overall, it would be harder, but it’s just a small adjustment that has to be made in order to overcome the challenge.

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tarael86
tarael86

@Versa Max I see, so there's that difference, thanks.

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Shining Armour
Shining Armour

Good video, but I'd say it depends on how fast the moon is flung on the planet. If it is slingshot fast, it can bypass becoming a ring system and be one impact body. I say this because of the Mars-size Object Theory that is mentioned could have impacted the Earth to create the Moon in the first place.

Vor Monat
Yuanban Anaspleitz
Yuanban Anaspleitz

lol the majoras mask moon scene was awesome. thanks for that.

Vor Monat
The Potato
The Potato

there are a few other game reference as well. vault 111 is my favorite.

Vor Monat
Deirenne
Deirenne

"According to science, the Moon is big and very massive" Spoken like a true master of sciencing 💜

Vor year
•NeelCha•
•NeelCha•

the moon is more massive than sagittarius A*

Vor 15 Tage
Alex
Alex

Thats what she said

Vor Monat
fanfanboy
fanfanboy

@Music Noah listen here you little sh-

Vor Monat
ImTotallyNoob
ImTotallyNoob

*Head explodes*

Vor Monat
Icon of THICC
Icon of THICC

@Music Noah for example, it’s actually quite small and tiny when compared to my di

Vor 2 Monate
Mohammed AlRomaithi
Mohammed AlRomaithi

This is remarkable content amazing!

Vor 2 Monate
David Hooper
David Hooper

What do you use to generate the graphics (actual video)?

Vor Monat
OMS STUDIO
OMS STUDIO

Wow I really enjoyed it, it was like a movie to me

Vor Monat
Jeff Zebert
Jeff Zebert

Even before the Moon reaches the Roche Limit, it would, in its own right, start experiencing volcanism! This is because all the tidal kneading on the Moon would exert enough friction to heat the Moon's interior to the point of melting. This is the reason why the Jovian moon Io has active volcanoes.

Vor 5 Monate
CrasherX 2000
CrasherX 2000

@Emalan yea man I fuckin love that game

Vor 4 Monate
Emalan
Emalan

@CrasherX 2000 A fellow Outer Wilds enthusiast in the... wild!

Vor 4 Monate
CrasherX 2000
CrasherX 2000

So would it be a case of Hollow’s Lantern from Outer Wilds? Where active volcanos on the moon erupt violently and rain down lava and ash from way high up in the sky?

Vor 5 Monate
Peter Lane
Peter Lane

You know what the crazy thing is? My wife was watching a HermitCraft season end video yesterday where the moon crashes into the planet, and I thought to myself; "I wonder if Kurzgesagt has done a video on the moon crashing into earth yet?" And if I had acted on that thought and searched 12 hours ago, the answer would have been no.

Vor year
Guadalupe Huambachano
Guadalupe Huambachano

@Peter Lane tenía que hacer el chavo El Chavo Del 8

Vor 2 Tage
Guadalupe Huambachano
Guadalupe Huambachano

Adelante No atrás Cuando yo te digo adelante quiero decir que prósigas con tu relato.

Vor 2 Tage
Perfect Protagonist
Perfect Protagonist

Several years ago, Grian commented a Kurzgesagt video saying something like "Man, I love this channel!" Maybe they watch each other now.

Vor 3 Monate
whitebear
whitebear

Why did I have to scroll so far to see anything relating to HermitCraft. I don't think this video is a coincidence.

Vor year
dabguy001
dabguy001

@Sapphire what the hell is that got to do with anything interesting

Vor year
Wasserrübenvergilbungsvirus
Wasserrübenvergilbungsvirus

Would "moon rings" really look like that though? The video shows them looking similar to Saturn's rings, which are made of ice rather than stone.

Vor Monat
unkindled
unkindled

if it shatter in enough pieces maybe. they still reflect light.

Vor Monat
Kayla Gaines
Kayla Gaines

I would appreciate the rings, but I’ll miss the moon.

Vor Monat
XxMillie&Greenxx
XxMillie&Greenxx

It’s beautiful when the earth has rings but it’s sad cuz then we doesn’t have any moon :(

Vor 2 Monate
S R
S R

i want to live during this.

Vor Monat
Pivotkid85
Pivotkid85

If only the plot of Moonfall was this good. The movie focused too much on why the moon was falling and not enough on the effects it would have on earth and civilisation.

Vor year
Petrol_Forever
Petrol_Forever

@cammandooooobeast Shut up already bot.

Vor 11 Monate
Petrol_Forever
Petrol_Forever

@Juicy_Oranges Bro, don't look for logic behind his comment, you're probably talking to an immature 9 yo kid haha.

Vor 11 Monate
MiauCat
MiauCat

@Ketamime I meant the fact that people would not start floating up into the air because the earth's gravity is too strong. But yes, I know what you mean when you say that is a dyson sphere made by aliens and it has different gravitational properties to the actual moon.

Vor 11 Monate
Michael Torrisi
Michael Torrisi

The thing that really broke it for me with moonfall was the idea of a white dwarf floating inside the shell that is the moon. White dwarves are closer to Earth-sized, just with the mass of our sun. You couldn't make a white dwarf tiny enough to fit in the moon. And the gravity on a white dwarf would be around 30 times that of Earth, meaning the gravitational pull when the moon is close enough (at the end of the movie) to be clipping off mountaintops would instantly shred anyone on or near the surface. It was just too much disbelief to suspend. I suppose you could argue that this midget sized dwarf would have significantly less mass, but even at a 10th the mass, it would still be enough g's to render people unconscious.

Vor 11 Monate
David Abdollahi
David Abdollahi

Civilisation! Why talk when nobody's forced you??

Vor year
pizza time
pizza time

I’m getting Majora’s mask vibes from this video

Vor Monat
Yinja
Yinja

1:59 that is majora's mask 2:02 that is the moon form majora's mask also the way he wrote the first month, last month, how many km are remaining, a new month, is just like dawn first day, 72 hours remaining and dawn of the last day 24 hours remaining and the new day when you finish the game

Vor Monat
i for imaginary
i for imaginary

I absolutely love this channel because in literally any apocalyptic scenario you would know what the next stage is and would have boatloads of time to prepare

Vor 3 Monate
The Roblox Person
The Roblox Person

I love how Kurzgesagt puts their sponsors at the end of the video so if people actually are interested in the sponsor, then they can watch it, but if people don't care then they don't have to sit through the sponsor segment

Vor 3 Monate
LabGecko
LabGecko

And many of us watch anyway to support Kurzgesagt even if we already own or pay for the product / service at the end

Vor Monat
oof9868
oof9868

*literallly explains the plot of moonfall*

Vor 2 Monate
Jesse
Jesse

Except this actually ends with volcanic ash screwing everyone over and Moonfall ended with MOST of the human population dead.

Vor 28 Tage
Gustavo Magalhães
Gustavo Magalhães

Man, how can Steve Taylor convey so many emotions in a so stable voice, gets me thinking from "Haha very funny" to "That's terrifying". Love the channel, congrats to all.

Vor year
JustEli
JustEli

HIS NAME IS STEVE?!?!?!

Vor 2 Monate
Perfect Protagonist
Perfect Protagonist

@𝙝𝙖𝙢 You kind of need to know someone's name if you want to hire them...

Vor 3 Monate
𝙝𝙖𝙢
𝙝𝙖𝙢

@MARANDRHETTE yeah. True.

Vor 11 Monate
MARANDRHETTE
MARANDRHETTE

@Victoria Zero ...to dork or not to dork, that is the question? ...wait, did I just out-dork you? ... that. is. way. too. meta... ... *brain exploded* 😁

Vor 11 Monate
MARANDRHETTE
MARANDRHETTE

@𝙝𝙖𝙢 its more like you stumble on it. not go on a full on quest and everything. Is taking the time reading the credits really weirder than reading all the coments? ... once you're bored enough 😁

Vor 11 Monate
David Hooper
David Hooper

Love the video! Btw what do you use to make these videos

Vor Monat
Qartezox
Qartezox

Adobe illustrater, after effects and cinema 4d

Vor Monat
Deacon StJohn
Deacon StJohn

Ducks!

Vor Monat
RgtLicorice
RgtLicorice

I'm coming to watch all these videos and I can't get over the soundtrack tht he has for every video OMFG ITS SO GOOD

Vor Monat
STYL1SH GIRLY
STYL1SH GIRLY

The moon is actually going 1 meter per year

Vor Monat
Dusan Stevanovic
Dusan Stevanovic

I really want a movie of this

Vor Monat
The Potato
The Potato

@Krio the Wolf that movie is a kid scribble. Not any better than the movie "2012". I wouldn't call it a movie.

Vor 25 Tage
Krio the Wolf
Krio the Wolf

We already have Moonfall...

Vor 25 Tage
The Potato
The Potato

i want a game surviving the whole process..

Vor Monat
Gabe Ruiz
Gabe Ruiz

This would actually be really great for a movie. The stages the earth go though almost mirror the creative decisions that directors use to make the story entertaining lol. It’s also an epic topic

Vor year
Subaru & Shuba duck
Subaru & Shuba duck

Check “Moon fall” It will be releases this year

Vor 11 Monate
hAk
hAk

Moonfall.

Vor 11 Monate
Josh McDermott
Josh McDermott

Wouldn't become a movie cos it has a sad ending. Humans only like movies with happy outcomes.

Vor 11 Monate
Bane
Bane

just play majors mask

Vor 11 Monate
NASTAR01
NASTAR01

@Noah S I actually believe that's what inspired this video

Vor 11 Monate
Jacob Boucher
Jacob Boucher

The moon doesn’t move sideways around the Earth… it goes in a straight line within a curved geometry caused by Earth’s mass…

Vor 2 Monate
AshieGiddy
AshieGiddy

I absolutely love how the music at 8:56 starts off as peaceful and hopeful to haunting at10:23 when we see an Earth resembling Saturn. As this video demonstrated, an Earth with beautiful rings comes at a colossal price.

Vor 3 Monate
yana
yana

This was such a scary experience for me, as someone who is fascinated by the moon and seeing the way it could affect us if it begins to shine a little brighter or appear more larger will always remind me of this video, the transition from assurance to earth having its own rings will forever scar me

Vor 3 Monate
Sage
Sage

I want a TV show based off of this scenario where we watch a society slowly collapse over one year as the moons orbit decays. I wanna see how the characters would deal with all that

Vor Monat
Olzme
Olzme

You can try the TV series "Salvation". Instead of the moon it's an asteroid but it pretty much fits what you're looking for.

Vor Monat
สุวิทย์ แซ่หว้า
สุวิทย์ แซ่หว้า

Can you imagine if this was an apocalypse survival game, and at the end, the final scene is emerging from a bunker to the view of moon rings and the sunrise? That would be awesome.

Vor 11 Monate
dietermitplatten
dietermitplatten

It would probably take thousands of years for the moon pieces to spread equally. But even before that it would look awesome when you see the rocks passing by twice a day or so. Like orbital clouds.

Vor 11 Monate
Florero Afloreril
Florero Afloreril

@Francesco Favro If you like the idea of scavenging during low-tide and then hiding from the water, you may like to try Rainworld. And then you wouldn't like the idea anymore. (?

Vor 11 Monate
Approved Dust
Approved Dust

I don’t think a bunker would survive

Vor 11 Monate
Memento Mori
Memento Mori

@Chief Master omg yes, I would pay great money for a game like that

Vor 11 Monate
ENWC
ENWC

@Senseless Inductor Don't worry, Telltale practically doesn't exist by this point after all the layoffs they've done.

Vor 11 Monate
Its McKennon
Its McKennon

That last image of the Earth with a ring around it gave me chills.

Vor 4 Monate
JustEli
JustEli

*but*

Vor 3 Monate
JustEli
JustEli

I thought the music in that shot sounded eerie, yet hopeful. Hope for a new world built on a old one. The rings for me symbolizes a new point in history, a new, not alien buy certainly unfamiliar world, and that humanity can push through it.

Vor 3 Monate
Waaaaltz
Waaaaltz

Hopefully, IF ever there are still humans to experience that kind of event, it would be a very quick death for everyone, except some or most part of the world where there are massive riot, people killing each other because why not? who would arrest them? why not try to break as much law as possible while you still can with very little time.

Vor 3 Monate
noooote
noooote

same.

Vor 4 Monate
Sarthak Paswan
Sarthak Paswan

Brilliant video as always, I learned a lot. I was watching the video for the 3rd time, but still it felt amazing and entertaining with tons of knowledge. Thanks for making such wonderful content.🥰

Vor 3 Monate
Emery
Emery

Theoretically, if a giant asteroid hit the moon, then the apocalypse might begin!!????

Vor Monat
Troy Bartlett
Troy Bartlett

The part with scavenging is like a book called grimsdon

Vor Monat
Aarent
Aarent

The animators for Kurzgesagt must love their jobs. The animations in this episode was awesome.

Vor 11 Monate
Pats10
Pats10

I must say Animating isn’t fun at all it’s really hard

Vor 11 Monate
KING4 Gaming
KING4 Gaming

@Âłøñ what about fire?

Vor 11 Monate
emiliya אמה
emiliya אמה

@KING4 Gaming water fight

Vor 11 Monate
Âłøñ
Âłøñ

And now they're animating 3D!

Vor 11 Monate
KING4 Gaming
KING4 Gaming

I wonder if you can use this quality of animation to make good elemental fight scenes🤔🤔🤔, definitely not the most random thought.

Vor 11 Monate
Daniel Meadows
Daniel Meadows

Why wouldn't the newly formed rings continue their spiral towards earth?

Vor Monat
Ophiel
Ophiel

I just loved all those Majora's Mask quotes 💜 you guys are great 💜💜

Vor 2 Monate
Mr. Flopppa
Mr. Flopppa

This has got to be one of my favorite videos of your guys’s love the channel keep it up

Vor 2 Monate
Mrinal Rai
Mrinal Rai

What a brilliant concept this was. One of my favorite videos on YouTube. There need to be a movie made on this.

Vor 2 Monate
Aci
Aci

So you're telling me Hermitcraft didn't depict the moon crashing into the earth scientifically accurate??

Vor year
Ak'hasshativeritsol
Ak'hasshativeritsol

It's worth noting that the HC moon remained geosynchronous throughout it's descent (that's why it rose and fell every night), so it's trajectory was clearly affected by very different forces than what they were calculating in this video

Vor 11 Monate
Rainbowfrogs1
Rainbowfrogs1

You watch hermitcraft?!??

Vor 11 Monate
Thomas Price
Thomas Price

@Fallion93  SAME!

Vor 11 Monate
Screm
Screm

@Eaglewings 747 Hermitcr-aha-ft's physics are-aha-pants

Vor 11 Monate
Eaglewings 747
Eaglewings 747

@Screm I bet you can’t remake it better

Vor 11 Monate
Jalil James
Jalil James

Can i just say whoever created the backing track for this episode... OMG IT"S AMAZING!!! I want to play it in sets when im DJing it's so damn good 🔥

Vor 2 Monate
firestorm7312x
firestorm7312x

if the moon is orbeting would that still happen (becuse magic made it fall)

Vor Monat
Dylan_Not_Dillon
Dylan_Not_Dillon

nope

Vor Monat
Arcobaleno
Arcobaleno

Man, this has got to be the best channel in Youtube. Amazing work. Nerdgasm in every video.

Vor 2 Monate
Astro3901
Astro3901

I've been wondering what happens if the moon drifts away to us in the same timespan of this video. Would the exact opposite happen?

Vor 3 Monate
Peppermint Cardboard
Peppermint Cardboard

i absolutely adore the final shot of earth and its new rings. combined with the music and the rest of the video before it, it’s the perfect conclusion. i can’t stop rewatching that part in particular. makes me feel things man.

Vor Monat
Witness
Witness

So basically, earth has either a chance to become a new Saturn with life on it, or it could also turn into a giant snowball with rings.

Vor 3 Monate
Evil Brynn
Evil Brynn

I was expecting Moonfall to be exactly like this video But no, me and my mom laughed our heads off at how terrible it got 😂

Vor 4 Monate
Michael Jordan
Michael Jordan

I love it when they answer these apocalypse questions.

Vor 3 Monate
Uncle J
Uncle J

It was actually surprising to hear that the answer isn't "Impact destroys the planet". I never considered that it was possible to survive the moon falling. Edit: Since some of you don't seem to understand what "possible" means, yes, you PROBABLY die. Between the tides, complete destruction of several food webs, shortage of drinkable water, earthquakes, super volcanoes, and chunks of moon that will impact, survival is not probable. What's surprising is that the probability is any fractional amount above 0% because I assumed the Moon falling would mean Mars gets promoted to the 3rd planet.

Vor year
El Cactuar
El Cactuar

@TheDarkendstar *than

Vor 4 Monate
Sam
Sam

@Paulo Azuela Like what?

Vor 11 Monate
Paulo Azuela
Paulo Azuela

@Sam Well there proven parts at least not mostly on space ofc.

Vor 11 Monate
Sam
Sam

@Paulo Azuela Let’s stick with the first part. If they lie, why would you trust them about anything? Space and the globe are belief systems because no one’s ever seen them apart from on a screen. All we’ve seen is flatness. I agree they’ll do anything for profit, that’s just another reason to question what we’re being told.

Vor 11 Monate
Paulo Azuela
Paulo Azuela

@Sam What do you mean, it's genuine that you don't need one right? And ofc the government and sciences always lies. Just wanted you to see the Earth's surface if it's truly flat. You won't die in space, those politicians are lying that we need suits for them. They just won't let us so they gave this stupid idea of expensive space suit rendering a lot common folk to not go to space

Vor 11 Monate
Syndicalist mapping
Syndicalist mapping

this video is really good at explaining this situation from the human perspective

Vor 5 Monate
opal yuccas
opal yuccas

I had this as a dream - that the Moon was falling to Earth and I was in an adventure to Florida for some reason as the news sugg. Florida was somehow the place to survive this impact. It was very memorable and like a movie.

Vor 3 Monate
山丘
山丘

I want a movie about this

Vor 2 Monate
Olzme
Olzme

Moonfall

Vor Monat
Creations
Creations

Whoever is the motions and animations artist of these videos is just amazing

Vor 2 Monate
crowbar
crowbar

Imagine if the movie Moonfall actually portrayed this. Instead of being a dumb movie, it could be an epic movie with incredible cinematrography. It could even have a beautiful ending, where the people emerge from the rubble and witness an incredible view with the disc around the earth. It would be sad, sure, but it would also be beautiful.

Vor year
Levi's RCs
Levi's RCs

​@BlaDeKke If we would have tides from the sun, we already have tides from the sun! Heck, we have ridiculously tiny tides from Pluto!

Vor 4 Monate
hi hi
hi hi

I like the movie but i had no idea what was going on half of the time

Vor 4 Monate
TurtleShroom
TurtleShroom

From what I searched, the plot wouldn't even need to change; the moon did not need to be natural or anything else to do this.

Vor 5 Monate
Gudok2723
Gudok2723

Always wanted a tv show,feature length cartoon or a game with their styling,I hope this dream will become real in the future seeing how far they already grew in their quality of content and the size of their team and work that they throw into making their masterpieces!

Vor 8 Monate
Gudok2723
Gudok2723

Imagine what masterpiece they could do if they partnered with a film/cartoonmaking or gamemaking company with their already great style and skills!

Vor 8 Monate
golden pony
golden pony

Really respectful of the " youd need actual magic for this to happen " disclaimer. Ps: Jesus what a crazy vid, you guys rock!!

Vor 5 Monate
张威
张威

Nice 😊

Vor 2 Monate
Bacon Pro
Bacon Pro

I've always wondered if the earth gets frozen. Can you make a video for that topic?

Vor 3 Monate
flowb0t
flowb0t

This would 100% be worth it and it is an endeavour that humanity should pursue

Vor 2 Monate
Phasmicide
Phasmicide

Can you imagine if this was an apocalypse survival game, and at the end, the final scene is emerging from a bunker to the view of moon rings and the sunrise? That would be awesome.

Vor year
Gelad
Gelad

@ckl Fair enough.

Vor 11 Monate
ckl
ckl

@Gelad And while that movie came out last week I've been hearing about it and/or seeing commercial about it for months. Doesn't take watching the final product to be prompted to ask a question on the basic premise.

Vor 11 Monate
Hen0bot X
Hen0bot X

On it

Vor 11 Monate
benedict
benedict

Then the sequel starts right afterwards, as a post apoc builder game

Vor 11 Monate
French20cent
French20cent

MOONPUNK

Vor 11 Monate
Rebecca Madsen
Rebecca Madsen

What I'm wondering is what would happen to the earths wobble if his happens, that's not really mentioned but that would have to be affected by the moon getting closer and then being turned to rings, anyone have an answer?

Vor Monat
Soup
Soup

January 1st, 2012: I have decided to celebrate New Year’s Day by writing a journal. I’m not sure if I will put much interesting in here, so I’ll only write stuff if something exciting or out-of-the-ordinary happens. January 12th, 2012: Something strange is starting to happen. It is most noticeable to people who live on the coastline like me. High tides are getting higher than they normally do and low tides are getting lower than they normally do. People need to be careful to not leave their boats moored too long, or they could be swept away. Astronomers are also reporting that the Moon is getting closer to the Earth at almost unnatural speeds. This may have something to do with the tides, but I don’t know just yet. January 21st, 2012: Normally, the ocean rises and falls half a meter per day, but now, they are rising and falling 4 meters per day. Costal cities are starting to get flooded, so I have decided to move further inland. The Moon also seems to be getting abnormally large in the sky. February 2cd, 2012: The oceans are starting to rise and fall 10 meters per day. Ports are starting to become unusable due to this, slowing down the delivery of lots of supplies. I may not write anything for a few more days, since my pen is starting to run out of ink, and I just ordered a new one. February 19th, 2012: The water is starting to reach communication towers, damaging communication a lot. I don’t think I’ll be writing much, since I’ll need to conserve ink. February 25th, 2012: The decision to live inland does not seemed to have helped much. Lakes are starting to overflow, contaminating plants needed for food. There are a lot of power and gas shortages, as power plants and refineries are often built near coastlines. Getting new supplies is now pretty much impossible. February 29th, 2012: The city has fallen into chaos. Police let people do pretty much whatever they want, as laws don’t really matter anymore. Low tide has turned into scavenging hours, where people gather as much supplies as they like. High tide has turned into a time where most people take shelter in high-rise buildings. The city is split up into clans that scavenge together and take shelter together. I have joined the Ouagadougou clan, which seems to have most of the people who know how to manage resources well, and the best places to get new resources. March 7th, 2012: The Moon is now close enough to disrupt GPS and communications satellites, causing even more chaos around the country. The Ouagadougou clan knows how to work out your position via landmarks, so we have still been able to gather resources. I don’t think I’m going to put down anything else for March. April 19th, 2012: Tides are now nearly as tall as the tallest building, and any clan still doing scavenging hours is risking their life. Me and the rest of the clan have made a boat to lower the new risk of scavenging hours. April 27th, 2012: The buildings are starting to flood. We did one last scavenge, pooled our resources, and built a submarine to take shelter in. Our submarine was swept out to sea by the incredibly fast low tides, and now we can only wait. May 1st, 2012: During a moment of low tide, we ended up on the shore of an Asian county. We didn’t know what, because by that time, it was so chaotic it didn’t matter anyway. We decided to stay where we were, and wait for high tide to come before getting back in. May 7th, 2012: Extreme earthquakes have sprouted everywhere, triggering a lot of volcanic activity. Due to this, we now only get out of the submarine if we absolutely have to. May 24th, 2012: The submarine has been damaged, so a member of the clan was sent out to scavenge resources from a nearby abandoned oil rig. When he returned, he reported the volcanos have gotten so bad, it’s impossible to tell if it’s night or day due to the thick clouds. The extremely bright light of the Moon occasionally shining through the clouds makes it even more difficult, as we can’t tell if it’s sunlight or moonlight. June 19th, 2012: We have been swept away to a place with less volcanos, so we can now see the Moon. It seems to be frozen in the sky, so the tides have settled, too, one half of Earth completely flooded, the other completely dry. We are in the middle of an ocean caused by nonstop high tide, so we are glad we made a submarine. July 27th, 2012: The Moon appears to have contorted itself into an egg shape. That’s about all I have to say. August 3rd, 2012: We are now being constantly thrown around by the incredibly fast tides, causing motion sickness in a lot of the clan. Volcanic activity has become enough to block out the sun everywhere. The result is a permanent, global winter, with a lot of acid rain. No plants are alive at this point. I don’t know if things can get much worse than this. November 25th, 2012: Nothing bad happened, but it’s my birthday today. Not that it matters much at this point. December 9th, 2012: Earth’s gravity is now enough to overpower the Moon’s, so a lot of things from the Moon can be seen out the window. December 25th, 2012: Misery has ended. Out the window, we saw the Moon getting torn to shreds by Earth’s gravity. Oceans are rapidly going back where they came from, and we ended up in some post-apocalyptic city. We can’t leave just yet, because the planet still needs to recover. January 1st, 2013: It’s nighttime, and the acid rain has finally stopped. The toxic clouds have cleared away, and it’s time to leave. We emerged into a winter wonderland, the ground covered in snow, derelict buildings everywhere, and a spectacular view of enormous rings, more beautiful and shining brighter than a full Moon ever could, and nonstop meteor showers everywhere. It’s clear society will take a while to recover, but at least we will get to do it with a spectacular view of what’s left of the Moon.

Vor 3 Monate
Z.O.M.G
Z.O.M.G

God damn

Vor 3 Monate
Yu Qi
Yu Qi

Wow

Vor 3 Monate
Solomon Harvey-Batten
Solomon Harvey-Batten

Dr. Eggman has gone too far this time

Vor Monat
Evelina Tapper
Evelina Tapper

If u think about it.. This is basicly the Great reset on earth

Vor Monat
Baba Booey
Baba Booey

This was actually a lot more interesting than what I expected from this video, which was just having the moon thrown straight at the earth. It’s obvious how that would end, so I enjoyed this slowly decreasing orbit scenario much more.

Vor year
vkobe vkob
vkobe vkob

well in reality at the ending moon debris should crash on the earth and transform earth surface into magma ocean and burn our ocean and atmosphere

Vor year
Lasty Hopper
Lasty Hopper

It's called subtle product designing.. er- thingy.. (to make your expectation lower, so that once you viewed it, you simply fall in love with it because it exceed your expectation)

Vor year
pAnDa_IN VentiOn
pAnDa_IN VentiOn

😒

Vor year
Nick Skuse
Nick Skuse

Exactly how I felt! This was way better than the 'way bigger than the dinosaur extinction level event' video I was expecting. Great 'twist' ending too!

Vor year
Yuan Alcantara
Yuan Alcantara

Hermitcraft season 8 ending belike finale

Vor year
Nikki San Pedro
Nikki San Pedro

i dreamed of this. I looked up and saw the moon so big, then it gets bigger and bigger and stared at it only to realize it was falling. That was one scary dream

Vor 5 Monate
Bryn Matthews
Bryn Matthews

@Kurzgesagt - In a Nutshell Absolutely Totally Awesome Video, loving it. I recently watched a Apocalyptic movie called: (Moonfall). Although this is not a totally accurate representation. Cause there was technology imbedded with the core of the moon itself. but would like to hear you thoughts about it. Also, would really love if you could do a video on: (If the Earth Core stopped spinning). As well there was another movie I watched quite some time ago called: (The Core), which the Earths core stopped and they restarted it with nuclear bomb. I'm really interested in learning what would actually happen and if it's possible to restart the Core?

Vor 2 Monate
Common Sense Bro
Common Sense Bro

The ultimate realization of the phrase "put a ring on it". Geez, the chill of the music on the shot of the ringed Earth. Wonderful work, y'all!

Vor 4 Monate
Gowker
Gowker

As we know, moon is actually moving away from earth around 3.8cm each year. Would be interesting to have a video about that and how this affect earth.

Vor 2 Monate
Saban Tander
Saban Tander

This needs to be made into a movie NOW. Imagine following a group of survivors through the whole year. Interstellar vibes.

Vor year
That guy rna
That guy rna

@lukafilm moonfall is a 0/10 compared to this

Vor 11 Monate
SYAM KUMAR KATURI
SYAM KUMAR KATURI

This is all rubbish sell gold buy platinum.hydrogen industry needs platinum as CATALYZERS.platinum is white gold...gold is not rare metal.There are so many metal every metal has their own uses..///....

Vor 11 Monate
Zoya Dulzura
Zoya Dulzura

@lukafilm Aw man, I was gonna suggest "Lunar Year" for a title. You know, since it takes a year for the moon to fall apart. That can be the low-budget imitation, starring some big name who's trying to get out of debt.

Vor 11 Monate
CloudSeven
CloudSeven

@SeSSioN day after tomorrow is the same director as Moonfall, funnily enough.

Vor 11 Monate
Eaglewings 747
Eaglewings 747

Hermitcraft season 8 is that exact thing, just as a series instead of a film

Vor year
gob
gob

What if we blew up the moon before it got close would that save the eart

Vor Monat
David MacNeil
David MacNeil

"According to science, the Moon is big and very massive." Whoa, slow down there, Poindexter!😂

Vor 3 Monate
Tasnim Meem
Tasnim Meem

feels like I just watched a whole apocalyptic movie! this was one hell of a watch!!! Good job💯💯

Vor 3 Monate
Burgery
Burgery

Man this reminds me of a webtoon I once read where the ocean covered the entire earth and monsters came out of it

Vor 5 Monate
VolTer
VolTer

This was very packed for a fun scenario video, I loved that. It's clear you try to sneak in things to improve our understanding of science and general knowledge. - How orbits work - How tides work - Internet & underwater cables - Satelites & orbital corrections - Tectonic effects - Geosynchronous orbit - Just lots of physics stuff - Roche limit

Vor year
kindlin
kindlin

@Brian Bellinger The video is very factual, I was just pointing out that this video was pretty high level, and none of the the individual points were covered to any depth. Which is fine, that was the point of the video. It's all factually accurate, tho, so I'm not sure what you're trying to say, here, exactly.

Vor 11 Monate
kindlin
kindlin

@Aquarius on Zombs Very true! Also, I just love Kurzgesagt, and their pretty unique take on many subjects.

Vor 11 Monate
Milos
Milos

Oh those things should be learnt by playing Kerbal space program

Vor 11 Monate
Atomixe
Atomixe

@Aaron Davis Lol, is it because the moon formed from a collision?

Vor 11 Monate
Aaron Davis
Aaron Davis

I found it weird that they failed to mention the fact that this has actually already happened.

Vor 11 Monate
Tim-Tonya Ratliff
Tim-Tonya Ratliff

"According to science, the moon is big and very massive." Thanks Kurzgesagt, I never knew this before. :)

Vor 4 Monate
mega gatling pea
mega gatling pea

The scavenging and rooftops and toiletpaper machines look so cool like it fits in a video game!

Vor 2 Monate
nada1224
nada1224

What would the environment be like in a situation like that, I wonder? Like, how long would it take for humans to adapt to such a catastrophic change?

Vor Monat
Ƿynnťari
Ƿynnťari

I used to think the moon drifting away from Earth was a sad reality

Vor Monat
Willie Kopenski
Willie Kopenski

Man, that final shot of a ringed Earth was hauntingly beautiful. Your animation has gotten so good! EDIT: Wow, 1.4K likes...

Vor year
Rasinq.._babies
Rasinq.._babies

@slug in tub still I do not want that to happen

Vor 11 Monate
slug in tub
slug in tub

@Rasinq.._babies what's your point, it's still beautiful

Vor 11 Monate
Humoyun
Humoyun

1.5k now

Vor 11 Monate
Rohit Rawat
Rohit Rawat

@Rasinq.._babies 😄yes. But now I am gonna edit my above comment because everyone is correcting me for it and my youtube notifications are blasting me haha

Vor year
Julian
Julian

so true! "hauntingly beautiful"

Vor year
Michel Anderson
Michel Anderson

I'm an adult interested in this channel since it helps me understand notions too complex for my low physics expertise. This video still scared me as hell !

Vor 5 Tage
CitiesTurnedToDust
CitiesTurnedToDust

It'd be interesting to figure out if an extrasolar body with just the right mass and trajectory could create this scenario. Tricky part is affecting the moon this way without throwing the earth catastrophically out of orbit at the same time

Vor 2 Monate
Blanka Limburska
Blanka Limburska

5:19 Tsunami (giant wave)

Vor 2 Monate
smoothpicker
smoothpicker

Would the rings of moon slowly start to come together again and form a new moon or just crash to earth?

Vor 4 Monate
trees
trees

Who also wants to see a game set in the post-apocalyptic setting that this video depicts? Volcanos, flooded ruins, broken society, bizarre and vibrant ringed skies with occasional meteor showers of space debris. Would be awesome

Vor 11 Monate
Keirebu
Keirebu

Good sir, step into my office we have a Zelda game to show you.

Vor 11 Monate
jr
jr

@Ulises im already taking coding class ✊😤

Vor 11 Monate
Ulises
Ulises

@jr i trust you

Vor 11 Monate
John Syzlack
John Syzlack

It's called Detroit.

Vor 11 Monate
SYAM KUMAR KATURI
SYAM KUMAR KATURI

This is all rubbish sell gold buy platinum.hydrogen industry needs platinum as CATALYZERS.platinum is white gold...gold is not rare metal.There are so many metal every metal has their own uses..///.....

Vor 11 Monate
Potato
Potato

I love how at the end of almost all their videos. People manage to survive

Vor 3 Monate
lorderik237
lorderik237

So you're telling me that all of those dreams I had of a giant moon in the sky have been a lie?

Vor 4 Monate
massimo valerio Preite
massimo valerio Preite

Did you already make a video about what would happen if there weren't the Moon (or if it were replaced by a ring of debris)?

Vor 2 Monate
_xXMidnight
_xXMidnight

This went from “The moon crashing into us is catastrophic!” to “Let’s simulate the moon crashing into us!”

Vor 3 Monate
Nakulaman
Nakulaman

This is a really interesting concept for a videogame. Every day you have to scavenge for resources before the tide comes, and as the tide grows taller, there are less and less resources. The game could end with the moon's disintegration.

Vor 11 Monate
UhOhMeMeBiggestBoy
UhOhMeMeBiggestBoy

There actually is a game like this about the moon falling after mining changed it's mass u can't remember what it's called but it is about scavenging and all

Vor 9 Monate
small block 305
small block 305

I know it's already been said, but in don't escape 4, it has a similar concept

Vor 9 Monate
Abraham Sanchez
Abraham Sanchez

Sounds wack

Vor 9 Monate
the golden solar sytem
the golden solar sytem

I would pay to play a game like that

Vor 9 Monate
RapidRush
RapidRush

Holy shit somebody make this

Vor 9 Monate
Lirishee
Lirishee

4:19 This is my favorite part it has such cool detail

Vor 3 Monate
Universal Mind Moods
Universal Mind Moods

A very interesting and innovative question. Very interesting video!

Vor 2 Monate
Raiden dragon
Raiden dragon

The final month. Which would be December so il assume kursgesagt started this on January. Thanks kursgesagt we thought the world would end on the 21st of December which is my birthday in 2012 but now this time il have a birthday to remember. The final birthday

Vor Monat
Hazzikaze
Hazzikaze

This was somehow a thrilling and beautiful story even though all it was was a hypothetical explanation. Kürzgesagt could teach an entire college curriculum. Also loved the Fallout 4 reference

Vor 23 Tage

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