Building a Marsbase is a Horrible Idea: Let’s do it!

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    • Emma MR
      Emma MR Pred dnevom

      Gibts dich nicht auch in deutsch

    • johannes nm
      johannes nm Pred 5 dnevi

      I Don 't Know if you are going to read this could we give ourselves more time to fix global warming with a small controlled nuclear winter?

    • regal wanderer
      regal wanderer Pred 5 dnevi

      Please make videos on time travel paradoxes and time travel

    • Bayview Ave
      Bayview Ave Pred 6 dnevi

      Talk about black dwarf stars and how the universe isnt old enough to have 1 yet

    • Abby Scott
      Abby Scott Pred 6 dnevi

      +Trash Sonic cartoons???

  • Marazon
    Marazon Pred dnevom

    3:43 I don't think this colonist will be very friendly. I'd be careful with that one.

  • why tho?
    why tho? Pred dnevom

    why tho?

  • Esma Nur Apak
    Esma Nur Apak Pred dnevom

    3:22 me when I am living a seminary which is too advance for me ☹️

  • Jonathan alis
    Jonathan alis Pred dnevom

    I think the first colonies would be with robots only. We will only get there after robots build entire underground cities with already all infrastructure to humans live.

  • onz lo
    onz lo Pred dnevom

    My battery is low and its getting dark

  • Kickyo12
    Kickyo12 Pred dnevom

    Elon wants to be president of mars

  • EyedIce YT
    EyedIce YT Pred dnevom

    Elon Musk is proud of you.

  • Rajkumar pandy
    Rajkumar pandy Pred dnevom

    Thanks for reminding us that humanity will end

    LASA10KRAKOW Pred dnevom

    what style of animation is it?

  • Rangefinder
    Rangefinder Pred dnevom

    has anyone checked what’s already underneath Mars burial mounds?

    MR BOLEUS Pred dnevom

    We should think about our planet. We have everything here. So imagine you come on Mars and then you need to make something for decades we actually have on Earth. What is the point. I know it is interesting challenge for humanity but HEY, lets make our planet unbeatable fortress.

    MR BOLEUS Pred dnevom

    As i mentioned in one video comment section...
    Maybe we should convince Elon Musk about a lot cheaper and faster colonization of the Moon, so we may sooner develop new technologies. Imagine 1000 times efficient thrusters lifting huge bulky transport ships, which can cary 100 tones in one take off. With that tech, colonizing Mars isn't big deal anymore and we can start thinking out of the box cough star system...

  • Infinite Retribution
    Infinite Retribution Pred dnevom

    Can you make a video about food poisoning, for example *Food poisoning vs Immune system*
    I would really like to learn more about food poisoning and what happens in your body if you have it since I currently have it now.

  • Jeremiah Santos
    Jeremiah Santos Pred dnevom

    "Building a marsbase is a horrible idea anyway let's build it!"

  • Emergency Jergens
    Emergency Jergens Pred dnevom

    Honestly the concept of going to another planet is so crazy and whacky. There’s no life there for a reason. Can we really beat those odds?

    FARDEEN FHR Pred dnevom +1

    RIP opportunity

  • mattizzle Soda
    mattizzle Soda Pred dnevom

    Titan would be a much better place to Colonize. It's a shame it's a much longer trip and Mars steals all the attention.

  • Retard The Retard
    Retard The Retard Pred dnevom

    I'm pretty sure a heavily modded skyrim can sustain an introverted scientist for 2 years easily.

  • Khoa Tran
    Khoa Tran Pred dnevom

    This is the best science channel i have ever seen !!!

  • haseeniyaz
    haseeniyaz Pred dnevom

    Can you make a video about building a base on Europa

  • I love rust
    I love rust Pred dnevom

    Opět děkuju za české titulky :)

  • Awibrahor
    Awibrahor Pred dnevom

    Let’s terraform the Earth by fighting environmental pollution, climate change, desertification and resource depletion. We like a good challenge.

  • Nguyen Dang
    Nguyen Dang Pred dnevom

    is the earth plat ?

  • Nano199
    Nano199 Pred dnevom

    Do you remember me? #85

  • Mewbie
    Mewbie Pred dnevom

    Anyone saw the Adventure time easter egg at 7:31?

  • Larry Troy
    Larry Troy Pred dnevom

    So negative..... and not reality...

  • Mick_Leigh
    Mick_Leigh Pred dnevom

    if this is a mars episode i want a doom reference


  • Lacion
    Lacion Pred dnevom +1

    This guy talks like nobody else in the world

  • Blob B
    Blob B Pred dnevom

    Argentina already owns Mars so nobody can go there.

  • TDHydra
    TDHydra Pred dnevom

    Also can u make a video on terraforming

  • TDHydra
    TDHydra Pred dnevom

    For power on mars could u use alphavoltaics as a source due To the increased cosmic rays

  • Moe Chouckaier
    Moe Chouckaier Pred dnevom +1

    I'm wanting to be the first kid on Mars to,you know, test kids.

  • Emma MR
    Emma MR Pred dnevom

    Gibts dich nicht auch in deutsch

  • iced koek
    iced koek Pred dnevom

    my battery is low and its getting dark

  • GhanBuri666
    GhanBuri666 Pred 2 dnevi

    I feel better every time I see Kurzgesagt episode.

  • 那Yin
    那Yin Pred 2 dnevi

    Yeah, we should probably just enact a one child policy or something.

  • Shin zao
    Shin zao Pred 2 dnevi

    I see a lot of triggered scientists in the comments.

  • Lea
    Lea Pred 2 dnevi

    I would do literally anything to go to mars

  • Leo Säberg Kharel
    Leo Säberg Kharel Pred 2 dnevi

    But if the base is in the future Cant we use superkonduktors and fusion power

  • NyanGelato Crazy-Eyes
    NyanGelato Crazy-Eyes Pred 2 dnevi

    You never mentioned anything about any diseases. Maybe make a separate short video for that?

  • UncleHyak HECK
    UncleHyak HECK Pred 2 dnevi

    Make one on CWD(zombie deer)

  • KaziooFX
    KaziooFX Pred 2 dnevi

    2:14 - Curiosity gets 2806 watt-hours from nuclear source per day. InSight got 4588 watt-hours in a single day from solar panels.

  • KaziooFX
    KaziooFX Pred 2 dnevi

    Using Moon as a hub for Mars missions is pointless. It will be far easier to do that directly from Earth. Getting out of the Earth's gravity's is half the effort no matter where you want to go. It's even possible to get to Mars with less fuel than to Moon thanks to aerobraking that is not possible on the Moon.

  • KaydenGames 123
    KaydenGames 123 Pred 2 dnevi

    can u do a cancer video?

  • Christopher Reynolds
    Christopher Reynolds Pred 2 dnevi

    There is truly no place like home. Lets not ruin it. There is no real Plan-et B.

  • Bahman Altamash
    Bahman Altamash Pred 2 dnevi

    The toxic enviroment between Mars and Earth is very, very compact. The radioactivity on mars: 89% The radioactivity on earth: 27%

  • Pickle Jar
    Pickle Jar Pred 2 dnevi

    Just plant some trees on Mars

  • George Lionon
    George Lionon Pred 2 dnevi

    Settling all of oceans ground surface would be so much easier... and isn't done.

  • Laiba Masood
    Laiba Masood Pred 2 dnevi +1

    @Kurzgesagt - In a Nutshell Can we please have five videos in a month from your channel?

  • Laiba Masood
    Laiba Masood Pred 2 dnevi +1

    @Kurzgesagt-InaNutshell Your science channel is beyond words,your videos are so informative spreading massive knowledge and helping us to understand the complexities and mysteries of science in just minutes with simple ways and colorful,friendly and smart animations.May God bless your team and may your channel gain trillions of subscribers.Bundles of prayers and's my humble request, please make a video on Warp Drive Project.

  • Eduard Bas
    Eduard Bas Pred 2 dnevi

    Are there animals besides humans that can cry?

  • Allen A
    Allen A Pred 2 dnevi

    who the hell likes this shit
    fuck all of you!

  • STEM Stuff
    STEM Stuff Pred 2 dnevi

    Can't say what it was... the voice, the music or the vision of our future, but this video made me cry like a baby

  • Just a typical weeb trash

    I want to imagine each countries having the whole planet. For example, There would be no countries like USA, Germany, Denmark, Japan etc but a country named Earth, Mars, Mercury, Venus and etc.

  • Somebody0utThere
    Somebody0utThere Pred 2 dnevi

    What about the radiation on the journey to Mars? How would you protect against that?
    And what do you think is more likely to happen first - a colony in Mars or in orbit? How feasible is terraforming Mars?
    (those are the questions I still have left. Else, great video!)

  • Chris Drake
    Chris Drake Pred 2 dnevi

    Your math about the nuclear fuel is wrong by at least an order of magnitude; reactors will last many decades, and never need refueling - same as submarines today.

  • [B]acon
    [B]acon Pred 2 dnevi

    If it's a horrible idea, why are ya saying "let's do it"? no sense at all.

  • Delkarix
    Delkarix Pred 2 dnevi +1

    3:44 Is that a Prometheus reference or just a plain Alien reference

  • Steven Zimdin
    Steven Zimdin Pred 2 dnevi

    One question.. how is it worth ?

  • Anunay Sinha
    Anunay Sinha Pred 2 dnevi

    If there is land we'll take it

  • Pastel Side
    Pastel Side Pred 2 dnevi +1

    First we pollute earth next thing you know it we invade mars !THIS IS …I don’t know ……………AWFUL

    • WheresMyCar
      WheresMyCar Pred 2 dnevi

      You can't invade mars? It's not like there is a mom and pop store on the corner of Mars street and we're landing a rover right ontop of it. We've sent landers before.

  • EverturningCogs
    EverturningCogs Pred 2 dnevi

    Venus? Sister to Earth? Is it *really* too hot and hard to do it?

  • Your Senpai Rusian
    Your Senpai Rusian Pred 2 dnevi

    no new video? Im waiting -@Kurzgesagt

  • Ng Ken Chew
    Ng Ken Chew Pred 2 dnevi

    Birds lives matter

  • Khannun Industry
    Khannun Industry Pred 2 dnevi

    Try doing a flying car video

  • 蔡宗侑
    蔡宗侑 Pred 2 dnevi

    I want chinese please

  • birb gamer
    birb gamer Pred 2 dnevi

    Hey what would happen if you were to be submerged in liquid nitrogen? and would it be a more painful death than death by fire?

  • Bong Diana
    Bong Diana Pred 2 dnevi

    git gut

  • Alesia Colligan
    Alesia Colligan Pred 2 dnevi

    won't ever happen.

  • José Thiago Leitão Gouveia

    parabéns, não vamos conseguir

  • oodle
    oodle Pred 2 dnevi

    lets settle Titan instead

  • tidelliK
    tidelliK Pred 2 dnevi

    Does Mars caught a lot of asteroids from the asteroid belt??

  • Mr. Banano
    Mr. Banano Pred 2 dnevi

    No voy a estar vivo cuando marte sea un planeta habitable :(, si eres del futuro y vives en marte, te mando un saludo desde la tierra del dia 15 de febrero del 2019.

  • Mr. Banano
    Mr. Banano Pred 2 dnevi

    Desde desiertos hostiles, hata islas solitarias y las más altas montañas. Bieeeenvenido a doc tops xpxp.

  • Doran Gauthier
    Doran Gauthier Pred 2 dnevi

    Hi Kurzgesagt, I just wanted to give a little thank you.
    I know how much work you put into your videos, a lot, and I really appreciate it. The are very high quality and they really help me learn a lot. Once again, thank you.

  • A6du11a
    A6du11a Pred 2 dnevi

    RIP Opportunity, The Mars Rover.

  • LosingLuke
    LosingLuke Pred 2 dnevi

    Man just make a big dome and fill it with oxygen, the city is in the dome, gg

  • Curien247
    Curien247 Pred 2 dnevi

    Orbital Space Colonies.

  • Mr Skysen Games
    Mr Skysen Games Pred 2 dnevi

    Humans survive in harsh climates by choice, have lived through an ice age, bounced back from plagues, and even survived other humans. I'm pretty sure they can deal with Mars.
    Pesky things are hard to get rid of...

  • Abel Ramirez
    Abel Ramirez Pred 2 dnevi

    Maybe build the living spaces inside of preexisting cave systems?

  • dong min kim
    dong min kim Pred 3 dnevi +1

    제가 이영상과 채널에 할수있는게 좋아요랑 구독밖에 할게없어서 매우 유감스럽습니다 이해하기 쉽고 재미있는 영상 감사합니다 :D

  • Alex Martínez
    Alex Martínez Pred 3 dnevi

    What if ancient humans were really advanced and part pf their population went to conquer other planets and they have taken so long to come back to earth to tell us about it, that we think that we are alone

  • Fish
    Fish Pred 3 dnevi

    4:18 Fish

  • Dalek Emperor
    Dalek Emperor Pred 3 dnevi

    0:21, Looks to much like Skaro.

  • Dead Baron
    Dead Baron Pred 3 dnevi

    If it's so dangerous that most of the base needs to be automated, why even go? People that spend too long in Mars gravity would be killed if they return to Earth.

  • None of your business
    None of your business Pred 3 dnevi

    Rest in peace Opportunity

  • CowCommander
    CowCommander Pred 3 dnevi +1

    4:20 "My battery is low and it's getting dark."
    -Oppy rover, 2019

  • Aris Bariffi
    Aris Bariffi Pred 3 dnevi

    Poor birds...

  • Tristan J Weiss
    Tristan J Weiss Pred 3 dnevi

    how about simulated windows to increase crew morale and create a stable day-night cycle for the residents?
    cameras outside,convincing screens inside.

  • Gza7891
    Gza7891 Pred 3 dnevi

    We claim to be resilient and determined but we can't even solve inequality, poverty and hunger.

  • PokeF
    PokeF Pred 3 dnevi +1

    7:32 nice adventure time reference

  • Aidan Wright
    Aidan Wright Pred 3 dnevi

    6:52 contradiction: most/all parts can be 3D printed... So not as much

  • DERPBOT 300
    DERPBOT 300 Pred 3 dnevi

    Why not 3D print food on mars

  • Sydney SkinNbonE
    Sydney SkinNbonE Pred 3 dnevi

    I'd love to see a video about what it would take to dismantle industrial civilization.

  • Amer Almnajed
    Amer Almnajed Pred 3 dnevi

    We need Arabic Caption !

  • Gaming Tech
    Gaming Tech Pred 3 dnevi

    Please give a reply of this question :
    Which Animation Maker u use?

  • Abhay Ganti
    Abhay Ganti Pred 3 dnevi

    building a mars base is not going to work until we first take a leap and build a dyson sphere to harness energy

  • Electrode
    Electrode Pred 3 dnevi +2

    i think warframe will become real in some day

  • Hi Im APOP
    Hi Im APOP Pred 3 dnevi

    Kurzgesagt and Brilliant are the perfect Mac 'n Cheese.