What if We Nuke the Moon?

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What would happen if we were to detonate a very very powerful nuclear weapon on the moon? Would the explosion knock its orbit towards earth, causing tidal waves and misery? Could the moon be destroyed, showering the earth in a rain of meteoric death?

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    5. Chase Milligan
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    Kurzgesat: people that can see it will not survive the ironising waves of radiation Me watching this explosion with a telescope and another behind that telescope: your wrong

  4. Tim Cartwright
    Tim Cartwright
    3 tundi tagasi

    1 that one x1000 what would happen?

  5. Fortnite Mason
    Fortnite Mason
    5 tundi tagasi

    We nuked a radiation belt

  6. Bin
    7 tundi tagasi

    “While bedrock is pulverized to rubble” Minecraft players: Nani?

  7. nej nej
    nej nej
    8 tundi tagasi

    They should do it during the day

  8. Purijak Sasombat
    Purijak Sasombat
    10 tundi tagasi

    One question... Why??

  9. The_MaddestLad
    12 tundi tagasi

    do i reference the umbrella academy or eggman pissing on the moon…?

  10. Kyle
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    Besides being curious, the animation is what draws me in. Love the art style.

  11. TheDR
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    This video gives me goosebumps just like how I watch interstellar....

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  14. Pola & Tiger
    Pola & Tiger
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    A happy boring year to all of you!

  15. Zapato Cryz
    Zapato Cryz
    Päev tagasi

    How come Piccolo can blow up the moon but can't blow up a Freeza?

  16. Zapato Cryz
    Zapato Cryz
    Päev tagasi

    If someone ever runs for office with the promise of sending a nuke to the moon, he's got my vote 🤝

  17. the plumpert
    the plumpert
    Päev tagasi

    I'm gunna test if this is accurate

  18. Parker Morris
    Parker Morris
    Päev tagasi

    If we nuked the moon it would probably knock it off course and hit a planet possible earth

  19. Chris Gorszczyk
    Chris Gorszczyk
    Päev tagasi

    What if we nuke Uranus?

  20. J4ymzz
    Päev tagasi

    You have gained my sub

  21. Alli's production
    Alli's production
    Päev tagasi

    Somewhere in a pararell universe: *what if we nuke the earth?*

  22. Vineet Gupta
    Vineet Gupta
    Päev tagasi

    Him at 4:28 : rocks shatter like water when the bomb strikes a**Pond**

  23. Vineet Gupta
    Vineet Gupta
    Päev tagasi

    Indian space center discovered that the moon had water The more you know

  24. Flower fell frisk
    Flower fell frisk
    Päev tagasi

    "Any satellite, astronaut or space station in the way though will have a really bad time" sans I didn't know you were moon debris.

  25. UraniumPuppy 4000
    UraniumPuppy 4000
    Päev tagasi

    Almost every kurzgezagt vid has a massive explosion or a black hole in it lol

  26. Skript
    Päev tagasi

    Really good video :)

  27. Jinky Yelo
    Jinky Yelo
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    Bye see you in another year!!!

  28. dipter fig
    dipter fig
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    4:36 Minecraft players: Is it possible to learn this power?

  29. SebiZito Zito
    SebiZito Zito
    2 päeva tagasi

    me remembering umbrella academy

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  31. my dude
    my dude
    2 päeva tagasi

    ok hear me out i had a really cool idea the other day, personal asteroids,like we make them on earth so they have everything needed to live on your own in space then you get launched into space

  32. Technoblaaade
    2 päeva tagasi

    but why

  33. A B H
    A B H
    3 päeva tagasi

    It would be a huge money waste.

  34. Yuira Shinkai
    Yuira Shinkai
    3 päeva tagasi

    The mug is very cute. I really want to get this.

  35. Sovyet Monster X
    Sovyet Monster X
    3 päeva tagasi

    4:39 *bedrock*

  36. Monochrome
    3 päeva tagasi

    Thought it couldn't get worse but... No mushroom cloud... 😔

  37. AmvMix
    3 päeva tagasi

    "Nuclear explosions might be big but the universe is bigger" Reminded me of when Russian president puttin told frensh presodent "your country is this big (pointing with his 2 fingers) and my country is THIS BIG so you either calm down or meet the consequences"

  38. ГрИнПиС
    3 päeva tagasi

    Why so little amount of languages for subtitles?

    1. Mayorfoxia82 Datnoobboi
      Mayorfoxia82 Datnoobboi
      2 päeva tagasi

      oh shut up its hard to even get 1 language

  39. The republic of everland
    The republic of everland
    3 päeva tagasi

    so do if A we nuked Jupiter? or other gas giants

    1. The republic of everland
      The republic of everland
      3 päeva tagasi

      hmm maybe not

  40. MemelordRick
    3 päeva tagasi

    "While bedrock is pulverized to rubble." ...impossible.

  41. E Games
    E Games
    3 päeva tagasi

    Ferd, I know what will today

  42. Dhrono .
    Dhrono .
    4 päeva tagasi

    What would happen if we nuked the Moon *?* Koro-Sensei: *Bold of you to assume I didn't.*

  43. Federico Marrone
    Federico Marrone
    4 päeva tagasi

    The bomb dissolves, and a flaming star of nuclear death is born. *So far so good*

  44. Leonardo Soto
    Leonardo Soto
    4 päeva tagasi

    did someone build the time machine already?

  45. Tomík Mapping
    Tomík Mapping
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    your task is: make a Czech channel

  46. SnEaKY SNaKE
    SnEaKY SNaKE
    5 päeva tagasi

    lol the ending, "Can we just, you know, NOT do that? thatd be great" 😂🤧

  47. Phạm Duy Phương
    Phạm Duy Phương
    5 päeva tagasi

    So in the Anime "Assassination Classroom" the explosion to turn the Moon into a Crescent Moon gonna have an impact of a hundred nukes :O Imagine that explosion happen on Earth it will create a Crescent Earth or nothing left.

  48. BIG BEASTIE /Somali\ ✔︎
    BIG BEASTIE /Somali\ ✔︎
    5 päeva tagasi

    Short answer: Islam will die :(

  49. Buddy Burton
    Buddy Burton
    5 päeva tagasi

    It was tried . And was not acceptable by the ETs . They destroyed the weapon .

  50. قناة الموسوعات
    قناة الموسوعات
    5 päeva tagasi

    Can you make some videos about what is the flat earth,convex earth, hollowed earth, concaved earth and donut shaped earth and how to prove that the earth is spherical

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  52. Damien
    6 päeva tagasi

    1220 what I'm in 2021 hmm

  53. Yeet Yeet
    Yeet Yeet
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    My internet is so bad the spinning wheel of death is even buffering

  54. Mayorfoxia82 Datnoobboi
    Mayorfoxia82 Datnoobboi
    6 päeva tagasi

    4:39 *No way.*

  55. DerBlaue
    6 päeva tagasi

    What if we combine this with the "all the bombs" video?

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  58. Some Games
    Some Games
    7 päeva tagasi

    Fastest way to first contact would be blowing up the moon base artificial satellite.

  59. TheNoobKingzer
    7 päeva tagasi

    why is all the other recommendations what if we nuke how about what if we NOT nuke

  60. تاج راسي
    تاج راسي
    7 päeva tagasi

    العربيه ؟!

  61. BeastEagleGamer Pocket Version
    BeastEagleGamer Pocket Version
    7 päeva tagasi

    you really like nuking things

  62. Andrew Chen
    Andrew Chen
    8 päeva tagasi

    "Nuclear explosions may be big, but space is bigger." -Kurzgesagt, 2021

  63. David V
    David V
    8 päeva tagasi

    Now why da hell would we do dat. Good vid as always

  64. Damien Hughes
    Damien Hughes
    8 päeva tagasi

    “Let’s hope it will be a very boring year” *lockdown

  65. The Pale Shade
    The Pale Shade
    9 päeva tagasi

    If you are reading this you earned a new sub thank u

  66. Kevin Cheng
    Kevin Cheng
    9 päeva tagasi

    Have more videos

  67. Xx softplanet xX
    Xx softplanet xX
    9 päeva tagasi

    Its 2021

  68. SuperShineYT
    10 päeva tagasi

    "Ferb, I know what we're doing today!"

    1. A y.Z
      A y.Z
      9 päeva tagasi

      You couldve have gotten popular if your comment it in the first 1 hour

  69. Spencer
    10 päeva tagasi

    Just an edit, the moon has an atmosphere it’s just thinner Also micro fragments would only rain down if the explosion took place facing retrograde causing them to fly off against their orbit

    1. Fallen Down
      Fallen Down
      7 päeva tagasi

      No, it has no atmosphare but just have an exosphare like Mercury and other bodies in solar system that doesn't have atmosphare like Europa.

  70. Billy
    10 päeva tagasi

    "First, I would put you in prison, because that's where all furries belgong." "Then I'd put you in alcrataz, so you could never escape." "Then, I'd put alcatraz on the Moon" "Then, I'd Nuke the Moon" Kurzgesagt: *Takes notes*

  71. Ameer-Humza Nauman
    Ameer-Humza Nauman
    10 päeva tagasi

    "Bedrock is pulverized to rubble" Minecraft players: *"Impossible"*

    1. Aydenplayz
      Päev tagasi


    2. Lukas Holmén
      Lukas Holmén
      2 päeva tagasi

      I was thinking that

    3. Sovyet Monster X
      Sovyet Monster X
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    4. MemelordRick
      3 päeva tagasi

      Fuck I just made that joke

  72. DonDon Almighty
    DonDon Almighty
    10 päeva tagasi

    1220? 1221? Im confused

  73. SEAZ URE
    10 päeva tagasi

    I'm not convinced, I'm gonna need someone to test this

  74. อนุรักษ์ ดอกบุญนาค
    อนุรักษ์ ดอกบุญนาค
    11 päeva tagasi

    noooooooooooooooooo ' bad like ' moon dead ' hell all world dead ' bomb not

  75. Vela Pulsar
    Vela Pulsar
    11 päeva tagasi

    Would the moon obtain a super thin atmosphere made if smoke or something?

  76. MENIME
    11 päeva tagasi

    Causing tidalwaves, and misery. Hahaha.

  77. Karan Thakur
    Karan Thakur
    11 päeva tagasi

    No one will do this because Moon is God

  78. EddyCovers
    11 päeva tagasi

    7:13 1220?

  79. Lukáš Grešák
    Lukáš Grešák
    11 päeva tagasi

    Nuke bad

  80. Aaron Burrito
    Aaron Burrito
    12 päeva tagasi

    america moment

  81. Jon Bond
    Jon Bond
    12 päeva tagasi

    Play solar smash and you will find out what will happen if you nuke the moon

  82. Luke Case
    Luke Case
    12 päeva tagasi

    Hey Ferb, I know what we're gonna do today

  83. Rachel paz
    Rachel paz
    12 päeva tagasi

    Americans: we already did

  84. Hafix
    12 päeva tagasi

    What if We Nuke the Sun?

    1. Fallen Down
      Fallen Down
      7 päeva tagasi

      Well Sun's core does the job anyways so we don't need to

  85. The Daranesian Confederation
    The Daranesian Confederation
    12 päeva tagasi

    Kurzgesagt... does patreon now support you enough to make video's full time?

  86. Abhishek Verma
    Abhishek Verma
    12 päeva tagasi

    One of the best EEfast channel for me I 🌹 you

  87. TheToxicBush
    12 päeva tagasi

    Why not find out

  88. Roksana Ruhe
    Roksana Ruhe
    12 päeva tagasi

    When I was 9 I thought if The Moon got Nuked It Would Blow Up and Kill us All

  89. Sana krishna
    Sana krishna
    12 päeva tagasi

    Earth: ahhh I'm burning why did you nuke me Moon:bruh this nuke is just a pebble it's just a scratch

  90. Jhuna Reddy
    Jhuna Reddy
    13 päeva tagasi

    Thank you

  91. Haram! 64
    Haram! 64
    13 päeva tagasi

    think about using a really potent rubbing alcohol. Stings a lot, you feel bad for a little while, nothing much. The germs on the other hand, annihilation. I think, anyways.

  92. Neal McBeal
    Neal McBeal
    13 päeva tagasi

    that would be bad, mkay

  93. Krisavion C
    Krisavion C
    13 päeva tagasi

    Every nuke video aside from All the Bombs is just telling us that we are too tiny to actually effect things even with our worst weapons

  94. xRockinx
    13 päeva tagasi

    Not again Vegeta...

  95. Slimmest Jim
    Slimmest Jim
    13 päeva tagasi

    So what you're saying is we should do it

    1. Fallen Down
      Fallen Down
      7 päeva tagasi


  96. 호구마쉑
    13 päeva tagasi

    한글자막 달아주신분 진짜 존나 감사합니다 ㅠㅠㅠ

  97. Blake McKinney
    Blake McKinney
    13 päeva tagasi

    What if Russia (like 7k nukes) and US (like 7k nukes) decideds to shoot all their nukes at the moon at the same time?! 🤔

  98. Main’s Ink
    Main’s Ink
    14 päeva tagasi

    3 things: 1) the Van Allen Belt would destroy the missile due to super amounts heat & radiation. 2) There’s no oxygen in space so with that said how would a bomb detonate in a vacuum? 3) see # 2; no air literally means no space travel no detonation (no air means, no combustion which means no ability to move forward or in any particular direction for that matter) same reason without an atmosphere a gun or car would cease to work on the moon or in space. Guess what that means happened 52 years ago? Just as Stanley Kubrick.

    1. Fallen Down
      Fallen Down
      7 päeva tagasi

      Wow you really have no clue. "There is no oxygen in space so with that said how would a bomb detonate in a vacuum" nuclear fission does not requires oxygen to accure. Also Van Allen Belts can't do anything to a spaceship but only can harm humans because radiation is bad for DNA but metals does not care abouth radiation and also there is almost no particals that can transfer heat so radiation belt also will not overheat the ship

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    Hawi Conrado
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