How the Universe is Way Bigger Than You Think

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    The Universe is so enormous we can't really comprehend it all. I try my best to visualize it in this video. This video had without a doubt the most complicated math I've ever done in a video before. If I made errors or miscalculations please let me know in the comments or message me! I want to know. Sources are listed below...
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    www.planetary.org/multimedia/space-images/universe/extent-of-human-radio-broadcasts.html
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    www.universetoday.com/37360/structure-of-the-universe/
    nssdc.gsfc.nasa.gov/planetary/factsheet/earthfact.html
    imagine.gsfc.nasa.gov/ask_astro/index.html
    messier.seds.org/more/mw.html
    messier.seds.org/more/local.html
    articles.adsabs.harvard.edu/cgi-bin/nph-iarticle_query?1982ApJ...257..389T&data_type=PDF_HIGH&whole_paper=YES&type=PRINTER&filetype=.pdf
    www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/universe/tour_ggs.html
    www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/09/140903133319.htm
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  • Rocky Jat
    Rocky Jat 4 hours ago

    and this increadbly large universe puts all its efforts to hide my gf

  • Kev The Man
    Kev The Man 4 hours ago

    The crazy thing to think about is that if aliens lived on planet that is 100 millions light years away and were to look at the earth with some advanced technology, they would see dinosaurs roaming earth

  • Benjamin Morris
    Benjamin Morris 5 hours ago

    and whats more baffling if parallel universes do exist infinitely not to mention the subatomic world and dream realm what is this all about existence itself

  • Farruh Habibullaev
    Farruh Habibullaev 6 hours ago

    Around 300 billion stars in Milky way, and 200 billion to 2 trillion galaxies in observable universe.

  • Mark Hoffman
    Mark Hoffman 7 hours ago

    This is the kinda shit that I actually enjoy when it keeps me up at night.

  • mike vonkleist
    mike vonkleist 7 hours ago

    To say our universe is big is the biggest understatement of all time. We have determined distances on the order of some 15 billion light years. If that's not etirnaty, I don't know what is. It is forever more.

  • Phil Garrett
    Phil Garrett 7 hours ago

    Wait, isn’t the universe only 13.6 billion years old? I mean I get that there was inflation after the Big Bang, but how do know the radius is 46 billion light years. Wouldn’t there not be enough time for the farthest light to reach us?

  • Koboi _
    Koboi _ 8 hours ago

    I really hope someday travel the space is much cheaper than travel to europe

  • Rainbow Quartz 2.0
    Rainbow Quartz 2.0 8 hours ago

    I used to think that there were no aliens, but now I realize. Our universe is huge. There is no way that there aren’t people or other beings out there that are like us.

  • Jesse Macias
    Jesse Macias 8 hours ago +1

    so the universe is horton hears a who

  • Yazmurat A.
    Yazmurat A. 10 hours ago +1

    7:36 "Observalbe universe"

  • Sharp Edge
    Sharp Edge 10 hours ago +2

    I believe devils but not americans specially nasa.

  • NicktheRobloxian
    NicktheRobloxian 11 hours ago +1

    And Earth is only invisible when you compare it to Arcturus

  • VeLoCiTy FROST
    VeLoCiTy FROST 13 hours ago

    One question.. how do humans even know this information for sure?

  • Annakin Skywalker
    Annakin Skywalker 15 hours ago +1

    “Tho kya karu job chodh du” 😂😂😂

  • jefferson reis
    jefferson reis 17 hours ago

    meu Deus que videos fantastico..parabens nos faz repensar na vida

  • Kevin Erhard
    Kevin Erhard 20 hours ago

    This video makes me feel strangely at ease. Don't sweat the small stuff!

  • Bubblethorn
    Bubblethorn Day ago +1

    no it isn’t

  • MFHKiwi
    MFHKiwi Day ago

    1:10 that’s some nice ping to the server.

  • Pratap khandekar
    Pratap khandekar Day ago +1

    .

  • Ali Labeeb Alkoka

    The universe is infinite!!!

  • Dylan Smith
    Dylan Smith Day ago

    Those cartoon earths are shown in a mercator progection way. Cuz look how big Greenland is!

  • naomi
    naomi Day ago

    I feel like we aren't supposed to know these things cause I can't even process it

  • Red XIII
    Red XIII Day ago

    This all seems unbelievable incomprehensible... However in our lifetime I’m hoping with the advent of artificial technology as well as quantum computing we will get a majority of the answers we’re looking for as the risk of undermining our freedoms.

  • Vaishali Nagar
    Vaishali Nagar Day ago +1

    So what I do , I leave my job

  • boring videos
    boring videos Day ago

    this makes me feel oddly comfortable

  • Alec Lennartz
    Alec Lennartz Day ago

    nO thE EArtH iS flAt And tHEre Is nO UnivErsE

  • Tic tac Tom
    Tic tac Tom Day ago

    Don’t think why are we so insignificant just think look at all the land and worlds to conquer everyone could have a planet for their family

  • Arindam Awasthi
    Arindam Awasthi Day ago

    Damn..

  • Ben Crowe
    Ben Crowe Day ago

    To think the observable universe to the entire universe is the same as the ratio of a lightbulb on Pluto is mind boggling. On top of this there could be many other universes out there- multiverse theory. Or still our entire universe could be inside a tiny black hole in another universe. This is getting to big for the great human race to comprehend.

  • Yankee_Redneck NH

    Ugh... When will the rest of the world stop with the kilometer stuff?
    It's miles or nothin..
    *USA*! *USA*! *USA*!

  • maysa g
    maysa g Day ago

    And again it all fits in my screen :/

  • flatroofer
    flatroofer Day ago

    Life on other planets/universe? My opinion is life does not exist anywhere except on our Earth. God created us special and his love for us is endless. He did not need to create us but he wanted to have communion with us, but Adam and Eve sinned and it all went wrong, This earth and it's inhabitants are so special to God, this was the only planet he placed humans on. Man has spent £billions on searching for life elsewhere, they will never find what they are looking for. The amount of information in the Bible to prove God exists and in touch with mankind is amazing. just one example; In the last days, and millions of Christians agree we are in, "Knowledge would increase" "Travel would increase" "Wickedness would increase" The days would be shorter, Israel will return to her land that God gave them (1948) and all the countries around about her would attack her. Sounds familiar? There will be wickedness in high places. and so much more. One day Jesus Christ will return to take to Heaven those that love him. That time is very close.

  • Roadman1000
    Roadman1000 2 days ago

    The scary thing is we'll never see it. If we become a space faring civilization we'll destroy ourselves before we ever leave the solar system.

  • NighthawX
    NighthawX 2 days ago

    RLL: Show's Earth - Moon Distance
    Me: Duh that's a lot.
    RLL: Show's Earth - Alpha Centaury Distance.
    Me: Da fuck THAT's a lot.
    RLL: Show's the Milky Way.
    Me: No way.
    RLL: Show's the Virgo.
    Me: Wha ...
    RLL: Show's Laniakea.
    Me: ...
    RLL: Show's Observable Universe.
    Me: Yeah ok got it.

  • L ,
    L , 2 days ago

    Ants: hold up-

  • الشمري Federal

    بعد مشاهدتي للفيديو استنتجت اننا ذرة على ظهر انسان اخر يعيش يومه ربما يضرب في يده وتنتهي الاكوان هذي عنده في ضرف ثانية ولكن نحن نموت ويعيش اجيال واجيال متتالية لمليارات السنين والى الان ما وصلت ضربة اليد .
    ف ليش نتعب حالنا في معلومات مافيها فايدة.
    ......................{ Google Translate }...............
    After watching the video, I concluded that we are an atom on the back of another person who lives his day, perhaps hitting in his hand and ending these universes with him in a second envelope, but we are dying and living generations and generations for billions of years and until now the hand hit.
    Why don't we get tired in our information, which is useful?

  • Titan Gaming
    Titan Gaming 2 days ago

    If you are scared about what will happen when you die, don't read this



    This made me cry when I first realized this, the truth is, when the universe is too old, it will completely fade away, nothing will exist, atoms are irrelevant, space doesn't exist, everything we have ever worked on is gone, but there is a chance, scientists think that the universe will create a second big bang once the universe fades away, and the universe will reset, and it happens, over and over and over again, but that is a small chance, so we can only hope

  • Miguel Ricardo Sobong
    Miguel Ricardo Sobong 2 days ago +1

    Bold of you to assume I live in Earth

  • YouTubeWasTaken
    YouTubeWasTaken 2 days ago

    A 🪐

  • Ahmad Rafaie
    Ahmad Rafaie 2 days ago

    Moon landing is a hoax goddamnit

  • Hero
    Hero 2 days ago

    I think we're not alone here, I think they're looking at us

  • Bruce McLean
    Bruce McLean 2 days ago

    7:36 observalbe universe

  • Daniel Duhon
    Daniel Duhon 2 days ago

    Sup?

  • Catch_Me_If_You_Can
    Catch_Me_If_You_Can 2 days ago

    Universe doesnt have an age
    thats an oxymoron

  • Rose
    Rose 2 days ago

    We are absolutely nothing. I wonder what is the reason to fight, hate, kill each other and waste our frugal life depress thinking about money all the time ? Only few times in our lives we admire the beauty of the creation.. This is a beautiful video. Thanks for let me know that we have to enjoy our lives more

  • ScarredRomeo
    ScarredRomeo 2 days ago +9

    "Becky, look at her butt. It is sooo big."
    The Universe: Am I joke to you?

  • Akita von bone
    Akita von bone 2 days ago

    I feel tiny......

  • Mark Williams
    Mark Williams 2 days ago

    Lies

  • Hajger89
    Hajger89 2 days ago +2

    Next time your too lazy to walk to the fridge, remember that it's less than 70,000 years.

  • Roo
    Roo 2 days ago

    J'adore les contes de fées et les films animés des pseudoscientifiques

  • Cringe Meme Lord
    Cringe Meme Lord 2 days ago

    Have you been to the moon...

  • Gottfried Pereira
    Gottfried Pereira 2 days ago

    And in these entire universe I am still single

  • ben-jam-in
    ben-jam-in 2 days ago

    Great video. Still my head just exploded when trying to contemplate it.

  • prerit kumar
    prerit kumar 2 days ago

    How do we know it's true?

  • Robert Baisa
    Robert Baisa 2 days ago

    This video was made possible by squarepants

  • KingKook
    KingKook 2 days ago

    Damn, whoever created this place made sure to spread us all out as if they never wanted us to find each other. If you should believe in anything it's privacy 😂😂. We can't see into the neighbors crib for shit 😂😂😂

  • zayan zayan
    zayan zayan 3 days ago

    Great human imagination

  • Vanna Del Rey
    Vanna Del Rey 3 days ago +1

    And people somehow believe we’re the only living beings in the entire universe😂

    • flatroofer
      flatroofer 2 days ago

      That's me, and happy to be so.

  • Keaton Lane
    Keaton Lane 3 days ago +2

    I believe that this fact alone, the mere unimportance of our planet, the dense, neverending darkness of space, and the infinitly miniscule size of us to the universe is the single greatest horror offered to mankind, but also the greatest beauty.