How Much of the Earth Can You See at Once?

  • Published on Jul 17, 2017
  • My shirt is from this quarter’s CURIOSITY BOX:
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    Mathologer video:
    Distance to horizon calculator:
    Earth curvature calculator:
    US cross section:
    Scott Kelly ISS earth pic:
    names of large numbers:
    Earth’s surface fractal dimension:
    Improbable research pancake study:
    State flatness paper:
    Mental floss article on flat states:
    Lake Islands:
    XKCD What If? bowling ball Earth:
    West Virginia map:
    Is Earth as smooth as a billiard ball?
    WPA rules:
    Billiard ball surface scan paper:
    What state people think of as flat:
    Roche limit:
    Hey What’s That?
    Field of view:
    Angular diameter:
    Spherical cap calculator:
    amount of sphere seen from distance calculator:
    seeing Earth as a disc:
    how high to see the curvature of Earth?
    Earth from moon pics:
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    list of stars with resolved images:
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Comments • 34 718

  • OogityBoogity Stuff
    OogityBoogity Stuff 3 minutes ago


  • aussie survival
    aussie survival 36 minutes ago

    me: (see's cube) ok its a 2×2 rubic cube
    cube: (folds open)
    me: oh so you are one of those infinity cubes
    cube: (pulls in half)
    me: wtf what other secrets are you hiding
    cube: (folds into another shape)

    me: U WOT M8

  • Potato Godz
    Potato Godz 4 hours ago

    Vsauce: earth is made of stuff.
    earns noble prize

  • The Great Melon
    The Great Melon 4 hours ago

    16:28 - reason for 5.8k dislikes

  • Ninja Genjin
    Ninja Genjin 4 hours ago

    Do you know your sponsering a upside down pentagram on your shirt. It looks like the out line of a goats head. Witch looks like a fractor of the unholy.. liked your intelligence.

  • Vleltor
    Vleltor 6 hours ago +1


  • weerob1jnr
    weerob1jnr 6 hours ago

    6:08 I want that cube

  • 1 2
    1 2 7 hours ago

    I have a question Michael ,What does blood smells like i wonder 🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔

  • Kristian Lambert
    Kristian Lambert 7 hours ago

    in your story of names you said that there are more possible names (sextillion) than atoms on earth?

  • antsolja
    antsolja 8 hours ago

    earth is flatter than a pancake, flat earth confirmed

  • egg
    egg 9 hours ago

    17:27 lets have a quick chat about Michaels tabs

  • Ryan Mielnicki
    Ryan Mielnicki 9 hours ago

    22:22 Boi

  • Alpha Centauri
    Alpha Centauri 10 hours ago

    xXAlphacentauriXx:Can I make earth out of stuff
    MVP++*Vsauce23*: Yes
    xXAlphacentauriXx: ill make it out of dead bushes

  • Jeff Fuller
    Jeff Fuller 12 hours ago

    Brainwashing bs....

    • Lucien Richardson
      Lucien Richardson 6 hours ago

      Nigga what

    • OskarnikPL
      OskarnikPL 11 hours ago

      Another idiot who just says 'FAKE' and provides no argument or evidence.

  • tschubbyor
    tschubbyor 13 hours ago

    bullshit! fuck you, you stole my time for nothing! PAY FOR THAT!!!

  • 101wormwood
    101wormwood 16 hours ago

    so... what you are saying is... the flat

  • TheNerdyPlantGR
    TheNerdyPlantGR 16 hours ago

    Why is the title translated to my language?

    • OskarnikPL
      OskarnikPL 11 hours ago

      TheXvid feature. Good luck disabling it, I tried and failed.

  • Daevin Dilbeck
    Daevin Dilbeck 19 hours ago

    0:43 what was that sentence

  • 4Peta20
    4Peta20 20 hours ago

    Why you spreading this nonsense?

    • OskarnikPL
      OskarnikPL 41 minute ago

      Buoyancy can only happen due to gravity. There is no 'mystery force' making it happen, unless someone like you is stupid enough to call gravity a mystery force.
      Okay, you gave (shit) proof. Now take this on:
      For the flat earth sun to appear to even touch the horizon due to perspective, the angle between sun and horizon would need to be less than the minimum angle resolvable by the eye, which in the case of people with 20/20 visual acuity is about 1 minute (') of arc, or 1/60th of a degree. To appear to be 1' of arc from the horizon, an object 3,000 miles above the surface of the flat plane you're standing on would need to be 10,313,000 miles(~16600000 kilometers) away from you. This simply does not match up with the FE model.
      Arguments that won't work:
      Bible, Fake, NASA, Perspective is not real(that'd be idiotic but FEs have a tendency of twisting the world to suit their own needs)

    • Max Phillips
      Max Phillips 6 hours ago

      also mass does not equate to weight. although they often correlate, they dont have to.

    • Max Phillips
      Max Phillips 6 hours ago

      gas floats because its molecules move around really fast. liquid is liquid because the molecules move moderately fast. the molecules of a solid are static. thats why smoke rises, because its a gas, less mass.

    • 4Peta20
      4Peta20 7 hours ago

      +Max Phillips you're proving my point. It's heavy. Heavier than the air. Smoke rises bcs it's lighter than the air. Or do you call smoke anti gravity? Density makes things fall and bouyancy makes things float or rise. Density does not cause water to curve. It's impossible

    • Max Phillips
      Max Phillips 7 hours ago

      also: water has more mass than a fly

  • William Getty
    William Getty 20 hours ago

    Fake news. Fake science.

    • OskarnikPL
      OskarnikPL 11 hours ago

      Another idiot who just says 'FAKE' and provides no argument or evidence.

  • VaN DaNgo
    VaN DaNgo 20 hours ago

    Our entire existence is a lie......let's face it (?) We're living on an Ant Farm!

  • fjsantana12
    fjsantana12 Day ago

    So every other planet can have a good picture. but every picture of earth looks like it's all CGI or to many similar clouds sounds legit. And nice cover up for NASA that's why they dont rotate the camera up there

    • fjsantana12
      fjsantana12 7 hours ago

      +Max Phillips what does this have to do with NASA not doing a 360 on the only camera pointed at earth or a picture of earth that makes sence

    • Max Phillips
      Max Phillips 7 hours ago

      why is the sky blue then? it should just look like space obviously

    • fjsantana12
      fjsantana12 9 hours ago

      +OskarnikPL by asking simple questions. everybody knows water is not the same color so why would a picture of earth be uniform. with the same exact color blue. If you answer another question like u.s.a is nowhere near the size of Africa no matter how you look at it. Even NASA says they have to copy and paste to make it look real ?? What's more real then a picture why edit and the last question is clouds how many look the same out of all earth pictures? Theres allot.

      But at the end of the day if the world really is flat and has a dome that would also mean God is real just on top watching us like fungus on flat plane

    • OskarnikPL
      OskarnikPL 11 hours ago

      How can you tell if a picture is CGI?

  • Young Metro
    Young Metro Day ago

    I swear his favorite line to say is "Or is it?"

  • Diamond The Savage Vlogs

    How did I go to FORTNITE to this?

  • Kayo
    Kayo Day ago

    6:09 what the fuck

  • DrepLord 1217
    DrepLord 1217 Day ago

    Who else lives in La Florida

  • iDatedMyPizza
    iDatedMyPizza Day ago

    Micheal confirms flat earth

  • bear northpole
    bear northpole Day ago

    Alzheimer's Aluminum toxicity?

  • alexboss idk
    alexboss idk Day ago

    Damn I I’ve in florida

  • Abondend Hope
    Abondend Hope Day ago

    I guess the earth is truly flat after all.

  • NewWhirledOrder
    NewWhirledOrder Day ago +1

    More like a jack off in the box. Nice side cut of earth. It's never been proven though. The deepest anyone has ever gone is eight miles so there's no way anybody can say what's below that at all. They put these types of drawings in text books and documentaries all the time and have been doing so for decades. Even before they went to the record of eight miles. Teachers don't mention that it's not real and neither do the documentaries. We are told this as fact. They also like to tell us what makes up planets supposedly millions and millions of miles away too when they haven't even been there to plant even one dollar store shovel in the ground. Anyway, yeah, it's all bullshit. Just like this video. Take care.

  • FinlandForceTeam

    Me after 1 Vsauce video:
    Michael: All of your atoms get replaced after every few years
    Me: Oh cool, i didnt know that!
    Me after 10 Vsauce videos:
    Michael: Everest is a tall mountain
    Me: *"Oh My God."*

  • Reee Eee
    Reee Eee Day ago +2


  • White Knight
    White Knight Day ago

    I can Rarely see my own country, forget the whole Earth

  • Herp a derp
    Herp a derp Day ago

    7:31 me after that map porn

  • Henry Carlsson
    Henry Carlsson Day ago

    "Most of the balls we deal with are so small"

  • scythe evolve
    scythe evolve Day ago

    Best 30 min ever

  • scythe evolve
    scythe evolve Day ago

    With the last bit (1 min) would the black spots in our sky could there be more suns and soler systems

  • Joe Bell
    Joe Bell Day ago

    That amount of water is bull because have you ever heard that we have only explored 8% of our oceans. So how would we know if there's another spot on earth draper then the deapest spot discovered so far? So saying that if earth was the size of a typical class room glob and that's how much water there would be is kinda going on assumptions. We don't know everything. I'm sorry. I know how bad most scientists wish or think they know everything but they don't.

    • Lucien Richardson
      Lucien Richardson 6 hours ago

      Nigga how do you think we know about the insides of distant stars? How can we predict earthquakes? Same type of technology

    FVZXY Day ago +1

    The dislikes are flat earthers

  • Paul Richard Bernard-Smith

    GOOD NEWS!! The flat earth/round earth debate is over. I have discovered that the earth is actually comprised of 42 tessellated rhombi.

  • xxBEASTITxx
    xxBEASTITxx Day ago

    At a microscopic scale I can see a pancake being like a fucking teenagers face

  • gothicanimegirl44

    Talking about Kansas made me homesick.

  • zayah eli
    zayah eli Day ago

    Did any one notice mapporn at 1:19

  • ravi shankar
    ravi shankar 2 days ago

    Put hindi subtitle also.

  • the-one101 pw
    the-one101 pw 2 days ago

    Countrie roads take me home to the place i belong west virginia mountain momma take me home countrie roads

  • Spencer Barney
    Spencer Barney 2 days ago

    The Earth is flat tho

  • Lastrix X
    Lastrix X 2 days ago

    michael here

  • Lastrix X
    Lastrix X 2 days ago

    hey, vsauce

  • Mr. Frimmy
    Mr. Frimmy 2 days ago

    Thanks Vsauce you created square earthers

    • Mr. Frimmy
      Mr. Frimmy 2 days ago


    • Mr. Frimmy
      Mr. Frimmy 2 days ago

      Hair earthers!

    • Mr. Frimmy
      Mr. Frimmy 2 days ago

      And every other shape you mentioned

  • King Yoit
    King Yoit 2 days ago

    Are we just gonna ignore the fact that it said “MAP PORN” 1:19

  • FJose95
    FJose95 2 days ago

    The part at 7:54 messed with my perception so hard

  • Guidelining
    Guidelining 2 days ago


  • Danny Schatz
    Danny Schatz 2 days ago

    Vscauce logic “or is it?”

  • Yellow King
    Yellow King 2 days ago

    All of it. The earth is flat.

  • jed Rudolph
    jed Rudolph 2 days ago

    Where is that super sweet Inception lake?

  • Davina Clark
    Davina Clark 2 days ago

    The Earth is huge compared to the moon so looking at it on the moon would make the Earth the only thing you could see it be monsterous so the moon sized Earth is a joke

  • Teddy Freeman
    Teddy Freeman 2 days ago

    Say what you want about flat earth but the fact remains the same. You can see Chicago across Lake Michigan at forty miles !

  • TheBrotherBaillie
    TheBrotherBaillie 2 days ago

    1:20 my mans on the map porn

  • lxdimension
    lxdimension 2 days ago

    Heres one to work out. I remember doing it once but can't remember the result! How much of all the water that exists on earth has been drunk by humans and what percentage of the water we drink was drank by the dinosaurs?!

  • Mr. Coffee
    Mr. Coffee 2 days ago +1

    How did we go from How much of the Earth can you see at once ? To, the earth would be smoother than a billiard ball if it was shrunk and other crap. in less than 15 minutes... !?!?
    Ridiculous, this video has no structure. Its just a guy blurting out a bunch of facts and stats and making stupid analogies and relating things that no one cares about. Like how smooth would the planet be if it was apple sized.... who cares.

    • Lucien Richardson
      Lucien Richardson 6 hours ago

      Go fuck a mc chicken asswipe

    • LDinos
      LDinos 11 hours ago

      You missed the point of this channel.

  • Beff Jaker
    Beff Jaker 2 days ago

    omg i stood where michael stood in the carnegie science center
    go pens

  • William Sanford
    William Sanford 2 days ago

    Thank you for this video. It really puts things in proper perspective on so many issues!

  • vidyaWolf
    vidyaWolf 2 days ago

    topper can see 99% from just 100m away

  • Andrew Kadanga
    Andrew Kadanga 2 days ago

    Please I want you to show the photos which show airplane flying upside down ?

  • Kasper Dobel
    Kasper Dobel 2 days ago

    Micheal: you can only see 5 km on earth
    Flat earthers: E X C U S E M E W H A T T H E F U C K

  • Ellie Johnson
    Ellie Johnson 2 days ago

    100%, dumbass, the earth is flat. Duh.

  • Đark Moyan
    Đark Moyan 2 days ago

    Flat Earth is 2D 😂

  • Snow Leopard
    Snow Leopard 2 days ago


  • Matthew Villalba - Mutis

    0:38 get ready

  • Cody Wolfe
    Cody Wolfe 2 days ago

    Good old vsauce loves his tangents

  • bam bam
    bam bam 2 days ago

    Spoiler alert: about 3 miles

  • Aaron E
    Aaron E 2 days ago

    "Dark patch in the sky" you're so uplifting. 😯

  • Fadindra Bahadur
    Fadindra Bahadur 2 days ago

    5.8K flat earthers disliked this video lma0

  • spicy memelord
    spicy memelord 2 days ago

    16:25 flat earth society is shook

  • Liposuccc
    Liposuccc 2 days ago

    Superb ending.

  • igoretski
    igoretski 2 days ago


  • Rahul Rawat
    Rahul Rawat 3 days ago

    20:09 i knew it ..
    the earth is flat

  • Ender Fighter 515
    Ender Fighter 515 3 days ago

    My dreams are torn apart :(
    Never thought about that

  • Ender Fighter 515
    Ender Fighter 515 3 days ago

    Hah! Take that flat earthers!

  • BodeDaToad
    BodeDaToad 3 days ago +1

    You’d be able to see all of it because the earth is flat

  • Arab Money
    Arab Money 3 days ago

    We r both right. The earth us flat and round

  • Bodie King
    Bodie King 3 days ago

    Man I live in Kansas. You gave our secret away😂😭

  • NightCrusher76
    NightCrusher76 3 days ago

    On an island, ona lake, on an island, IN ANOTHER LAKE!!!

  • Bread Milk
    Bread Milk 3 days ago

    Lmaoo. Just turn up the render distance

  • Elijah Miller
    Elijah Miller 3 days ago

    And the flattards can only stammer and cry

  • draconiusultamius
    draconiusultamius 3 days ago +2

    RT games needs to watch this video just for West Virginia

  • Paul Dial
    Paul Dial 3 days ago

    Mmmmm pancake science

  • Kate pro
    Kate pro 3 days ago

    have u ever heard of neil degrasse tyson ..

  • GPS08
    GPS08 3 days ago

    16:25 - Triggered a bunch of flat earthers here

  • AGrayPhantom
    AGrayPhantom 3 days ago

    Euler's disc!!

  • AGrayPhantom
    AGrayPhantom 3 days ago

    Over 5,000 flat earthers are pissed!

  • will s
    will s 3 days ago

    It demonstrates a lack of logic to jump from NASA lies, therefore planet Earth is flat. I can recognize a multitude of military inddustrial criminal conspiracies. It also shows psycho-spiritual immaturity & an inability to appreciate the awe inspiring wonder of infinite creation, to jump from Earth isn't the center of a judgemental God's limited creation, therefore my life is meaningless. That's pretty pathetic.

    • OskarnikPL
      OskarnikPL 11 hours ago

      Just another indoctrinated idiot. Don't worry.

    • Dank Boi
      Dank Boi 3 days ago

      will s Wt are you talking about

    FLASH 3 days ago

    1:19 map porn😓

  • 50 bitcoin
    50 bitcoin 3 days ago

    i cant even see my dick how the fuck am i supposed to see the earth

  • leo perez
    leo perez 3 days ago

    5.8k thumbs down are flatearthers

  • leo perez
    leo perez 3 days ago

    Great video

  • Elijah Ottino
    Elijah Ottino 3 days ago

    We gonna talk about the witchcraft at 6:07..?

  • Derek b
    Derek b 3 days ago

    14:12 well it accounts for all of earth such as the core etc. and not just the surface so I'm not too shocked

  • Ijlal Zeeshan
    Ijlal Zeeshan 4 days ago

    Thats because Earth is Flat 😂