How to Build a Dyson Sphere - The Ultimate Megastructure

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  • Published: 20 December 2018
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    If humans want to expand into space, it will take us incredible amounts of energy. How do we do that? Easy: we will just use the sun’s energy by realizing the most ambitious construction project in history. This is how it works.

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    • Mega Smasher
      Mega Smasher  1 weeks back

      Can you make the birds free and when mine is made let it live

    • X-ZĒRØ BĪTĒ
      X-ZĒRØ BĪTĒ  2 weeks back

      Yeet

    • Bryce Stratton
      Bryce Stratton  2 weeks back

      Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell how would the mirrors or solar panels orbit the sun without just being dragged in by the gravity

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      Kshetiz Negi  2 weeks back

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  • Aayan Minecraft gaming
    Aayan Minecraft gaming  48 minutes back

    Was that a real game if so if downloading it

    • Cire Gnaw
      Cire Gnaw  3 hours back

      Make this a game and it will get a ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ rating

      • galaga Critter
        galaga Critter  4 hours back

        Get on it nasa

        • Jabet Aguiluz
          Jabet Aguiluz  4 hours back

          Who else wnats an RTS or city management videogame with Kurzgesagt's art style?

          • PolyKaya
            PolyKaya  5 hours back

            awesome video, music is very irritating tho

            • SG Y.
              SG Y.  7 hours back

              Imagine all those mirrors refracting light into one point.
              4:05

              • The extreme-ish Dude
                The extreme-ish Dude  11 hours back

                Nebula b frigate from starwars

                • Natalie Jackson
                  Natalie Jackson  12 hours back

                  but then the plants on earth would die...

                  • L S D
                    L S D  12 hours back

                    ❤️

                    • Tanmeen Patel
                      Tanmeen Patel  14 hours back

                      7:30
                      MAGIKARP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

                      • Marcus Jones
                        Marcus Jones  18 hours back

                        Why you always gotta kill a birb?!

                        • E Santos
                          E Santos  19 hours back

                          Nasa should see this

                          • jude song
                            jude song  20 hours back

                            please make a game please!!!

                            • AnderX
                              AnderX  23 hours back

                              Wormholes?

                              • Adolf J Hitler ➊
                                Adolf J Hitler ➊  1 days back

                                mercury watching this video :


                                * chuckles * i'm in danger

                                • Meysam Ghaderyan
                                  Meysam Ghaderyan  1 days back

                                  This is awesome!

                                  • M E T I N 2002 Hasimi
                                    M E T I N 2002 Hasimi  2 days back

                                    Adamlar dusunmuş.

                                    • Natalia J. Kelly
                                      Natalia J. Kelly  2 days back

                                      I have high hopes for gen z.

                                      • Himi Galagedara
                                        Himi Galagedara  2 days back

                                        0:31 If? you mean when

                                        • R3AL
                                          R3AL  2 days back

                                          what is you make the material out of aerogel

                                          • BAKANEKO
                                            BAKANEKO  2 days back

                                            Who else feels completely freaked out by being an interstellar civilisation?

                                            • A cop
                                              A cop  2 days back

                                              Well time to build myself a dyson sphere

                                              • Splatterson Gamer
                                                Splatterson Gamer  2 days back

                                                **NASA and Space X work together to destroy a planet and rip off the sun**








                                                *WE CHOSE TO DESTROY MERCURY NOT BECAUSE TO GET UNLIMITED ENERGY BUT BECAUSE WE GET MORE XBOX*

                                                • Ice Tee
                                                  Ice Tee  2 days back

                                                  That bird that was pushing up that material wall pretty dark eh

                                                  • Nick THAPA
                                                    Nick THAPA  3 days back

                                                    Wutend a dysons phere blok the son light and we wud freaz to deth

                                                    • Yasha
                                                      Yasha  3 days back

                                                      Kurzgesagt: the ULTIMATE megastructure!
                                                      Isaac Arthur: Hold my beer

                                                      • Jordan Martin
                                                        Jordan Martin  3 days back

                                                        So the only way for us all to generate unlimited power is to have unlimited political power and refocus all efforts to acquiring more power to have enough power to access enough power to access unlimited power. Got it. Putting that on the to do list.

                                                        • MICHAEL HETTRICK
                                                          MICHAEL HETTRICK  3 days back

                                                          Get rid of the fucking Mario video game "music". Annoying as all hell.

                                                          • jincou official channel

                                                            Thank you for the tutorial, IT helped me alot!!

                                                            • G S
                                                              G S  3 days back

                                                              Imagine people 1 million years from now watching these videos, that would be a trip

                                                              • Commander Groskie The commander

                                                                I hope the human species will last long enough to be that advance so you know *cough cough* (Star Trek)

                                                                • Rijo Samuel
                                                                  Rijo Samuel  3 days back

                                                                  Like how many kurzgesagt birds were killed in this video

                                                                  • Ernst Dittmar
                                                                    Ernst Dittmar  3 days back

                                                                    2:30 the sun is not vrey big it is very fat.

                                                                    • Albert Koleci
                                                                      Albert Koleci  3 days back

                                                                      Me:(searches):How to...
                                                                      Kurzgesagt: ...build a Dyson Sphere
                                                                      Me:WTF

                                                                      • PICOLLO JR
                                                                        PICOLLO JR  3 days back

                                                                        After playing too much stellaris and seeing this: WE NEED A DYSON SPHERE! •holding a hammer tied with a screwdriver•

                                                                        • 나는우정민
                                                                          나는우정민  3 days back

                                                                          Well, shouldn't we concern about all the physics if we are willing to literally 'disassemble' mercury?? Even if we can't notice, it might be contributing a lot into maintaining the environment on Earth.

                                                                          • Hanz Law
                                                                            Hanz Law  3 days back

                                                                            at the moment of this system fully developed , earth might suffer from low energy receiving from the sunlight due to most of the surface of sun have been cover by the sphere, after then earth might not be suitable for human beings for living.

                                                                            • Luka T.
                                                                              Luka T.  3 days back

                                                                              Nicol-Dyson beam: Hold my beer

                                                                              • BananaFist
                                                                                BananaFist  3 days back

                                                                                This entire video looks like a clickbait mobile ad

                                                                                • Myuhyuh Hyuhyuh
                                                                                  Myuhyuh Hyuhyuh  3 days back

                                                                                  Cool 2 bad I'm dying. *shrug*

                                                                                  • स त्य
                                                                                    स त्य  3 days back

                                                                                    This is 👏👏😎😎😆😆😆💥💥😝

                                                                                    But United Nations wont fund it and country project manager will take advantage of funds

                                                                                    • Apollon Lv
                                                                                      Apollon Lv  4 days back

                                                                                      So, how to send the energy and store it??

                                                                                      • fartpluswetone
                                                                                        fartpluswetone  4 days back

                                                                                        instead of a dyson sphere, lets call it *shiny things that make big energy*

                                                                                        • Speed Zebra
                                                                                          Speed Zebra  4 days back

                                                                                          They spotted one !

                                                                                          • Speed Zebra
                                                                                            Speed Zebra  4 days back

                                                                                            But mercury has a brilliant light show at its magnetic poles

                                                                                            • TheFamousArthur
                                                                                              TheFamousArthur  4 days back

                                                                                              100000000000000 years before that.

                                                                                              • TheFamousArthur
                                                                                                TheFamousArthur  4 days back

                                                                                                There's way more to learn than even that.