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

  • Julkaistu 3.02.2019
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Kommentteja • 16 053

  • Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell
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    • Marshall Eastwood
      Marshall Eastwood 2 päivää sitten


    • Emma MR
      Emma MR 4 päivää sitten

      Gibts dich nicht auch in deutsch

    • johannes nm
      johannes nm 8 päivää sitten

      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 8 päivää sitten

      Please make videos on time travel paradoxes and time travel

    • Bayview Ave
      Bayview Ave 9 päivää sitten

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

  • Blue Zerg
    Blue Zerg 23 tuntia sitten +1

    Can we get an F for opportunity?

  • Eric Sun
    Eric Sun Päivä sitten

    thanks, Kurzgesagt! you helped me on my non-fiction writing

  • Klobi for President
    Klobi for President Päivä sitten

    I take issue with the "travel window obky every two years" part.
    That's the most efficient way to travel to Mars. It would be possible to launch at any other time, just not a good idea outside of emergencies.

  • Well Then
    Well Then Päivä sitten +1

    How convenient- mars has everything we need to survive except that it’s poisonous 🤦🏻‍♀️

  • العلم نور
    العلم نور Päivä sitten

    ليه مافي ترجمة عربية !!؟

  • Mum123 Leader
    Mum123 Leader Päivä sitten

    Guess what 🇦🇪 is making a mars base will reach in 2021 and will finish in 2117

  • Rahn127
    Rahn127 Päivä sitten

    Prove you can do all of that on Earth first. Then prove you can do it on the moon, once you work all the bugs out on Earth. Even after all of that Mars will probably still be a suicide mission.

  • Distinct Gaming
    Distinct Gaming Päivä sitten

    You know is it even possible to terraform a planet? I mean i dont think the moon CAN be cause yea stone 'n stuff

  • Ramy Daniel
    Ramy Daniel Päivä sitten

    Genetically engineering plants that can over populate quickly and coupe with the harsh environment would be more ideal to change the atmos there before sending people there, who’s going to farm them? Robots, send robots with AI brains first :)

  • The Nut
    The Nut Päivä sitten

    did anyone else notice the steven universe reference at 4:55

  • Supervillain Writing
    Supervillain Writing Päivä sitten

    Finally, someone spoke about the worthless radiation desert that is Mars. There's nothing there! On the other hand, there's Enceladus, Europa, Ganymede, Titan. But no, let's colonize stupid Mars because hey, it's closer and it's red!

  • Riley Cooper
    Riley Cooper Päivä sitten

    Rich people are stupid enough to think they're above everyone else on earth so much that they're willing to colonize mars. And honestly? Let them, they'll fail and die lol

  • Amerhomsxman Amerhomsxman
    Amerhomsxman Amerhomsxman Päivä sitten

    Arabic translation plzzzz

  • Arsonist Gaming Fire
    Arsonist Gaming Fire Päivä sitten

    To be honest, it sounds like the first 100 or more years will be JUST 'surviving, not living. Until your terraform Mars that's all humans are going to be doing, surviving not living.

  • Peng Wing
    Peng Wing Päivä sitten

    Read the book series Moon Base Alpha (I think that's what it's called). One of the books are called spaced out (I don't remember if it's the first or second, just search it up). It's a really good series

  • Peng Wing
    Peng Wing Päivä sitten

    How to build a mars base
    Step 1: Learn how to build a moon base
    Step 2: Build a moon base
    Step 3: Develop technology to travel to mars
    Step 4: do whatever this guy says

  • How am I supposed to know?

    Yup. I have decided. Screw that. I’d rather have a fat guy with poor fashion sense nuke me.

  • せつー
    せつー Päivä sitten


  • Ari Ka
    Ari Ka Päivä sitten

    this seems like not a great idea

  • Ádám Krakóczki
    Ádám Krakóczki Päivä sitten

    Best thing that happenedto me during my nightshift! Keep it up the good work!😊

  • Vlad Alexe
    Vlad Alexe Päivä sitten

    1. What's up with this "going to Mars" trend? (it's been there for a while, I know, still the question remains)
    2. Don't we have better things to do as a species, right here on Earth, before considering wasting so much resources just to set foot for an extended period of time on a foreign planet?
    3. How about colonizing Earth's skies and become human extraterrestrials? (sounds better than decaying humans on Mars)
    // Still mesmerized by the creativity and accuracy of Kurzgesagt's videos o.O

  • Skull King
    Skull King Päivä sitten

    It won't be easy but we can do it...we are stubborn that way

  • Dark Cave Spider
    Dark Cave Spider Päivä sitten

    Humans: Building a marsbase is a horrible idea.

    Also Humans: Lets do it!

  • Purple Inkling
    Purple Inkling Päivä sitten

    "Get your arse to Marse"

  • Jim Mcfarland
    Jim Mcfarland Päivä sitten

    We need to learn to be a space going species. Rotational habitats is the best (probably only) way.

  • stefano terranova
    stefano terranova Päivä sitten

    All these efforts.... and then one day there will be flatmars-ers

  • Zenix Zenix
    Zenix Zenix Päivä sitten

    As a Martian I am offended by you calling my planet awful

  • Flamer997
    Flamer997 Päivä sitten

    You guys could make a really cool game

  • Ricardo Orozco
    Ricardo Orozco Päivä sitten

    Amazing video, as always.
    I loved the Doom reference at 7:06

  • smurfyday
    smurfyday Päivä sitten

    You have to dump all those resources on Mars. For what? It's never self-sustainable.

  • unoriginal name
    unoriginal name Päivä sitten

    A giant tube from earth that blows air into Mars. Boom, air problem solved

  • Lil Dikslekican Penzioner
    Lil Dikslekican Penzioner Päivä sitten +2

    7:07 I love this DOOM refrence that nobody got

  • The Witt
    The Witt Päivä sitten

    love this channel

  • Fluffy_Creature
    Fluffy_Creature 2 päivää sitten +1

    Lets just stay here.

  • OnyxIdol
    OnyxIdol 2 päivää sitten

    Mars is a death world.

    Also, nice Doom reference!

  • FancyPocketWatch
    FancyPocketWatch 2 päivää sitten

    IMO until we develop reliable terraforming technology we shouldn't even bother colonizing anything out there.
    Actually, the whole premise of colonizing outer space seems batshit crazy considering we have a hard enough time not fucking up our own planet.

  • Tobias Lasia
    Tobias Lasia 2 päivää sitten

    2 Doom references in one video... I´m done with this, this is awesome!

  • Wayne Stephen
    Wayne Stephen 2 päivää sitten

    Let’s DO THIS!!!

  • kimi baharev
    kimi baharev 2 päivää sitten

    What are these marsdrones doing in the video if the atmosphere of mars is with so low density

  • Lightning Volt
    Lightning Volt 2 päivää sitten

    We're doing it for Oppy!

  • Andrés Barriga
    Andrés Barriga 2 päivää sitten

    Looooooooved the DOOM reference. :)

  • Name Name
    Name Name 2 päivää sitten

    4:35 AK! AK! AK! AK AK AK! AK AK! AK! AK AK! AK!

  • Pabnckn A.K.A Ravisky
    Pabnckn A.K.A Ravisky 2 päivää sitten

    Then come the time when martians want independence from earth

  • Daniel Thor
    Daniel Thor 2 päivää sitten

    "Decontaminating the land on Mars is very expensive." Well, so is building a Mars Base.
    What a terrible idea; Let's do it!

  • Belisario Lea
    Belisario Lea 2 päivää sitten

    just play Kerbal Space Program and check out hoy many things can go wrong in the trip to mars. then watch this video and say: kutzegazt how did you get to mars?

  • metalfaust19
    metalfaust19 2 päivää sitten

    Mars is flat

  • Archoniz
    Archoniz 2 päivää sitten

    i think surviving mars would help some ideas ...hmm just a guess

  • Tshidiso Moletsane
    Tshidiso Moletsane 2 päivää sitten

    yeah, this is too much

  • Suhash Vadlamani
    Suhash Vadlamani 2 päivää sitten

    :Ending music is melody to me 9:11

  • I am not here
    I am not here 2 päivää sitten

    So if u go there you are basically a chicken....

  • kk24sk8
    kk24sk8 2 päivää sitten

    Kurzgesagt - NASA
    The Infographics Show - NSA

  • Tim Tam
    Tim Tam 2 päivää sitten

    So realistically the main options are a long, expensive and arduous terraforming of the soil and atmosphere effectively changing everything about the planet till it becomes like earth, or a more large-scale form of complete isolation from anything natural about the planet.

  • Good Game
    Good Game 2 päivää sitten

    Let's name our new city on Mars: Opportunity, named after our great wanderer Oppy

  • Manuel Cruz
    Manuel Cruz 2 päivää sitten

    I think is much easier create AI then they have to colonize mars

  • CosmicJosh
    CosmicJosh 2 päivää sitten

    I would really love for this to happen soon. I want be take part in making a greater future.
    I really want to see futuristic architecture and new technological advancements.
    Also, colonizing the moon and mars is another step for our future civilization.
    I wish I could be here to experience what the future provides like the Dyson Swarm or even a type 1+ Civilization.

  • Scott Spitler
    Scott Spitler 2 päivää sitten

    It’s channels like this that keep me constantly learning and pushing myself, keep it up guys :)

  • a grill
    a grill 2 päivää sitten

    Cool but why do we even need to do this. We’re not gonna run out of space on earth.

  • Trishtandionne Puente
    Trishtandionne Puente 2 päivää sitten

    You amd the infographic show has the same animation

  • Packi Kittipob
    Packi Kittipob 2 päivää sitten

    Can’t you just put cameras and project the image so you can see from the inside

  • Rommel Manalo
    Rommel Manalo 2 päivää sitten

    Why not bring robots. Let robots colonize the mars so all of the problems that you specified will be gone

  • Pato Rodriguez Galarza
    Pato Rodriguez Galarza 2 päivää sitten

    Fuck it, I'm nota Going! hahaha

  • jude scheidler
    jude scheidler 2 päivää sitten

    Lets just do the moon instead

  • hisham 3018
    hisham 3018 2 päivää sitten

    I think most of the challenges mentioned here are overcome by sending diffrent types of robots that do most of the work needed in oreder to complete phase 2 . Humans don't need even to ride a spaceship to control these robots . By that time , hopefully our IT has devlpped so much that a devolper can control these martian robots while relaxing here on earth

  • YamiPoyo
    YamiPoyo 2 päivää sitten

    Send gamers and neets they love being inside

  • YaBoi Nate
    YaBoi Nate 2 päivää sitten

    You can't stop me so why make this

  • Wanter Santos
    Wanter Santos 2 päivää sitten

    um dos melhores canais do YT, conteudo muito didatico

  • Conra The UltraMarine
    Conra The UltraMarine 2 päivää sitten

    The adeptus mecanicus will rise if we colonize the planet

  • CaptainLFC89
    CaptainLFC89 2 päivää sitten

    To terraform Mars we just need to do what we doing to earth now, Pollution by green house gases, by doing this for a period of time it will form a layer around mars to trap the heat. We can then use the carbon dioxide to grow plants in refined areas and then pump out the oxygen we need. Furthermore we can use Micro organisms that feed on ether hydrogen or Corbin dioxide and then realise oxygen , these micro organisms will be located in massive pools (probably built indoors) then pumped into the atmosphere.

  • Abiyoso Channle
    Abiyoso Channle 2 päivää sitten

    saving the earth maybe easier than this

  • Jeff Doe
    Jeff Doe 2 päivää sitten

    What about a static electricity power plant?

  • Daniel Maitheny
    Daniel Maitheny 2 päivää sitten +1

    @4:02 Remote controlled robots appear - with rotors. As it was mentioned in this episode a bit earlier Mars's atmosphere is very thin so wind turbines wouldn't work - neither do rotor-thrust vehicles. Those drones would need a different propulsion.

  • Tyrell Lopez
    Tyrell Lopez 2 päivää sitten

    Or we could just stop fucking up the Earth 👍🏾

  • Jerish
    Jerish 2 päivää sitten

    7:20 Halo Reference

  • Arghavan Rezaee
    Arghavan Rezaee 2 päivää sitten

    Mars one project is doing it, the crew is training already and they will leave a couple of years later! I hope I be in the next generation too.

  • Bud Patterson
    Bud Patterson 2 päivää sitten

    Was that a Planetbase reference in the intro?

  • htcsergeimail
    htcsergeimail 2 päivää sitten

    who are we kidding, we ain't going nowhere

  • Ash DeMilo
    Ash DeMilo 2 päivää sitten

    Why leaving Earth?

  • Alejandro pena
    Alejandro pena 2 päivää sitten

    Random thought: wouldn't it be possible to use space radiation for power?

  • McGee4531
    McGee4531 2 päivää sitten

    I will gladly volunteer to be a mars colonist! I accept the risk and challenges!

  • Shella Shar
    Shella Shar 2 päivää sitten

    The title is humanity in a nutshell.

  • faith chea
    faith chea 3 päivää sitten +1

    The only reason I would go to Mars is to retrieve the Mars Rover Oppy, "My battery is low, and it is getting dark" makes me tear up just thinking about it.

  • J
    J 3 päivää sitten

    Going to Mars is worth it? Potentially bankrupting the resources of the Earth that birthed us? We need to learn to manage the resources on this planet before even thinking about investing in another.

  • Arzigogolato
    Arzigogolato 3 päivää sitten

    Didn't we learn anything from doom? Demons shall be the main problem!!

  • Triqz_ Official
    Triqz_ Official 3 päivää sitten

    Too bad imma be dead when this is all finished ;((((😭😖

  • jim lapham
    jim lapham 3 päivää sitten

    "Determined and competent" well I'm neither of those lol

  • Moangus PIckard
    Moangus PIckard 3 päivää sitten

    Space stations seem more worth it.

    Build huge stations on or among asteroids near sun, and prep for long way into onother better planet once the scanning tech is better to spot earth like planets

  • Penguindrummer
    Penguindrummer 3 päivää sitten

    That's definitely a Caspar David Friedrich reference there you can't fool me.

  • Newton Nyachieng'a
    Newton Nyachieng'a 3 päivää sitten

    I like the way they used the little face from the doom game to show emergency in mars

  • Eghan HD
    Eghan HD 3 päivää sitten +1

    anyone see the plant vs zombies boss head at 4:32??

  • ilene R
    ilene R 3 päivää sitten

    Sounds like an expensive waste of time. Better off focusing on earth troubles, there is no shortage of issues here that need attention instead of avoiding them to play with other planets.

  • スミレ
    スミレ 3 päivää sitten


  • That80sGuy1972
    That80sGuy1972 3 päivää sitten

    Venus has the raw terraforming energy and material resources, the opposite extreme conditions but not more extreme. Why is that not an option? It is energy wealthy, a big win there, the biggest need exceeds even wants.

  • mentaleur
    mentaleur 3 päivää sitten

    Going to mars is stupid

  • prajwal
    prajwal 3 päivää sitten

    This is all assuming we don't modify ourselves or become non organic life. If we change most of these problems will not be a problem anymore

  • Threesixtydegree Orbits
    Threesixtydegree Orbits 3 päivää sitten

    Yeah, Not happening.

  • Naj
    Naj 3 päivää sitten

    Elon musk : hold my beer

  • Jack Boone
    Jack Boone 3 päivää sitten


    This is a copy-paste, I just LOVED IT!

  • Schopenhauer's Sugar Baby
    Schopenhauer's Sugar Baby 3 päivää sitten

    Bad luck destroying another planet

  • LaggyLocky
    LaggyLocky 3 päivää sitten

    Now this is second level imperialism here