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

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    • johannes nm
      johannes nm 3 dögum síðan

      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 3 dögum síðan

      Please make videos on time travel paradoxes and time travel

    • Bayview Ave
      Bayview Ave 4 dögum síðan

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

    • Abby Scott
      Abby Scott 4 dögum síðan

      +Trash Sonic cartoons???

    • Mister Tea
      Mister Tea 5 dögum síðan +1

      I would also like to see a video about colonizing Venus and the moon Titan.

  • LosingLuke
    LosingLuke 22 klukkustundum síðan

    Man just make a big dome and fill it with oxygen, the city is in the dome, gg

  • Curien247
    Curien247 23 klukkustundum síðan

    Orbital Space Colonies.

  • Mr Skysen Games
    Mr Skysen Games 23 klukkustundum síðan

    Humans survive in harsh climates by choice, have lived through an ice age, bounced back from plagues, and even survived other humans. I'm pretty sure they can deal with Mars.
    Pesky things are hard to get rid of...

  • Abel Ramirez
    Abel Ramirez 23 klukkustundum síðan

    Maybe build the living spaces inside of preexisting cave systems?

  • dong min kim
    dong min kim Degi Síðan síðan +1

    제가 이영상과 채널에 할수있는게 좋아요랑 구독밖에 할게없어서 매우 유감스럽습니다 이해하기 쉽고 재미있는 영상 감사합니다 :D

  • Alex Martínez
    Alex Martínez Degi Síðan síðan

    What if ancient humans were really advanced and part pf their population went to conquer other planets and they have taken so long to come back to earth to tell us about it, that we think that we are alone

  • Fish
    Fish Degi Síðan síðan

    4:18 Fish

  • Dalek Emperor
    Dalek Emperor Degi Síðan síðan

    0:21, Looks to much like Skaro.

  • Dead Baron
    Dead Baron Degi Síðan síðan

    If it's so dangerous that most of the base needs to be automated, why even go? People that spend too long in Mars gravity would be killed if they return to Earth.

  • None of your business
    None of your business Degi Síðan síðan

    Rest in peace Opportunity

  • CowCommander
    CowCommander Degi Síðan síðan +1

    4:20 "My battery is low and it's getting dark."
    -Oppy rover, 2019

  • Aris Bariffi
    Aris Bariffi Degi Síðan síðan

    Poor birds...

  • Tristan J Weiss
    Tristan J Weiss Degi Síðan síðan

    how about simulated windows to increase crew morale and create a stable day-night cycle for the residents?
    cameras outside,convincing screens inside.

  • Gza7891
    Gza7891 Degi Síðan síðan

    We claim to be resilient and determined but we can't even solve inequality, poverty and hunger.

  • PokeF
    PokeF Degi Síðan síðan +1

    7:32 nice adventure time reference

  • Aidan Wright
    Aidan Wright Degi Síðan síðan

    6:52 contradiction: most/all parts can be 3D printed... So not as much

  • DERPBOT 300
    DERPBOT 300 Degi Síðan síðan

    Why not 3D print food on mars

  • Sydney SkinNbonE
    Sydney SkinNbonE Degi Síðan síðan

    I'd love to see a video about what it would take to dismantle industrial civilization.

  • Amer Almnajed
    Amer Almnajed Degi Síðan síðan

    We need Arabic Caption !

  • Gaming Tech
    Gaming Tech Degi Síðan síðan

    Please give a reply of this question :
    Which Animation Maker u use?

  • Abhay Ganti
    Abhay Ganti Degi Síðan síðan

    building a mars base is not going to work until we first take a leap and build a dyson sphere to harness energy

  • Electrode
    Electrode Degi Síðan síðan

    i think warframe will become real in some day

  • Hi Im APOP
    Hi Im APOP Degi Síðan síðan

    Kurzgesagt and Brilliant are the perfect Mac 'n Cheese.

  • Hi Im APOP
    Hi Im APOP Degi Síðan síðan

    The animations are getting better and better!
    Also, am I seeing an improvement in the bird designs?

  • breadstiX
    breadstiX Degi Síðan síðan

    how are they gonna take a shit?!?!?!

  • Rafiur Rahman
    Rafiur Rahman Degi Síðan síðan

    i miss professor duck :( where is he? :(

  • kyuuyoshibi
    kyuuyoshibi Degi Síðan síðan

    When is the "AI & Singularity" video coming?

  • VezzyVex
    VezzyVex Degi Síðan síðan

    7:15 that goes to 7 chests at risky reels.

  • 丅ᗪᗩ RunOut
    丅ᗪᗩ RunOut Degi Síðan síðan

    We need to focus on the Alpha Centauri system!

  • Surya Aditya
    Surya Aditya Degi Síðan síðan

    Floating capsule of spacecraft

  • Saosin3333
    Saosin3333 Degi Síðan síðan

    What about the moon? No one wants to terraform the moon.

  • xenovoune
    xenovoune Degi Síðan síðan

    RIP Mars Rover Opportunity 2003 - 2019

  • Flames Infinity
    Flames Infinity Degi Síðan síðan

    build deep underground it will have less problems than living on the surface

  • nil0bject
    nil0bject Degi Síðan síðan

    you never said why people are there. pretty sure robots will be better to build a base

  • Fuzzy Squid
    Fuzzy Squid Degi Síðan síðan

    Guys... the list of problems is at 10:17

  • Rais Rexy
    Rais Rexy Degi Síðan síðan +1

    Rip Oppurtunity the Mars Rover

  • Salty Avocado
    Salty Avocado Degi Síðan síðan

    Who the fricc can even dislike this!?

  • Moses Rodrigues
    Moses Rodrigues Degi Síðan síðan

    "Going to Mars is hard but worth it." - Kurzgesagt just flatlined with that line. So much for promoting objective and scientific rationality. It's clearly a "horrible idea", for so many reasons, yet they promote the nonsensical thought of this idiotic idea to be worthy of action. I truly thought the contradictory "Let's do it!" part of the video headline was that we, the audience, would be shown exactly how stupid it would be for us to do it (and we were) but not for Kurzgesagt to actually claim it's worthy of doing!!
    To avoid being misunderstand, I am speaking negatively of this idea given the relative context of our current situation on Earth. Once we, humans, attain ecological sustainability and social stability, I'm all for colonizing the universe. Until then, we're an idiot species, doomed to experience our inevitable demise.

  • kareszt
    kareszt Degi Síðan síðan

    Note: I DONT think the gravity problem is as big a problem as advertised.
    I think after about 5% of earth gravity is ENOUGH to keep mammal perfectly fine.
    ie. Even the moon should be fine.
    Zero G is the problem, not finite G.
    the problem isn't "physical activity", the problem is ORIENTATION.
    as long as force applied for an orientation, I doubt any real major problem (even bone should be fine).
    ie. the problem isn't TOTAL amount of force, the problem is REPETITION of direction.

  • Nosody
    Nosody Degi Síðan síðan

    How would the fish / swimming be effected in low gravity? :(

  • ChemicalLaser
    ChemicalLaser Degi Síðan síðan

    So basically Mars is the planet version of hell.

  • JouleTheFox #0405
    JouleTheFox #0405 Degi Síðan síðan

    What would happen if we drilled into the earths core?

  • Joseph Taylor
    Joseph Taylor Degi Síðan síðan

    3:47 do u see a xeno?

  • OhBuddyBoi
    OhBuddyBoi Degi Síðan síðan

    Kurzgesagt should make a episode on “What if the NFL played Sweet Victory”

  • Night Wolf
    Night Wolf Degi Síðan síðan

    that xenomorph tho 3:45

  • Liam Friederici
    Liam Friederici Degi Síðan síðan

    Hmm... interesting vid!!

  • Dave C
    Dave C Degi Síðan síðan

    Go to Mars and stay inside all day? We might as well stay here and send our robots. Opportunity just failed after 15 years (dust.) It was only designed to last three months. Not a bad return on our investment.

  • Andrea Enriquez
    Andrea Enriquez 2 dögum síðan +1

    Let's do it!!

  • JOSEPH caban
    JOSEPH caban 2 dögum síðan

    @kurzgesagt why can't we send insects first ? like ants worms these little guys make a ton lot of work on earth why cant we send little pots filled with them? They would do the same work they do here and help terraform planets along with us . . .

  • Goi Garg
    Goi Garg 2 dögum síðan

    Can't we increase pressure of mars

  • Kyfer Cooper
    Kyfer Cooper 2 dögum síðan

    Can you do a video on the exotic pet trade

  • Lucas Layton
    Lucas Layton 2 dögum síðan

    Not in a million years. Sorry.

  • Rahib Kibria
    Rahib Kibria 2 dögum síðan

    How do u huys do ur research?

  • Lucas Pacheco
    Lucas Pacheco 2 dögum síðan

    What are the major diferences between colonize Mars and the Moon?

  • Huy Hoang Nguyen
    Huy Hoang Nguyen 2 dögum síðan

    Easy way to build a Marsbase:
    1. Annouce that Mar has a lot of Oil
    2. America will annouce that Mar need Democracy and start bombing it

  • Serat Aftab
    Serat Aftab 2 dögum síðan

    This channel has the most number of liked videos by me.

  • Lyfe is Game
    Lyfe is Game 2 dögum síðan

    its ok
    vietsub is good :D

  • Hyden Bilalaj
    Hyden Bilalaj 2 dögum síðan

    Imagine if you could go online and say “yo im on mars and ur on earth ahaha ur worse then me”

  • DuckRevenge
    DuckRevenge 2 dögum síðan

    Why colonize Mars. What about Venus or Snickers?

    SLUG - POCALYPSE 2 dögum síðan

    Can you do a video on the earth is flat theory?

  • khushi sharma
    khushi sharma 2 dögum síðan

    Plz make video about fungus attack on your body

  • Anonymná hyena
    Anonymná hyena 2 dögum síðan

    Colonizing Venus with flying habitats in altitude 50 km over the surface is more realistic

  • Kosmos
    Kosmos 2 dögum síðan

    3:35 How about we just attach electronagnets to our habitats, or put them on L1 point in orbit around Mars to create artificial magnetic field?

  • xavier devine
    xavier devine 2 dögum síðan

    Why can’t you take earth soil and try mixing it with mars soil then see how well the plants grow?

  • Elias Enriquez
    Elias Enriquez 2 dögum síðan

    Youre hearing it from me mars all this will happens decades after we land on mars like 2070 i guess

  • Kevin Harald Ortiz
    Kevin Harald Ortiz 2 dögum síðan

    I use this for school because I have a project on mars

  • Kevin Harald Ortiz
    Kevin Harald Ortiz 2 dögum síðan


  • Yano Motoharu
    Yano Motoharu 2 dögum síðan

    Good Video. I have a question. Do you only use adobe after effects to create this beautiful animation or more programms?

  • Stefan Sarrazin
    Stefan Sarrazin 2 dögum síðan

    Mars feel like post apocalyptic, and going colonize it. Feel wrong cause it feel like our earth in 100 year
    Going there we might make us realize it was an healthy planet before and something happened

  • Surreal Engineering
    Surreal Engineering 2 dögum síðan

    I'm saving up, studying, and keeping in shape to be ready when it starts. Either way this goes, i'm excited for the future!

  • Edsabre
    Edsabre 2 dögum síðan

    Love the video and the poster! I'd love to get an information poster like that one about the Moon Base episode you guys did!

  • en
    en 2 dögum síðan

    we gotta do it to find and bury Oppy chief

  • Brutal Reaper
    Brutal Reaper 2 dögum síðan

    “Solar power alone will probably not be enough”. Triggered. RIP Mars Rover GBNF

  • X.Ploit
    X.Ploit 2 dögum síðan

    Advertisers have figured out an effective way to get around skippable ads on ISclips by sponsoring videos and asking the content creators to ramble on about their products and/or services, typically for much longer than a mere 30 seconds. I never thought that I would ever say that I miss the days when you only had to spend 5 seconds with your finger hovering over the "skip" button, eagerly awaiting the moment when you could get on with the video that you were trying to watch.

  • Rue the Lord
    Rue the Lord 2 dögum síðan +1

    Wait is Steve also the German voiceover person?? He apparently can speak German too but I can’t tell

  • Zes
    Zes 2 dögum síðan

    no such thing as best feel or stress or varied or tasty or psycx boost, do, be, feel any nmw and any be perfect

  • RemainSeated
    RemainSeated 2 dögum síðan

    Could we get an episode about Saturn's hexagonal storm? I need an explanation!

  • Sharif Sircar
    Sharif Sircar 2 dögum síðan

    One of my little dream is to fill my room with
    Kurzgesagt posters once I finally find a part time job this winter.

  • Andy
    Andy 2 dögum síðan

    How about one of Jupiter moons?

  • zainab omar
    zainab omar 2 dögum síðan

    Hello, this is Zainab from Saudi Arabia. I really enjoy your videos and I want to share it with others. I want to translate your videos in arabic if possible, so how can I help or whom should I contact?

  • сука алди
    сука алди 3 dögum síðan

    Will the flag of mars contain red blue and green?

  • The Nathan Geoffrey Show
    The Nathan Geoffrey Show 3 dögum síðan

    Suck on it, Elon.

  • One Harem
    One Harem 3 dögum síðan

    Le persone che sono qui per Shy di Breaking Italy?

  • Makigames
    Makigames 3 dögum síðan

    7:21 I see what you did there

  • Cory Norell
    Cory Norell 3 dögum síðan

    Videos like this make you realize how truly fragile humans (and almost all life we know of) are; especially on a universal scale.

  • Jooj Jooj
    Jooj Jooj 3 dögum síðan

    Steven Universe hmmmmmm..... 4:56

  • Ax
    Ax 3 dögum síðan

    First time I've heard so many bias assumptions made in one video!

    • RCW
      RCW 3 dögum síðan

      Ax List three?

  • Nilesh
    Nilesh 3 dögum síðan

    commenting here
    so future kids will find this funny
    how we thought of technology which would be more advance and more complicated technology compare to what we thing they would have it.

  • shadow hunter
    shadow hunter 3 dögum síðan

    So why would humans need a new place to destroy
    Is earth already done

  • Sip
    Sip 3 dögum síðan

    Bet no one got the reverence to Casper David Friedrich at 0:05

  • Baby Godzilla
    Baby Godzilla 3 dögum síðan

    3:48 spot the xenomorph

  • This Rebel is Scum
    This Rebel is Scum 3 dögum síðan

    "I'm going to have to science the shit out of this."

  • Null Null
    Null Null 3 dögum síðan


  • 簡宥名
    簡宥名 3 dögum síðan

    No one says it will be easy

  • SirYesAlot TheFirst
    SirYesAlot TheFirst 3 dögum síðan

    Not to be rude or anything but can you guys make a video about what makes a person gay and what makes them straight, is it mental or genetic

    • John DC
      John DC 3 dögum síðan

      Seems to be a behavioral thing. Kind of like how people seem to be introverted and some are extroverted.

  • Luis Lacerda
    Luis Lacerda 3 dögum síðan

    Awesome video as usual! Absolutely loved the mars attack and doom references ;) probably there are even more i missed!

  • pd mlp
    pd mlp 3 dögum síðan

    How about "The Wondering Earth"?It is a science friction movie

  • SAKINA Hussin
    SAKINA Hussin 3 dögum síðan

    How can we ever dream of Mars if some people here still believes the earth is flat..?

    • RCW
      RCW 3 dögum síðan

      Leave them behind.

  • 蔚藍的天空
    蔚藍的天空 3 dögum síðan +21

    Well,saving the Earth is more easier.♻️