Wormholes Explained – Breaking Spacetime

Wormholes Explained – Breaking Spacetime

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Are wormholes real or are they just magic disguised as physics and maths? And if they are real how do they work and where can we find them?

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Wormholes Explained – Breaking Spacetime

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  1. Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell says:

    To support Kurzgesagt and learn more about Brilliant, go to https://www.brilliant.org/nutshell and sign up for free. The first 688 people that go to that link will get 20% off the annual Premium subscription.

    • Gerry Nightingale says:

      Marcelo Pinheiro+**You realize the implication(s) behind the phrase ‘borrowed Energy?**  (those two words restructure the entire fundament of the nature of the relationship of ‘matter & energy’…everything in theoretical physics post 1955 would be relegated to a ‘garbage can’ and then buried deep…very deep!)

    • Marcelo Pinheiro says:

      Gerry Nightingale I’m not a native english speaker so I might have used the wrong expression.

      What I meant is that the particles are not created from nothing… particles-antiparticles pairs can be created by gamma rays and other energy sources.
      The so called virtual particles are a theorical. They exists as quantum fluctuations of various fields.

      Elaborating further on the other topic of ‘free space’:
      The empty space might have a rest energy state with value as high as it needs to be to explain our universe as it is… that does not matter… we will never be able to tap into this Energy or even measure it. It is a mathematical artifice…

      Think of it like the sea level. To produce energy, we harvest it from a difference of potential.( We *need* a *diference* in potential. Not a potential in relation to a single reference) .
      Supose we drop water from point A to point B to produce work. The lower the point B can be is the sea level. That means we can only harvest energy by dropping it from a certain height to the sea level. From this point we cannot drop it any futher. (We cannot take a water from the ocean and drop it onto itself to produce work either.)

      I does not matter that the water we are dropping is 15000k from the center of the earth. ( if we consider its potential to the center of the earth, it still has a lot of energy). We cant never have this diference of potential without digging a hole first, and that’s the key point.
      To produce work that way we must first spend energy digging the hole… and the most we will get out by dropping something on it will be the energy we have spent digging the hole…
      In this sense , Earths center is inacessible to us as a lower potential point B. The rest energy of the empty space is inacessble the same way..

      To harvest energy from it would require spending energy first… but that does not mean the value of the energy there is zero.

    • Gerry Nightingale says:

      **Your last sentence ‘speaks volumes’ of itself!**( **Imagine ‘energy’ as a ‘metric-of-self’, existing as a ‘potential’, and the actions of matter/mass ‘enable’ that latent-metric to become manifest as ‘patent’…the implications are staggering!** ) Oddly (or perhaps not) ‘EMC2’ still endures under this scenario, along with ‘action & re-action’ being affirmed.  **Unfortunately…current models of ‘particle theory’ would be rendered ‘moot’ by such an interpretation  (although Einstein is still vindicated by it)

    • CyNeX says:

      no ducks were harmed in the making of this video

    • David Bartels says:

      Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell hey FYI the channel Smart Is The New Sexy is stealing your material. They made a video recently titled “Limits of How Far Humanity Can Go in Space” is word for word the same as your video about human space travel. Just a heads up

  2. Gavin says:

    That’s…one big worm…

  3. Jobin says:

    6;19 “Positive mass like people”
    Have you seen the YouTube comment section on a slightly political video?

    • BulletBill110 says:

      Jobin I don’t get it… People in political comment sections are negative mass?

    • DerpyDerpDeDerp says:

      You gotta accentuate the positive, eliminate the negative, latch on to the affirmative, don’t mess with mister In-between. You gotta spread joy, up to the maximum, bring gloom, down to a minimum, have faith, or pandemonium, liable, to walk apon the scene. To illustrate, my last remark, Jonah in the whale, Noah in the ark. What did they do, just when everything looked so dark? Man, they said you better accentuate the positive, eliminate the negative, latch on, to the affirmative, don’t mess, with mister in between.

    • mayantics says:

      nah, those people have a LOT of mass, and low volume; theyre incredibly dense

    • RadiantBlue3 says:

      Konamonogatari TM he already got lol

  4. Muriel Garms says:

    Yay! More videos! ^-^

  5. Mango says:

    Restaurant at the End of the Universe

  6. Alien #42 says:

    I love the vaporwave 80s style!

  7. Justin McIntosh says:

    Dude, I’m still just trying to pronounce the name of this channel lol

  8. L for Loser says:

    This *aesthetic* theme is sick man.

  9. avyeris says:

    Loved how this video is 80s themed.

  10. Arnov Jakaria says:

    4:33 Intersteller reference?

  11. Lucky Luis says:

    Yeah the wormholes are cool and all, _BUT THAT 80s SYNTHWAVE THO_

  12. Ball is LIfe says:

    deep turned upside down is also deep

  13. Scully Loveless says:

    San Junipero

  14. Justin Y. says:

    This has one nice *A E S T H E T I C* vibe, nice!

  15. Man of Matt says:

    Wow! I can’t believe you can cast obsidian!

  16. Luny & Milky says:

    In a nutshell, it’s The Rick n Morty Paradigm ;’)

  17. CuriousReason says:

    That 80’s retro nostalgia :’) My channel was inspired by Kurzgesagt and created 🙂

  18. Ball is LIfe says:

    Is it weird how saying sentences backwards creates backwards sentences saying how weird it is?

  19. Wholesome Lad says:

    Wormholes are in apples, right?

  20. Fonshway says:

    These type of videos are best watched during dinner time or before you go to sleep

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