How To Terraform Venus (Quickly)

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Leaving earth to find new homes in space is an old dream of humanity and will sooner or later be necessary for our survival. The planet that gets the most attention is Mars, a small, toxic and energy poor planet that just about seems good enough for a colony of depressed humans huddled in underground cities.

But what if we think bigger? What if we take Venus, one of the most hostile and deadly places in the solar system and turn it into a colony? Not by building lofty cloud cities, but by creating a proper second earth? It might be easier than you think.

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    • @Memecious no rick roll pls

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    • This would be even funnier if this was a rickroll

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    • @kurzgesagt - In a Nutshell what is the earth collapse like a star? With that topic alone be enough for a video or is my imagination just being stupid with me

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  • 0:36 'It might be easier than you think' : Constructing a planetary mirror system, constructing an arteficial moon, moving enough ice straight through half of the Solar System. Yup, definetly easier than I thought.

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  • Why not try it on Earth first and reduce the current CO2 levels to reduce global warming.

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  • Wouldn’t it be different without a moon to create tides and water would just be stagnant? Or would the mirrors circling the planet create movement?

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  • How do you make a stationary mirror in space?

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  • How will we make so big mirror that can cover venus

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  • 7:53 love the splatoon salmonoid in the background

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  • Who knows...... If Elon Musk also watched this video.

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  • Quick idea for the use of the sequestered co2 (sorry if I misspelt that). plants breath in co2 and leave oxygen as a by product. so if we give plants co2, we could effectivlehy manufsacture oxygen. its just a idea and i wouldnt be surpried if it was wrong.

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  • Bruh to reach at that level of technology it will take us more than 500years if compared to today's technology 😑 It will be better if we use that technology to change earth again into in living state instead of wasting materials on venus 😑

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  • 1:24 dang bruh he dead dead O_O

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  • Maybe….just maybe… the moon is a giant mirror that’s been covered in rocks and dust from impacts that an alien race used to terraform earth.

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  • We can't even take care of our own earth. We would just destroy another planet like a virus.

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  • Kurzgesagt always makes me hopeful for our future

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  • Reply what you’d call our new planet.

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  • It might be easier to just buy another Earth-like planet from the Ferengi!

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  • Jesus you fucking killed Mars colonists.

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  • F O M O: Fear of mussing out

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  • This is actually harder and longer than I thought. Booo

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  • can someone explain the coronavirus mention part at 3:55? its talking about a opaque solar sail..... with coronavirus? wtf

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  • How about we push Europa and make it hit Venus!

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  • 7:48 if you look at the right you see a red cheep cheep from super mario

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  • 7:50 the salmonid also has his golden egg!

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  • We should totally do this. If we allow ourselves to succumb to a random large asteroid ☄️ that is meaningless

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  • Thank you, trying this method tomroow

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  • We call it "Greenus"

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  • Its like Star Wars

  • 👁️👄👁️

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  • God hasn't unlocked the Venus stage yet Kurzegesagt but you keep trying to glitch thru FIRIN YA LAZUHS! 😅

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  • why is there coronavirus on the mirror (3:54)

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  • Bruh but if something hits the mirror things???

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  • highly unlikely

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  • Venus: Nothing Can Survive On Me Humans: *i am 4 parallel universes ahead of you.*

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  • The pushy bath lastly knock because wash daily chew amidst a deserted psychology. sincere, naughty plane

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  • You actually should'nt make it into another earth because there will be many astreoids hitting and it'll turn all back to before

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  • Also all planets generate geomagnetic energy that can easily be harnessed for wireless electricity.

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  • Yo this video should go to scientists and do this with future technologies

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  • am gonna miss the fall seson

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  • Such an easy diy!!

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  • -laughs in the traveler- (Props if you get that)

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  • You know it's Kurzgesagt when "Quickly" is thousands of years.

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  • What about solar flares?

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  • Can we do this please, just come on, lets quit our bullshit and get started on the real work? no? okay for now

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  • The racial print embryologically encourage because semicolon explicitly water inside a coherent exhaust. loving, cold zephyr

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  • imagine a new animal on venus poggers

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  • I am so amazed every time I watch your videos oh my god. I very much appreciate the way you portray science in such an imaginative way and don't sugar coat it too much like damn, I'm definitely showing these kinds of videos to my little sister when she's older like I grew up with mythbusters and animal planet and it's such a fundamental thing to me. I just love palatable science content so much

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  • i love how they HAD to put “quickly’ in the title

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  • “Hey ferb, i know what we’re gonna do today!”

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  • Sure, we still have about 5 - 10 billion years before our sun turns into a supergiant, but why go closer to the sun if you can find planets or moons further away and at a safer distance from a potential supergiant?

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  • anyone else hear the metal gear solid phantom pain song during the sky hook section? Woahaaaaaaah XD

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  • Bold of you to assume humanity will be around 1000 years from now, let alone whenever we decide to start this project.

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  • if it does get tarafromed i would live there

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  • Elon musk needs to know this

  • One day this video is gonna be the guideline for the guy who colonized Venus

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  • Or we could stop global warming (・_・;)

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  • At that point just keep launching big asteroids at it until the atmosphere breaks and its just a completely void rock that happens to be in the goldie lock zone.

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  • * God's grace * Did you know that God loves you so much that he sent Jesus to save us? Jesus is the son of God! And he loves you very much! To have proof of this, we can say that he emptied himself of all his glory and stepped on the earth! Isn't that wonderful? And there's more! He assured us of salvation! He fulfilled the mission that God gave him! Which is to have a death on the cross for all people in the world! * How do I get to heaven? * It's very simple! -Accept Jesus as your Lord and only Savior! - Repent of your sins daily even those you don't know because you sinned out of ignorance! -Recognize that you do not deserve God's salvation but even with your faults He wanted to save you with his great love and grace! Now about keeping your faith -Read the Bible daily -Pray and fast -Go to a church that follows the word of God May God bless you greatly! 👋

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  • The only thing stopping us from Terraforming Venus, is money

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  • I imagine r/nextlevel and r/madlads "200 years ago this would've been impossible

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  • We'd legit be gods

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  • Kurzgesagt: Terraforming Venus using mirrors, algi, bacteria, water from Europa. Russians: Just nuke it! It'll be alright, the CO2 will start splitting radioactivlly!

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  • I think kurzgesagt handed the creation of this one video to a 10yrs old kid this time.

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  • Yall- what if we once lived on Mars, but like: we ended up on Earth? (Tbh it doesn't make much sense, but WHAT IF)

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  • Watching this makes me feel like we’re lucky that we’re on this planet than I have ever thought

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  • Thanks!

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  • It sounds so easy, we could even do it on Earth!

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    • H20 vapor is a much more potent greenhouse “gas” than c02 is. Methane isn’t much of one either because it oxidizes and disassociates after 10 years

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  • 1:22 Oh...oh I didn't think you did that to the cartoon birdies...

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  • This is possible But Corruption is a thing :(

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  • 7:52 hey wait I know that fish on the right

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  • Kurzgesagt is only "one" that talks about humanity as whole unified civilization, even if humanity was not , is not and will not be as whole, when we listen to them it's motivating and it's depressing at the same time.

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  • then venus would die because humans would take kill it

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  • *makes a mirror* Coronavirus: Hello there Viewers! Me: uh where is the comments about it??

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  • Jeff bezos: write that down write that down!

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  • And cats

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  • every minecraft lets play be like:

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  • 9:48 Totoro reference 😃

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  • I'm A boy on my moms account 1:26 poor birds

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  • Dude all you needed to do was paint the mirror black.😔🧠my brain

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  • Wtf that was brutal 1:21

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  • Dayum we so stronk we need to gym on mars everyday or else no more muscles.

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  • I love all the Nintendo stuff you sneak into your videos

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  • Those mirrors will not be easy to maintain and the solar rays will be a consistent threat to them. And just a TAD of misalignment would totally dismantle this whole idea.

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  • Venus is hotter due mainly to proximity to the sun, and the pressure of its atmosphere, c02 is of little consequence as it has a saturation absorbsion of energy due to its limited scope of absorbsion from the EM spectrum. Mars for example is nearly 100% c02 yet low temperature because of its low atmospheric pressure. Don’t get too confused guys. H20 vapor is a much more potent greenhouse “gas” than c02 is. Methane isn’t much of one either because it oxidizes and disassociates after 10 years

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  • What

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  • Mayhaps we plant some of the hardiest mycelium networks here in 20 years and let them adapt to the environment. If it helped earth form I'm curious to see what primordial fungi could do to the greenhouse planet.

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  • Just a very thin foil with a little structural support.... *(shows up the coronavirus)*

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  • Imagine aliens looking at humans doing this and wondering why it's taking so long

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  • 10:40 and then will set up Flat Venus society Planet Venus rights society And other conspiracies

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  • Im watching it 3 time i think

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  • but if we are going to terraform venus we gotta leave mosquitos back those mf annoying af

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  • "Easier than you think"

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  • Why dont we have kurzgesagt in charge of a colonization program

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  • why is nobody talking about the fact that there's a literal tutorial on how to terraform a planet?

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  • "Easy"

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  • Get tiktok

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  • i don't know man the idea of seeing carbon dioxide ice and water being thrown around in space like that is so funny

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  • thanks man really needed it

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  • All the ideas you have given u make sound so easy. Do you realize how freaking hard it would be to do any on the ideas you’ve given? Edit: not to mention how expensive it would be.

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  • so this might be a stupid question, but if you put the space mirror in front of venus, wouldn't that mean that its orbit is slightly shorter/goes faster around the sun, causing the mirror to inevitably move out of the way of venus?

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  • breaking news: the giant mirror reflecting the sun has moved off course by 2 meters, todays weather 475°C in the west

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