How To Terraform Venus (Quickly)


  1. Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell

    Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell

    21 degi síðan síðan

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    • Alexandre


      7 klukkustundum síðan

      Great video but I think none of this will happen because by all this time needed to do it we will have already upload our consciousnesses in silicones ships or similar and we will invent wholes new types of world not needing all that mess of biological constrains... (water, oxygene, 20ºC, 1 bar, day/night cycle, low radiations, and etc)

    • Dolly Dalmatian

      Dolly Dalmatian

      14 klukkustundum síðan

      Hi there kurzgeagt I have a question about the ocean, why is the sea salty?

    • Intense Guy

      Intense Guy

      22 klukkustundum síðan

      Hey @Kurzgesagt ! Would you please make a video on RH factor.The blood related Rhesus factor.

    • Palmer Aviles

      Palmer Aviles

      Degi Síðan síðan

      Any chance you guys could do a video about ecumenopolis?

    • Gabe “Heartz13” Saravia

      Gabe “Heartz13” Saravia

      Degi Síðan síðan

      why do apes and monkeys look similar to humans, can you make a video like that about Anthropoid Primates (Simians) and all of the Similarities and Differences between Apes, Monkeys and humans?

  2. Beggel


    51 mínútu síðan

    How likely would it be that an object in space would collide with the mirror used to cool Venus?

  3. Controversial Chris

    Controversial Chris

    54 mínútum síðan

    Could the dry ice be used to initiate some kind of tectonic movement, Venus doesn't have tectonics but it does have geological activity such as volcanoes, could we alter that?



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    Sounds like it would make a good scifi story.

  5. Not_Okay


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    Karens: “I CaNT BrEAth”

  6. Shlubbers


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    9:07 the miner thing is kinda sus

  7. Michael Spencer

    Michael Spencer

    2 klukkustundum síðan

    Last year during confinement, I found myself so bored that I fantasized a lot about various subjects, and one of them was space colonization and terraformation. I imagined an advanced alien civilisation, type II to type III on Kardashev scale (closer to type III), and how they could terraform the inner planets of our solar system for us using their advanced technology based on wormholes, not in a matter of milleniums or centuries, but just a few decades through hard terraforming and the use of tremendous means and amounts of matter and energy. And for venus, I came up with this ridiculous 8-step terraforming plan: Before the terraforming, they build 2 megastructures: the 1st one around the Sun to harvest solar energy, and the 2nd one around Jupiter to harvest jovian matter (mainly hydrogen and helium to create other heavier elements). Just as a reminder, you need 5 things to build something: matter, energy, time, workforce and knowledge. 1- Creation of a solar shield => decrease of illumination and radiation levels => decrease of surface temperature 2- Orbit modification to move the planet away from the sun and bring it closer to the habitable zone => decrease of illumination and radiation levels => decrease of surface temperature 3- Inversion and acceleration of the rotation => creation of a stable and regular day/night cycle => equalization of surface temperatures 4- Core's "defibrilation" => creation of a planetary magnetic field => decrease of radiation levels 5- Drilling of volcanic wells in the future oceanic zones to regulate internal pressure and stop volcanism elsewhere, sealing of original volcanoes 6- Exportation of the atmosphere to Jupiter => decrease in atmospheric density => drop in atmospheric pressure => decrease of surface temperature 7- Treatment of soils by large-scale nanotechnological reshuffle => modification of soil composition (suitable for life) over a certain thickness (~ 10m) 8- Import of a terrestrial atmosphere (rich in water) from Jupiter (artificially made) => precipitations (erosion) => formation of rivers, lakes, oceans... => rising water level This leaves us with a perfectly habitable and fertile, yet lifeless world for us to explore, colonize and seed.

  8. Elchin B.

    Elchin B.

    3 klukkustundum síðan

    2:49 3:47 4:10 5:27 5:33 8:26 11:18

  9. Curtis Hartung

    Curtis Hartung

    3 klukkustundum síðan

    DIY how to turn venus into earth in three simple steps

  10. That Octoling

    That Octoling

    3 klukkustundum síðan

    I have a question at 4:22 there was a part of a solar panel I’m a bit confuse the one on the left is being pushed back from the ones behind the planet but the one behind the planet or being pushed back at all how does it not get pushed back?

  11. Craig Harmon

    Craig Harmon

    3 klukkustundum síðan

    Terraform Venus? You must be out of your freaking gourd.

  12. 기가드릴브레이크


    3 klukkustundum síðan

    congratulations. Your channel issued in south korea.

  13. meta 1022

    meta 1022

    3 klukkustundum síðan

    Plot twist: we are gonna terraform earth but then somethin* is gonna happen causing humans to die and new life on Venus will evolve and earth will turn hot like the current Venus and it would be swapped

  14. Jay Tolson

    Jay Tolson

    4 klukkustundum síðan

    Love your videos. You make learning so much fun. My kid brothers even watch. I’d love to see something about tsunamis if you ever get the time.

    • Stevetimes


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      Yeah, I would like to see that too.

  15. CxpyCxt


    4 klukkustundum síðan

    It would probably take so long that the sun would ingulf it by the time this happens, so maybe we should use those big mirrors for Earth when the sun becomes a red giant?

  16. Jason Drew

    Jason Drew

    4 klukkustundum síðan

    "it might be easier than you think". Wtf, basically every step proposed in the video seems nearly impossible.

  17. hi


    5 klukkustundum síðan

    we cant even get plastic out of our oceans or stop global warming

  18. Year Zeta

    Year Zeta

    5 klukkustundum síðan

    Now all you need to do is Jupiter

  19. Jerby Benignos

    Jerby Benignos

    7 klukkustundum síðan

    But Venus doesn’t have moon? How it’s possible?

    • TheLordCactus


      3 klukkustundum síðan

      *make one*

    • TheOrangeHeadedFella


      6 klukkustundum síðan

      Guess it wont have waves and tides then

  20. Alexandre


    7 klukkustundum síðan

    Great video but I think none of this will happen because by all this time needed to do it we will have already upload our consciousnesses in silicones ships or similar and we will invent wholes new types of world not needing all that mess of biological constrains... (water, oxygene, 20ºC, 1 bar, day/night cycle, low radiations, and etc)

  21. Salem Alsalem

    Salem Alsalem

    7 klukkustundum síðan

    this was a butiful vidie

  22. Agent B0771E

    Agent B0771E

    8 klukkustundum síðan

    If nasa had military budget:

  23. Kim Sy

    Kim Sy

    9 klukkustundum síðan

    3:53 coronavirus

  24. Jam _

    Jam _

    10 klukkustundum síðan

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

  25. SHN SHR3DD3Rbtw

    SHN SHR3DD3Rbtw

    10 klukkustundum síðan

    Whatever we do on Venus don’t bring mosquitoes and cockroaches back

  26. Jakub Wojciechowski

    Jakub Wojciechowski

    10 klukkustundum síðan

    Mabye make Venus spin faster?

  27. Shumaker


    11 klukkustundum síðan

    This video is just ridiculous! How about we fix the Earth instead?? If the Earth is doomed we deserve to go with it. Not run away like cowards after we caused the issue.

    • TheOrangeHeadedFella


      6 klukkustundum síðan

      It's just hypothetical

  28. Jaco Pietersen

    Jaco Pietersen

    12 klukkustundum síðan

    If it was so difficult to terraform venus, why dont we just fix the earth?

  29. AJ Ramirez

    AJ Ramirez

    12 klukkustundum síðan

    Can we all take a second to realize how many times this cast of birds has been killed in the most absurd of ways

  30. JacobGamer 2010

    JacobGamer 2010

    13 klukkustundum síðan

    I think the President and PM would make a good deal with this plan after many years

  31. Random things…

    Random things…

    13 klukkustundum síðan

    Can you do mm# again

  32. TheCurs3r


    13 klukkustundum síðan

    Changeless- I mean Nussschale

  33. teenoll


    14 klukkustundum síðan

    I love your DIY videos they're so easy to make! NO HATE 😂

  34. Felix Mott

    Felix Mott

    14 klukkustundum síðan

    Can you make a video of Life

  35. Soul Fang

    Soul Fang

    14 klukkustundum síðan

    It's way to complicated to explane but in simple words Earth would be a dead planet

  36. Aniruddha Singh Gautam

    Aniruddha Singh Gautam

    14 klukkustundum síðan

    I saw the title abd imagined a NASA scientist searching for a tutorial on ISboths

  37. Crytiz


    15 klukkustundum síðan

    Just because something takes a while doesn't mean its hard to do

  38. Yzzy World

    Yzzy World

    15 klukkustundum síðan

    Step one: Open to LAN Step two: Turn on cheats Step three: Creative mode ez.

  39. Crytiz


    15 klukkustundum síðan

    Shorthax because there's a little thing called greenhouse gasses that humans are accelerating, if we want to turn earth back to earth, we need to industrialize another planet, or keep it on earth and live on another planet

  40. Shaurya Singh

    Shaurya Singh

    15 klukkustundum síðan

    Can you guys please make a video of different types of Nuclear reactor? explaining different technologies behind them and nuclear reactors which just in books and are not built practically but can be with determination Please guys!!!!!!!??????

  41. Bagman !!

    Bagman !!

    15 klukkustundum síðan

    I love the constant Doctor who refrances with TARDIS

  42. Zafer Metz

    Zafer Metz

    15 klukkustundum síðan

    On earth, Jeff, Bill, Elon control almost everything on earth and live a happy life on their yachts, mansions, with 11 figure wallets. Obviously they would not live in depressive, dangerous place with zero View to anything. So if they establish a colony one day on Mars, I doubt they are the ones who will leave seasides, lakes, expensive women and gourmet food on earth to living like shit.

  43. UHFStation1


    16 klukkustundum síðan

    Why not increase the mass of mars and drag it closer to sun? Wouldn't that be easier? And Mercury and Venus won't be eaten by sun towards the end of its life?

  44. Trinity Six Echo

    Trinity Six Echo

    16 klukkustundum síðan

    How u managed to do with all this support, merch, patreon ads and everything only 1 maybe 2 videos every MONTH, i mean before all that help you managed to produce the same or even more videos than now, amazed i am

  45. Richard Gub

    Richard Gub

    17 klukkustundum síðan

    I have a question for Kurzgesagt, what Coronavirus has to do with this episode, as you can see at the 3:53 minutes of the video when the mirror is showing, strangely a coronavirus writing appears in a white circle ?!?!?!?!?!

  46. cardea jackson

    cardea jackson

    17 klukkustundum síðan


  47. Jeff


    17 klukkustundum síðan

    As a billionair i would start doing it today, too many people are rich but primitiv without Vision.

  48. Kaan Karaca

    Kaan Karaca

    17 klukkustundum síðan

    Or… we could use a fraction of these resources to heal our own planet and turn to green, renewable energy sources?



    18 klukkustundum síðan

    so quickly means around 1000 years, got it!

  50. Kholdaimon


    20 klukkustundum síðan

    How about creating zeppelins filled with cyanobacteria and letting float around the upper layers of Venus' atmosphere, letting CO2 in and O2 out? Then every so often you pull a Zeppelin that is full of cyano-bacteria colonies out of the atmosphere and release the carbon they fixated into space before lowering it down again. So we need satellites or space stations around the planet with pulley systems. That sounds way easier, we just need to find a material strong enough to withstand the acidic clouds, but still light enough to float in the extremely dense atmosphere of Venus. Which must be a lot easier then figuring out how to create giant mirrors and keeping them in the right place at all times then slinging CO2 out of the atmosphere from the surface, etc. Also, if I am not mistaken there is already a lot of water on Venus, it just is not liquid due to pressure, temperature and interaction with other molecules. I don't know if we need to transport all that much to Venus if we fix those problems.

  51. Leo Manolis

    Leo Manolis

    20 klukkustundum síðan

    When this does happen and countries colonise, do you think there will be whole new wars for independence? Hopefully we will have transcended past war by then. We seem to have transcended already.

  52. Samit Biswas

    Samit Biswas

    21 klukkustund síðan

    10:20 If this type of creature will form in VENUS, then I'm not going to venus 😁😁

  53. Proud Straight White Man

    Proud Straight White Man

    21 klukkustund síðan

    I can imagine humans who are having a bad time trying to terraform Venus and read the title and think it's a tutorial LMAO

  54. Pasan Goonewardene

    Pasan Goonewardene

    22 klukkustundum síðan

    future humans watching this.... remember me , i was here

  55. Eric Southard

    Eric Southard

    22 klukkustundum síðan

    Who knew it was birbs that built the pyramids?

  56. Oryto Walker

    Oryto Walker

    22 klukkustundum síðan

    now, how to terraform mars quickly!!!!!!

  57. HoneyComb


    23 klukkustundum síðan

    Haven’t watched this channel in years, glad to see its still hear and teaching many people!

  58. Bit K MADDY

    Bit K MADDY

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    Imagine that earth was also created by our ancestors this way but our memory was wiped out by the government 🙄🙄🙄

  59. Ryan C

    Ryan C

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    A load of bullshit

  60. Ka Fs

    Ka Fs

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  61. Chris Kern

    Chris Kern

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    Man, God would be sheading a tear like: "Their all grown up :,)" looking at us doing this XD

  62. Saj 7

    Saj 7

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    I am constantly amazed at the ideas of what mankind could do in the future

  63. Joe Presti

    Joe Presti

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    if we send a ridiculous amount of wooks they’ll put that nitrogen to good use real quick



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    Kurzgesagt,can you try streaming

  65. Peter .C

    Peter .C

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    I think the most eye-opening thing is that even if you were to block out the sun entirely, it would still take 200 years for enough heat to leave venus for CO2 to freeze...

  66. Winston


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  67. William Moran

    William Moran

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    Since there is phosphine in the atmosphere to terraform it would basically destroy the life that's possibly there. So sounds about human to me, humans in space such a great idea ..🙊🙉🙈

  68. Big Iron Cheems

    Big Iron Cheems

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    Pov:your smarter than NASA scientists

  69. Rajnish Kashyap

    Rajnish Kashyap

    Degi Síðan síðan

    the light particles reflected by the mirror back might cause some trouble

  70. FireFist590


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    Pfft. Maybe we could terraform venus when hell froze over-

  71. Adam Montana

    Adam Montana

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    Please do a Video about how Crypto Currency could help support the growth of sustainable energy

  72. Rift


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    So, basically, what I'm getting from this is, all of our problems could be solved if we just funded dat shit.

  73. Tony Estrada

    Tony Estrada

    Degi Síðan síðan

    why do people think this is a good idea?

  74. ishak dkhili

    ishak dkhili

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    Make a video about terraforming mars

  75. Kacper Pacek

    Kacper Pacek

    Degi Síðan síðan

    Yeah, seems easy

    • FGC PEAK

      FGC PEAK

      Degi Síðan síðan

      right? This channel is so silly lol. no wonder it gets so many dislikes

  76. Will Munoz

    Will Munoz

    Degi Síðan síðan

    Idea/request for a video. Sortof on the vein of what if Earth got kicked out of the solar system by a passing star/black hole/planet. Here's the idea: what if the Earth was knocked by gravity... ....into the sun?

  77. derzerbg


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    what a complete waste of time

  78. Ash Azhari

    Ash Azhari

    Degi Síðan síðan

    have you watched wizards tales of arcadia? well you need to be hisirdoux to live through that

  79. Ash Azhari

    Ash Azhari

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    we wont be here in a century

  80. Ash Azhari

    Ash Azhari

    Degi Síðan síðan

    i just thought you could drop a few tiny nuclear power plants to change CO2 intooxygen and diamonds and now your rich buy some skyhooks to speed up your deliveries or just get a skyhook from the start

  81. SimpleSam


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    Nah, just shoot wonderful little packets of extremophiles. Once a few stick, they will figure the rest out. :) After all, we did, didn't we?

  82. OAK


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    Imagine if they used the moon to build a Death Star lmao

  83. Aleksandar Počanić

    Aleksandar Počanić

    Degi Síðan síðan

    One of the many plot twists : Europa becomes inhabitable when ice is partially removed ; we will destroy something with that mirror....

  84. Ignacio Silva

    Ignacio Silva

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    Giant orbital mirror: "lets terraform venus" Asteroid: "Nope"

  85. Anime.critik


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    Casualy makes a video on terraforming venus QUICKLY

  86. Ante Eklund

    Ante Eklund

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    Sign me up!

  87. LilyJH!


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    mrbeast in 4000: "last to leave Venus, keeps it"

  88. Filosofando Filosofía Filosóficamente Filosófica

    Filosofando Filosofía Filosóficamente Filosófica

    Degi Síðan síðan

    Excelent... But I would prefer a faster way. XD

  89. FrancisM


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    This is cool and all, but this somehow ends on people using farts as propulsion to move across space.

  90. Иван Фунтиков

    Иван Фунтиков

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    add subtitles in Russian, please !!!))) 🙏🙏🙏

  91. Мексика


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    My favorite part was yeeting Co2 into a moon

  92. Udit Agarwal

    Udit Agarwal

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    Pls include a good quote at the start like the greatest illusion of life is continuity that u put in your video

  93. Edgars Hartmanis

    Edgars Hartmanis

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    And cool!

  94. Edgars Hartmanis

    Edgars Hartmanis

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    I like the drawing it's soo cut ;)

  95. Frank Jones

    Frank Jones

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    Plot twist: Venetians did this to Earth

  96. lovely


    Degi Síðan síðan

    What if the mirror blocks the sunlight that is moving to earth? We whould freeze to death or plants would die. 🥶🤯😱🧟‍♂️🧟‍♀️🌍🌎🌏🌋⛰🏔🗻

  97. lovely


    Degi Síðan síðan

    Well... why does is matter because we would be already dead before we can live at Venus. Time passing 🙂😐🤨🤕😵 Just leave it to our descendants.

  98. RIP JAWS


    Degi Síðan síðan

    Kurzgesagt in 2049: teraforming Pluto or the first Pluto space base.

  99. Glenn Harris

    Glenn Harris

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    send the excess co2 and nitrogen to mars to produce an atmosphere there... if you're terraforming one inner planet, you might as well terraform two.

  100. Timmy Hu

    Timmy Hu

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    3:53 *demonitized*