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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  1. Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell
    Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell
    22 napja

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    1. Mikael Thauland
      Mikael Thauland
      6 órája

      Can I eat meat?

    2. Mikael Thauland
      Mikael Thauland
      6 órája

      Can I eat meat?

    3. Mikael Thauland
      Mikael Thauland
      6 órája

      Can I eat meat?

    4. Mikael Thauland
      Mikael Thauland
      6 órája

      Can I eat meat?

    5. Mikael Thauland
      Mikael Thauland
      6 órája

      Can I eat meat?

  2. Darren Jones
    Darren Jones
    Órája

    This is a good idea but we need to hurry before the sun expands

  3. Kompatybilijny
    Kompatybilijny
    2 órája

    I have a question. How is the support mirror balanced? From what I've seen, it should get pushed away from the planet, as there is no counteracting force.

  4. Eden D
    Eden D
    2 órája

    this get too far and no sense,

  5. Stefan Melchior
    Stefan Melchior
    4 órája

    So the mirror is going to be build of coronavirus?

  6. Head Master
    Head Master
    5 órája

    Can you make a video about mosquitoes stings.

  7. Korra
    Korra
    5 órája

    I wonder how long would it took to make Jupiter star by feeding it with the sun's mass.

  8. Suryanshu Singh
    Suryanshu Singh
    5 órája

    What if all black holes die at the same time

  9. Squirrel guy Happy squirrel
    Squirrel guy Happy squirrel
    6 órája

    Boiii

  10. diganta das
    diganta das
    6 órája

    this channel is more entertaing than netflix

  11. patato patato
    patato patato
    6 órája

    holy $&#@ just clean earth

    1. NetherWolves
      NetherWolves
      2 órája

      To advance our civilization, we must venture to other planets. That doesn’t mean we can’t keep earth nice.

  12. Masahiro Oba
    Masahiro Oba
    6 órája

    It is becoming increasingly obvious that Pyramids are remnants of previous advanced technological civilization rather than creation of primitive pharaohs.

  13. Mikael Thauland
    Mikael Thauland
    6 órája

    Can I eat meat?

  14. Mikael Thauland
    Mikael Thauland
    7 órája

    Can I eat meat?

  15. Mikael Thauland
    Mikael Thauland
    7 órája

    Can I eat meat?

    1. NetherWolves
      NetherWolves
      2 órája

      Sure

  16. Ashmini Hettiarachchi
    Ashmini Hettiarachchi
    7 órája

    why is the chimp always holding a different object in the intro ?

  17. 28 STAB WOUNDS
    28 STAB WOUNDS
    8 órája

    what if we detonated all nuclear warheads in the ocean

  18. JordiPlayz
    JordiPlayz
    8 órája

    5 years later: terraforming universe

  19. roblox gamer
    roblox gamer
    9 órája

    0:20 Hey did you know?That patatoes can grow using mars soil

    1. E E
      E E
      9 órája

      how would you know?

  20. 郭小嫄
    郭小嫄
    9 órája

    Why was the totoro rabbit things there? Ö Are we gonna make Venus into a Ghibli planet?!

  21. 3D_Cheung Cho Yan Ferris張祖仁
    3D_Cheung Cho Yan Ferris張祖仁
    9 órája

    We should protect the earth quickly!

    1. NetherWolves
      NetherWolves
      2 órája

      We should. That doesn’t mean we can’t expand.

  22. rosa
    rosa
    11 órája

    SI STUPPIIID LET S JUST SAVE EARTH and STOP THE BILLIONAIRES FROM DOING WHAT THEY ARE DOING

    1. NetherWolves
      NetherWolves
      2 órája

      We should save the earth, but we can still expand.

  23. Ghos t
    Ghos t
    11 órája

    Please make a video about WW3

    1. E E
      E E
      9 órája

      it doesnt even exist

  24. Wa Shashumga
    Wa Shashumga
    12 órája

    Moral of the story: YEET

  25. The TCLO
    The TCLO
    12 órája

    How about we terraform 🌎. The poor planets gonna be murdered by us

  26. 93CRISISS
    93CRISISS
    13 órája

    This job looks like is for the God. Or for something what was make for image of the God.

  27. krisztián szolnoki
    krisztián szolnoki
    13 órája

    jó videó

  28. Marianne rhxguyen
    Marianne rhxguyen
    13 órája

    The incandescent velvet noteworthily punish because siberian geographically pop off a steep butane. actually, freezing ikebana

  29. super ads
    super ads
    14 órája

    Everything is wrong with this idea its much better to focus on something like Mars and just make humans able to live on it after terramorfing instead of building whole new planet from basics

    1. E E
      E E
      9 órája

      what if mars turns out to be completely uninhabitable?

  30. Stone cat돌고앵이
    Stone cat돌고앵이
    14 órája

    Easiest way : waiting for the traveler

  31. Eric Bong 1827006
    Eric Bong 1827006
    14 órája

    ok we've done mars, the moon, murcury i guess, and venus why not jupiter next?

    1. NetherWolves
      NetherWolves
      2 órája

      Jupiter is a gas giant

  32. Νικόλας Σπυριδάκης
    Νικόλας Σπυριδάκης
    15 órája

    When will you release a new video?

  33. wew lad
    wew lad
    17 órája

    hey guys i just found out i was unsubscribed from your channel, despite being subscribed months ago, i wonder if HUfrom unsubscribed me arbitrarily but here i am again

  34. Beggel
    Beggel
    18 órája

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

  35. Controversial Chris
    Controversial Chris
    18 órája

    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?

  36. IN REGENERATIONE
    IN REGENERATIONE
    18 órája

    Sounds like it would make a good scifi story.

  37. Not_Okay
    Not_Okay
    19 órája

    Karens: “I CaNT BrEAth”

  38. Shlubbers
    Shlubbers
    19 órája

    9:07 the miner thing is kinda sus

  39. Michael Spencer
    Michael Spencer
    19 órája

    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.

  40. Elchin B.
    Elchin B.
    20 órája

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

    1. NetherWolves
      NetherWolves
      2 órája

      @Elchin B. nice

    2. Elchin B.
      Elchin B.
      8 órája

      @E E in each timestamp there were unknown words for me in content which then I can look up their meanings on vocabulary, I am learning english vocabulary this way))

    3. E E
      E E
      9 órája

      helpful, but add what each timestamp is?

  41. Curtis Hartung
    Curtis Hartung
    20 órája

    DIY how to turn venus into earth in three simple steps

  42. That Octoling
    That Octoling
    20 órája

    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?

  43. Craig Harmon
    Craig Harmon
    20 órája

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

    1. NetherWolves
      NetherWolves
      2 órája

      @E E yeah

    2. E E
      E E
      9 órája

      hey, it isnt IMPOSSIBLE in the future, but obviously we can’t do it now

  44. 기가드릴브레이크
    기가드릴브레이크
    21 órája

    congratulations. Your channel issued in south korea.

    1. E E
      E E
      9 órája

      cool

  45. meta 1022
    meta 1022
    21 órája

    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

  46. Jay Tolson
    Jay Tolson
    21 órája

    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.

    1. Stevetimes
      Stevetimes
      19 órája

      Yeah, I would like to see that too.

  47. CxpyCxt
    CxpyCxt
    21 órája

    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?

    1. NetherWolves
      NetherWolves
      2 órája

      That’s insanely far in the future

  48. Jason Drew
    Jason Drew
    21 órája

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

  49. hi
    hi
    22 órája

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

    1. NetherWolves
      NetherWolves
      2 órája

      Doesn’t mean we can’t expand. This video is also about THE FUTURE. By then that will hopefully be solved.

  50. Year Zeta
    Year Zeta
    22 órája

    Now all you need to do is Jupiter

  51. Jerby Benignos
    Jerby Benignos
    Napja

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

    1. TheLordCactus
      TheLordCactus
      21 órája

      *make one*

    2. TheOrangeHeadedFella
      TheOrangeHeadedFella
      Napja

      Guess it wont have waves and tides then

  52. Alexandre
    Alexandre
    Napja

    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)

  53. Salem Alsalem
    Salem Alsalem
    Napja

    this was a butiful vidie

  54. Agent B0771E
    Agent B0771E
    Napja

    If nasa had military budget:

    1. NetherWolves
      NetherWolves
      2 órája

      Yeah lol

  55. Kim Sy
    Kim Sy
    Napja

    3:53 coronavirus

  56. Jam _
    Jam _
    Napja

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

  57. SHN SHR3DD3Rbtw
    SHN SHR3DD3Rbtw
    Napja

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

  58. Jakub Wojciechowski
    Jakub Wojciechowski
    Napja

    Mabye make Venus spin faster?

    1. E E
      E E
      9 órája

      what would it help with?

  59. Shumaker
    Shumaker
    Napja

    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.

    1. NetherWolves
      NetherWolves
      2 órája

      We could also do both

    2. TheOrangeHeadedFella
      TheOrangeHeadedFella
      Napja

      It's just hypothetical

  60. Jaco Pietersen
    Jaco Pietersen
    Napja

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

  61. AJ Ramirez
    AJ Ramirez
    Napja

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

  62. JacobGamer 2010
    JacobGamer 2010
    Napja

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

  63. Random things…
    Random things…
    Napja

    Can you do mm# again

  64. TheCurs3r
    TheCurs3r
    Napja

    Changeless- I mean Nussschale

  65. teenoll
    teenoll
    Napja

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

  66. Felix Mott
    Felix Mott
    Napja

    Can you make a video of Life

  67. Soul Fang
    Soul Fang
    Napja

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

  68. Aniruddha Singh Gautam
    Aniruddha Singh Gautam
    Napja

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

  69. Crytiz
    Crytiz
    Napja

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

  70. Yzzy World
    Yzzy World
    Napja

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

    1. Imandamia 75
      Imandamia 75
      15 órája

      Nope

  71. Crytiz
    Crytiz
    Napja

    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

  72. Shaurya Singh
    Shaurya Singh
    Napja

    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!!!!!!!??????

  73. Bagman !!
    Bagman !!
    Napja

    I love the constant Doctor who refrances with TARDIS

  74. Zafer Metz
    Zafer Metz
    Napja

    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.

  75. UHFStation1
    UHFStation1
    Napja

    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?

  76. Trinity Six Echo
    Trinity Six Echo
    Napja

    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

  77. Richard Gub
    Richard Gub
    Napja

    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 ?!?!?!?!?!

    1. NetherWolves
      NetherWolves
      2 órája

      It shows how thin it would be

  78. cardea jackson
    cardea jackson
    Napja

    ♥️

  79. Jeff
    Jeff
    Napja

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

  80. Kaan Karaca
    Kaan Karaca
    Napja

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

  81. ASHWAJEET PRASAD
    ASHWAJEET PRASAD
    Napja

    so quickly means around 1000 years, got it!

  82. Kholdaimon
    Kholdaimon
    Napja

    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.

  83. Leo Manolis
    Leo Manolis
    Napja

    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.

  84. Samit Biswas
    Samit Biswas
    Napja

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

  85. Proud Straight White Man
    Proud Straight White Man
    Napja

    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

  86. Pasan Goonewardene
    Pasan Goonewardene
    Napja

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

  87. Eric Southard
    Eric Southard
    Napja

    Who knew it was birbs that built the pyramids?

  88. Oryto Walker
    Oryto Walker
    Napja

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

  89. HoneyComb
    HoneyComb
    Napja

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

  90. Bit K MADDY
    Bit K MADDY
    Napja

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

    1. NetherWolves
      NetherWolves
      2 órája

      THE GOVERNMENT

  91. Ryan C
    Ryan C
    Napja

    A load of bullshit

    1. NetherWolves
      NetherWolves
      2 órája

      no u

  92. Ka Fs
    Ka Fs
    Napja

    !?!?!?!

  93. Chris Kern
    Chris Kern
    Napja

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

    1. Viporal
      Viporal
      24 perccel

      God isn't real

  94. Saj 7
    Saj 7
    Napja

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

  95. Joe Presti
    Joe Presti
    Napja

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

  96. MUHAMMAD ADAM DANISH BIN SHAHRUL AZRIL Moe
    MUHAMMAD ADAM DANISH BIN SHAHRUL AZRIL Moe
    Napja

    Kurzgesagt,can you try streaming

  97. Peter .C
    Peter .C
    Napja

    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...

  98. Winston
    Winston
    Napja

    7:49 TINY SMALL FRY IN A CONTAINER GIVE HIM TO ME-

  99. William Moran
    William Moran
    Napja

    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 ..🙊🙉🙈

  100. Big Iron Cheems
    Big Iron Cheems
    Napja

    Pov:your smarter than NASA scientists