What if We Nuke the Moon?

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What would happen if we were to detonate a very very powerful nuclear weapon on the moon? Would the explosion knock its orbit towards earth, causing tidal waves and misery? Could the moon be destroyed, showering the earth in a rain of meteoric death?

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    • MrRakvalen


      3 napja

      what if we detonated every nuke on the moon?

    • Sau Yat Samuel Chan

      Sau Yat Samuel Chan

      5 napja

      How about we nuke the sun

    • Spixey


      9 napja

      Indonesia translete

    • Ez Name

      Ez Name

      21 napja

      @Vibun Ai Chuan cho người khác có 9 OK

    • Kpop Scenario

      Kpop Scenario

      28 napja


  2. Dervy


    5 órája

    we're gonna need more nukes

  3. Ahmed Farooqui

    Ahmed Farooqui

    6 órája

    Why would anyone even think of this?

  4. Dr_for_the_win


    8 órája

    Okay, this was great. BUT, what if we used all the uranium we had on earth. Just like in the “what if we blew up every nuke on earth” video. (Ps. These visuals are amazing)

  5. Jared Nelson

    Jared Nelson

    8 órája

    Nothing will happen. No o2 to fuel a fire. Also the moon is radiated anyways. Its called SOLAR RADIATION. Why we can't make a base there in the first. This guy is not as smart as i thought. And i don't think a nuke be that effective. You actually need a bit of an atmosphere to start a good amount of reactions. It will just fizzle with little harm maybe a very small crater. Thats if it even goes off.

  6. MerlinAnimations


    12 órája

    "it's been a weird year in the year 12020" WHAT

  7. Alvaro Rodriguez Gomez

    Alvaro Rodriguez Gomez

    13 órája

    i would love to see a nuke explode in the moon



    14 órája

    Nuking the Moon in a Nutshell------did we nuke the monn or did it fall back to earth?-------no Sir we DID nuke the moon we just didn't think we did

  9. Josh Slocum

    Josh Slocum

    17 órája

    Theres a movie called earthstorm that kinds deals with bombs on the moon. Maybe not quite as big a scale but...it's a decent flick.

  10. Piotr Hazymut

    Piotr Hazymut

    22 órája

    Why there's no polish subtitles?

  11. Youxxef aka Josef

    Youxxef aka Josef


    The moon is racist. It’s white and black people can’t live there without being instantly killed.

  12. Yefran Guzman

    Yefran Guzman


    Que paso con los subtítulos en español???

  13. Alka tiwari

    Alka tiwari


    at 5:20 i noticed that there is a willhelm scream

  14. AriThe Log

    AriThe Log


    hmm *looks at Der Eisendrach* Hmm *remembering that this channel has a German Version* *me remembering that Richtofen is German* HMMMMMMM

  15. Dươngg Vương

    Dươngg Vương


    This question may sound stupid but I want to know what if we nuke the hurricane. Does it will blow away the hurricane or just doing nothing to it

  16. John Lacey

    John Lacey


    07:15 ...last video of the year twelve thousand twenty...??? Did I fall asleep for 10,000 years and not realize it?

  17. Hypershot



    it would be bad

  18. The Smile

    The Smile


    Rwby fans: hmmm

  19. Oguz Tuna

    Oguz Tuna


    Türkçe altyazı için teşekkürler.

  20. Aspen Jones

    Aspen Jones


    Fuck shit don’t give humans any ideas they already fucked this planet enough now you want to jack up another one

  21. Skeleton590


    2 napja

    Moonnukem 3D Please tell me someone gets the reference.

  22. MoYapH X

    MoYapH X

    2 napja

    Then mars it is .

  23. I have no future

    I have no future

    2 napja

    Well that was intense

  24. Tamlyn Burleigh

    Tamlyn Burleigh

    2 napja

    Really interesting, thank you.

  25. Peacock Tiger

    Peacock Tiger

    2 napja

    I want a video about detonating 10b tsar bombas or detonating 10b tons of tsar bombas or what would happen if we detonated 10b tons of tsar bombas please do it

  26. Random


    2 napja

    what we need to learn: how to pay taxes and live what schools force us to learn:

    • Random



      @I have no futureno lol

    • I have no future

      I have no future

      2 napja

      I mean are you complaining? This is awesome

  27. vid126


    2 napja

    "While bedrock is pulverized too rubble" Minecraft players: The WHAT

    • vid58


      2 napja

      Well only on creative

  28. Zackery Koh

    Zackery Koh

    2 napja

    Let's nuke planet neptune

    • Zackery Koh

      Zackery Koh

      2 napja

      let's nuke pluto

    • Zackery Koh

      Zackery Koh

      2 napja

      What if we nuke Jupiter and Neptune

  29. Pontus von Geijer

    Pontus von Geijer

    2 napja

    Donald Trump is the best! :)



    2 napja

    the explosion breaks bedrock Minecraft players: impossible...

  31. Amrio


    2 napja


  32. Daniel Chong

    Daniel Chong

    3 napja

    The soundtrack(s) for this video is so good.

  33. ᐕ_ᴄᴀᴛᴛᴀʙᴇʟʟ


    3 napja

    Now we need a answer to why we havent done that yet

  34. Saladin


    3 napja

    적어도 수성크기정도는 부딪혀야지 궤도가 바뀌지.

  35. ShrimpPimp


    3 napja

    This is how dr eggman pissed on the moon

  36. Sielntie Games

    Sielntie Games

    3 napja

    What if we nuke mars

    • John Gardner

      John Gardner

      3 napja

      Gotta nuke sumpthin'.

  37. Poggers with a Hard R

    Poggers with a Hard R

    3 napja

    "Moon's Haunted" "Excuse me?" "Moon's Haunted"

  38. AdiB


    3 napja

    Why these violent thoughts?😂

  39. Leandro Parmejani

    Leandro Parmejani

    3 napja

    Legendem em português rapaziada

  40. cyrus jyrell cartoons

    cyrus jyrell cartoons

    3 napja

    I want!

  41. pandaz gaming

    pandaz gaming

    3 napja

    how about we dont

  42. Michael Alberto

    Michael Alberto

    3 napja

    That last line didnt age well

  43. Wylyth


    3 napja

    Next you should do what happens when you nuke a place with a heavy atmosphere, like Venus.

  44. Sir Spangle

    Sir Spangle

    3 napja

    sinatra would be frightened

  45. Delta


    4 napja

    I've come to make an announcement

  46. TomerP פלץ

    TomerP פלץ

    4 napja

    Su and Us be like: “okay, so... blowing up the moon or bombing mercury, your choise”

  47. amorgos


    4 napja


  48. Myri


    4 napja

    the real question is why?

  49. Zombie Doe

    Zombie Doe

    4 napja

    maybe we should just not do that.

  50. Daan Fossion

    Daan Fossion

    4 napja

    it could be a really dumb question, but do you guys animate games like that one where an icebear hits a penguin so hard with a baseballbat that it flies away like into space?

  51. James The first

    James The first

    4 napja

    Why would we nuke the moon

  52. Aishwariya Roy

    Aishwariya Roy

    4 napja

    Scientists: Oil has been found on the moon Anericans:

  53. irrelevanced


    4 napja

    4:40 wait bedrock pulverised?!!? They’re cheating in creative mode!!!! 😳🤬😡

  54. Joshua Chenery

    Joshua Chenery

    4 napja

    You could use a telescope 🔭

  55. Sasha Petrenko

    Sasha Petrenko

    4 napja

    Kurzgesagt at the start of video: you gonna die. 1 minute later: but nah we good, bros.

  56. SHMOUSEY86


    4 napja

    What if we shot a beam of laser piss destroying half the moon from a space station built by a madman to kill a black and red hentai alien?

  57. ItsRiccieboy


    4 napja

    The year twelvethousand and twenty? Huh

  58. Goose


    4 napja

    I love how for every useful kurzgesagt video, there’s one of these

  59. poep eter

    poep eter

    4 napja


  60. poep eter

    poep eter

    4 napja

    So this is not a good idea right?

  61. Macuchan


    4 napja

    If we nuked the earth we would be the dumbest species

  62. Chr1stown


    5 napja

    What’s the song at 4:30?

  63. Charlie F

    Charlie F

    5 napja

    HE SAID LAST VIDEO OF 12020 😭😭😭😭😭

  64. ⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻ ⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻

    ⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻ ⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻

    5 napja

    the music is suprisingly good

  65. Montage Main

    Montage Main

    5 napja

    1220? Are you a time traveler

  66. Matt Bates

    Matt Bates

    5 napja

    7:13: your last video of the year 12,020?

  67. Julio Arratia

    Julio Arratia

    5 napja

    When my parents see my grades: 1:40

  68. Gianny Crazy

    Gianny Crazy

    5 napja

    the larger the plasma gets the cooler it becomes -samual hayden

  69. Prasenjit Chakravarty

    Prasenjit Chakravarty

    5 napja

    Plz make a video of nuking Mars plz!!!!

  70. kristen villarta

    kristen villarta

    5 napja


  71. T-800 CSM101

    T-800 CSM101

    5 napja

    A nuke in space is just an over priced EMP.

  72. T-800 CSM101

    T-800 CSM101

    5 napja

    Nuking the moon would be impossible. No oxygen. All explosions need oxygen.

  73. Rémi


    5 napja

    french subtitle please 😟

  74. itachi uchiha

    itachi uchiha

    5 napja


  75. Enzo


    5 napja

    The music is amazing

  76. Glitchify


    5 napja

    Now this is content

  77. Eli Stephenson

    Eli Stephenson

    5 napja

    this is a certified space 1999 moment

  78. Dhruv M Draut

    Dhruv M Draut

    6 napja

    0:45 Why do I hear interstellar music?

  79. Kevan Aberdale

    Kevan Aberdale

    6 napja

    Nuke = darkness hellfire 4 Island flame of electromagnetic destruction chubby chaser fat fetish electromagnetic cloud being plasma demons

  80. 404 user not found

    404 user not found

    6 napja

    whenever i play stellaris i just use your soundtrack

  81. The 2 headed human hydra 12

    The 2 headed human hydra 12

    6 napja

    i am birb

  82. Cones


    6 napja

    Bomb the moon BEFORE we setup things.

  83. Dr. Stupidsmurts

    Dr. Stupidsmurts

    6 napja

    I don’t know why I noticed this but whenever a nuke explodes he says let’s slow down time

    • Dr. Stupidsmurts

      Dr. Stupidsmurts

      5 napja

      @Yiğithan Kılınç thanks I sort of knew that I thought that one of those explosions lasted like 1 or 2 minutes but I knew he had to slow down time to explain everything

    • Yiğithan Kılınç

      Yiğithan Kılınç

      5 napja

      Well, if he didn't, the video would only be a few minutes since it's a very sudden explosion and doesn't even last a minute. 5:48

  84. MennQ


    6 napja

    One question, why would we even nuke the moon

  85. wack


    6 napja

    Why did he say year 1221?

  86. mesiveloni


    6 napja

    Damn guess ill cancel my plans :c

  87. ssyndrxme!


    7 napja

    Korosensei would be proud.

  88. Myname Has3Ns

    Myname Has3Ns

    7 napja

    Koro Sensei: *sweating*

  89. RX


    7 napja

    Make Indonesian channel, I can help.

  90. Eevee • 69 years ago

    Eevee • 69 years ago

    7 napja

    7:15 12020?

  91. Mohamed Zyad Chaaib

    Mohamed Zyad Chaaib

    7 napja

    and then me getting my own belt out be like world war 3

  92. warhol


    7 napja

    Love the Hans Zimmer-esque music

  93. Mohamed Zyad Chaaib

    Mohamed Zyad Chaaib

    7 napja

    my mom hitting me with her belt at 3 am be like

  94. No Name

    No Name

    7 napja

    the best of 12,020 book should of been really smaller

  95. Filipe Nunes Da Encarnacao

    Filipe Nunes Da Encarnacao

    7 napja

    Just get a B I G G E R N U K E

  96. nayrrd1


    7 napja

    What if We Nuke a gas giant?

  97. Rodier Ratafakus

    Rodier Ratafakus

    7 napja

    So what if we push moon a bit?

  98. Tom M

    Tom M

    7 napja

    To G+G, Personally I am suspicious of arguing to the ATF about the forearm brace. If Dipman is the head honcho these opinions will be people to go after first. I have a .300 blackout, AR, with binary trigger, AK pistol set the same way and a MPA 9mm pistol. I will not voluntarily turn these in.

  99. Shaun Link

    Shaun Link

    7 napja

    kurzgesagt: *searches up about nuculear stuff* his fbi agent: "that bastards of to something"

  100. Phantom Wraith

    Phantom Wraith

    7 napja

    Humans: **Shoots a nuke at the moon** The Moon, which has been hit by asteroids a hundred times more powerful than the Tsar Bomb: "Oh no. Anyway."