The Most Powerful Objects in the Universe

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All across the immense reaches of time and space, energy is being exchanged, transferred, released, in a great cosmic pinball game we call our universe.

How does energy stitch the cosmos together, and how do we fit within it? We now climb the power scales of the universe, from atoms, nearly frozen to stillness, to Earth's largest explosions. From stars, colliding, exploding, to distant realms so strange and violent they challenge our imaginations. Where will we find the most powerful objects in the universe?

Today, energy is very much on our minds as we search for ways to power our civilization and serve the needs of our citizens. But what is energy? Where does it come from? And where do we stand within the great power streams that shape time and space?

Energy comes from a Greek word for activity or working. In physics, it's simply the property or the state of anything in our universe that allows it to do work. Whether it's thermal, kinetic, electromagnetic, chemical, or gravitational.

The 19th-century German scientist Hermann von Helmholtz found that all forms of energy are equivalent, that one form can be transformed into any other. The laws of physics say that in a closed system - such as our universe - energy is conserved. It may be converted, concentrated, or dissipated, but it's never lost.

James Prescott Joule built an apparatus that demonstrated this principle. It had a weight that when descended into water caused a paddle to rotate. He showed that the gravitational energy lost by the weight is equivalent to heat gained by the water from friction with the paddle. That led to one of several basic energy yardsticks, called a joule. It's the amount needed to lift an apple weighing 100 grams one meter against the pull of Earth's gravity.

In case you were wondering, it takes about one hundred joules to send a tweet, so tweeted a tech from Twitter. The metabolism of an average-sized person, going about their day, generates about 100 joules a second, or 100 watts, the equivalent of a 100-watt light bulb.

In vigorous exercise, the power output of the body goes up by a factor of ten, one order of magnitude, to around a thousand joules per second, or a thousand watts. In a series of leaps, by additional factors of ten, we can explore the full energy spectrum of the universe.

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When I was little, The Discovery Channel and other channels had documentaries like this. Nowadays it's all bullshit, and I'm really grateful that people can make such great and informative scientific videos!

Author — boggo

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God should nerf black holes, it would for sure change the meta

Author — Elmore Mora

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Recognize that the very molecules that make up your body the atoms that construct the molecules are traceable to the crucibles that were once the centers of high mass stars that exploded their chemically enriched guts into the Galaxy. Enriching pristine gas clouds with the chemistry of life. So that we're all connected, to each other biologically, to the earth chemically, and to the rest of the universe atomically. That's kind of cool. That makes me smile. And I actually feel quite large at the end of that. It's not that we are better than the universe. We are part of the universe. We're in the universe and the universe is in us. :)

Author — grumble420

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I thought for sure Thanos would be on the list still a great documentary

Author — Marty Young

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Dear Spacerip. Thank you for the awe inspiring documentaries. :) Keep up the good work.

Author — Dilly Dangles

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22:29 one black hole to rule them all!

Author — djooker

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This is one of the best documentaries of this type I have ever seen... A very imaginative approach! Superb! Thanks!

Author — Matthew Roberts

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The part, "Where will we find the most powerful objects in the universe?" should be changed to, "Where will the most powerful objects in the universe find us?" :p

Author — Sunshine Prospects

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I love how the sound and scene of kinetic energy is a screeching car children sized crash test dummies....at least these smart guys have a sense of humor

Author — conspiracies are just great stories

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im with you to much and to complicated lets just call it "too much"

Author — Accel

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Just a single black hole can harness enough energy to destroy the entire Universe, if it weren't thanks to gravity that keeps all within the black hole itself

Author — Luis Giordano

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This is so interesting! Thank you SpaceRip!

Author — Viktor Svanström

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im watching this just after the conformation of gravity waves yesterday Feb 11 2016 three days after my birthday. what a present

Author — Knight of the Holy Rosary

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3, 000, 000, 000, 000, 000, 000, 000, 000, 000, 000, 000, 000 still not a googol though :)

Author — orange douche

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cool documentary.
the narrator sounds like "Charlton Heston" .

Author — clifton gaither

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The representation, voice, background music.. Everything is perfect...

Author — Tupac Shakur

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lol, THE SUN "REVOLVING" AROUND EARTH. its the other way around ;)

Author — Alexander Månsson

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Why doesn't this amazing channel have more subscribers?

Author — Necroseptic

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I find it interesting that I was lead to this video while I was watching some Dragonball z episodes :)

Author — Scarlet_Lunacy

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Whats this guy on I am the most powerful thing in the universe !! xD

Author — lemon pledge