These are the asteroids to worry about

Stephen Hawking thought an asteroid impact posed the greatest threat to life on Earth. Thanks to Kiwico for sponsoring this video. For 50% off your first month of any crate, go to kiwico.com/veritasium50
For other potential world ending catastrophes, check out Domain of Science: ve42.co/DoS
Special thanks to:
Prof. Dave Jewitt from UCLA Earth, Planetary, and Space Sciences
Prof. Mark Boslough from Sandia National Labs
Scott Manley: denewss.info
Ryan Wyatt at Morrison Planetarium
Prof. Amy Mainzer
Alexandr Ivanov for the opening shot of Chelyabinsk Meteor
Maps of Asteroid Impacts -ve42.co/Map
Time passing animation from Universe Sandbox - universesandbox.com/
Opposition Effect - ve42.co/Belskaya2000
Belskaya, I. N., & Shevchenko, V. G. (2000). Opposition effect of asteroids. Icarus, 147(1), 94-105.
Potentially Hazardous Asteroids - ve42.co/Perna2013
Perna, D., Barucci, M. A., & Fulchignoni, M. (2013). The near-Earth objects and their potential threat to our planet. The Astronomy and Astrophysics Review, 21(1), 65.
Survey of Potentially Hazardous Asteroids - ve42.co/NEOSurvey
Population Vulnerability - ve42.co/Rumpf2017
Rumpf, C. M., Lewis, H. G., & Atkinson, P. M. (2017). Population vulnerability models for asteroid impact risk assessment. Meteoritics & Planetary Science, 52(6), 1082-1102.
Size distribution of NEOs - ve42.co/Trilling17
Trilling, D. E., Valdes, F., Allen, L., James, D., Fuentes, C., Herrera, D., ... & Rajagopal, J. (2017). The size distribution of near-earth objects larger than 10 m. The Astronomical Journal, 154(4), 170.
2020 NEOWISE Data Release - ve42.co/NEOWISE
National Research Council Report- ve42.co/Defending
Board, S. S., & National Research Council. (2010). Defending planet earth: Near-Earth-Object surveys and hazard mitigation strategies. National Academies Press.
Tug Boat - ve42.co/Schweickart03
Schweickart, R. L., Lu, E. T., Hut, P., & Chapman, C. R. (2003). The asteroid tugboat. Scientific American, 289(5), 54-61.
Gravity Tractor 1 - ve42.co/Lu05
Lu, E. T., & Love, S. G. (2005). Gravitational tractor for towing asteroids. Nature, 438(7065), 177-178.
Laser Ablation - ve42.co/Thiry14
Thiry, N., & Vasile, M. (2014). Recent advances in laser ablation modelling for asteroid deflection methods. SPIE Optical Engineering+ Applications, 922608-922608.
Yarakovsky Effect - ve42.co/Yara
DART Mission - ve42.co/DART
Nuclear 1 - ve42.co/Ahrens92
Ahrens, T. J., & Harris, A. W. (1992). Deflection and fragmentation of near-Earth asteroids. Nature, 360(6403), 429-433.
Nuclear 2 - ve42.co/Bradley10
Bradley, P. A., Plesko, C. S., Clement, R. R., Conlon, L. M., Weaver, R. P., Guzik, J. A., ... & Huebner, W. F. (2010, January). Challenges of deflecting an asteroid or comet nucleus with a nuclear burst. In AIP Conference Proceedings (Vol. 1208, No. 1, pp. 430-437). American Institute of Physics.
Researched and Written by Petr Lebedev, Jonny Hyman and Derek Muller
3D animations, VFX, SFX, Audio Mixing by Jonny Hyman
2D animation by Ivàn Tello
Intro animation by Nicolas Pratt
With Filming by Raquel Nuno
Music from epidemicsound.com "Stellar Dance" "Orbit" "That Notebook" "What We Discovered" "Out of Poppies" "Handwriting"
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KOMMENTARE

  • Snips06_
    Snips06_Vor 2 Stunden

    poor dinosaurs

  • Alexander Tchourbanov
    Alexander TchourbanovVor 3 Stunden

    His dad

  • koen Armstrong
    koen ArmstrongVor 3 Stunden

    I’m here because I had a dream last night that central Africa got hit by an asteroid but I could feel it in Canada and it was totally exaggerated cuz the earth started spinning faster and I could see the light from the explosion and it felt like we were knocked off earths orbit. It was literally the scariest dream I’ve ever had so now I’m obsessing about it

  • Sir Miles
    Sir MilesVor 6 Stunden

    You need to read the Bible son!!! You are confused! Repent Be baptized everyone of you in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ for the remission of sins and ye shall receive the Holy Ghost. Acts 2:38

  • Adrian Fuentes
    Adrian FuentesVor 7 Stunden

    What agplens if there is a asteroid that could end life Me who just watched salvation: Idk ma could be a HuMiNg BiRd

  • Zane Hovey
    Zane HoveyVor 14 Stunden

    There's a major part left out, the reason the Barringer event was so devastating, given it's small size, was BECAUSE it was iron. Had it been a stony rubble pile, there would be nothing there today. Quite a difference. So a city-sized or 800m iron meteor would be enough to cause the deaths of half the planet by the time all damage from nuclear winter, economic (imagine a Great Depression x4 in depth and world-wide), starvation, disease, etc, is factored in.

  • Rakha Zacky
    Rakha ZackyVor 15 Stunden

    THERE IS AN INVISIBLE HAND, ADJUSTING THE SOLAR SYSTEM

  • VOID
    VOIDVor 15 Stunden

    Is the biggest meteor 1 Ceres?

  • John Levitte
    John LevitteVor 17 Stunden

    WATCH MAY 26TH A TOTAL LUNAR ECLIPSE BLOOD MOON, ALSO IT WILL BE AT THE OPENING OF THE 6TH SEAL IN REVELATION. THE KEY WORD IS THE ( SUN ) A LUNAR ECLIPSE IS OF THE SUN ,A SOLAR ECLIPSE IS OF THE MOON .MAY 26TH THE GREAT AND TERRIBLE DAY OF THE LORD ,HIS WRATH, THERE FOR LISTEN FOR THE SHOFAR/TRUMPET ,IN APRIL ,THE SECOND COMING OF JESUS CHRIST FOR HIS CHURCH HIS BRIDE, AMOS 3:7 AMEN

  • join the fist 10
    join the fist 10Vor 21 Stunde

    Alright guys. We are moving underwater.

  • Jan Terrell
    Jan TerrellVor 21 Stunde

    Shalom, I Will Have To Differ With You, On How Planets Are Formed. I Am Not A Scientist, But I See Planets As "Debris" From The Sun. Much Like Being In The Debris Trail Of A Comet. Not Enough Time To Throughly Discuss, But There Are " Oceans" Of Water In The Sun. It Is Just Too Hot , For The Molecules To Bond. Thanks For Reading, Virgin Mary Of Fatima Undercover Universe Agent For Jesus Christ The Bright And Morning Star Lucifer

  • Same Old Fit Up - Wahrheit Politische Verfolgung
    Same Old Fit Up - Wahrheit Politische VerfolgungVor Tag

    “Has it ever struck you that life is all memory, except for the one present moment that goes by you so quick you hardly catch it going?”― Tennessee Williams..

  • Josep Bernet Vallès
    Josep Bernet VallèsVor Tag

    1988 circulaba por tramo de autovía N 340 desde Tarragona a Barcelona cerca del barranco de Llevant en la primera ciudad,y en dirección la ermita del Loreto aprecie la caída de un aerolito. Cayó en vertical,, cómo era pleno día aprecié su masa negra,humo negro detrás de su masa y luego humo blanco,No pude ver más al tener lomas enfrente.Posiblemente cayose al mar a la altura de Roda de Bera o así.La masa que aprecie fue como la cabeza de una cerilla.Ningun comentario en prensa.

  • Petar Stevanovic
    Petar StevanovicVor Tag

    Približno mi poznato.!

  • EQOAnostalgia
    EQOAnostalgiaVor Tag

    Yeah i don't worry about things outside of my control. I lay it on the Lord.

  • MasterTofu Melissa
    MasterTofu MelissaVor Tag

    That one moment I realise that any hundred metre meteor/asteroid would completely obliterate my entire country. Ah well, now I'm panicking.

  • LSCB The seer
    LSCB The seerVor Tag

    He asked what could we do if a BIG ASS SPACE ROCK COMES AND HITS US ....what would u do if u WAS ODE FEININ FOR ICE CREAM ON A HOT SUMMER DAY AND U DROP IT .......... NOTHING U SIT THERE AND LIFE IS OVER 😐

  • LSCB The seer

    LSCB The seer

    Vor Tag

    That got dark sorry 😅😂

  • Maria Fe Bofill
    Maria Fe BofillVor Tag

    Let asteroid enjoy travel around the earth🧐

  • marta abram
    marta abramVor Tag

    Its not 2020

  • C1apifi3d Games
    C1apifi3d GamesVor Tag

    Well asteroids were dangerous.. Until Flex tape came along.

  • Dan Pierce
    Dan PierceVor Tag

    THAT WILL HIT IN NEXT 25 YEARS BY 100% TRUE PRODICTION FROM BLAIN VANGA.FROM BULGARIA.

  • J. B.

    J. B.

    Vor Tag

    Yeah sure mate. See ya in 25 years

  • george silivestru
    george silivestruVor Tag

    if dinosaurs were exterminated by such a large asteroid, where is the trace of that asteroid? I guess it must be a huge one

  • J. B.

    J. B.

    Vor Tag

    Where do you think the hole between Mexico and the U.S. came from ?

  • Jakub Holáň
    Jakub HoláňVor 2 Tage

    I think a 10km impactor could still come from the Oort cloud, so the probability there is not really zero.

  • Omaha Patrick A. Bullock
    Omaha Patrick A. BullockVor 2 Tage

    Puny humans.

  • Snow Flake
    Snow FlakeVor 2 Tage

    I feel bad for dinosaur 😔😭

  • Snow Flake

    Snow Flake

    Vor 2 Tage

    Imagine if u were dinosaur

  • Géry Pankratz
    Géry PankratzVor 2 Tage

    Oh yes

  • Damien Lopez-Barraza
    Damien Lopez-BarrazaVor 2 Tage

    try a bunker the ones that where made in like 1983

  • Damien Lopez-Barraza

    Damien Lopez-Barraza

    Vor 2 Tage

    thay are for thing like nuks

  • drgndstryr
    drgndstryrVor 2 Tage

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  • Roblox_brother157
    Roblox_brother157Vor 2 Tage

    Imagine kim jong un making astreoids and using it for future wars..

  • Vanessa Vicente
    Vanessa VicenteVor 2 Tage

    E o Sincronismo? 11:12

  • AFS NATION
    AFS NATIONVor 2 Tage

    How about apophis

  • Toni Toni
    Toni ToniVor 2 Tage

    The equable chin noteworthily connect because talk nutritionally yell concerning a lovely bongo. naughty, simple blouse

  • Ricky Foos
    Ricky FoosVor 2 Tage

    How about splashing it with white paint so the sun would change its trajectory?

  • Ricky Foos
    Ricky FoosVor 2 Tage

    My family visited the Arizona crater in 50s. We all knew and the tourist office also said that it was a meteor crater. Never heard anyone suggest it was a result of a volcano.

  • olden creek
    olden creekVor 2 Tage

    I was hoping for a small up-to-date catalogue and review of asteroids such as the "Apophis" one. Didn't get one.

  • Kent Sorensen
    Kent SorensenVor 2 Tage

    this is Science?

  • Kasia Wolska
    Kasia WolskaVor 2 Tage

    The orange pansy bioinformatically guide because jason nomenclaturally bake between a flaky billboard. shiny, level join

  • S Aydin
    S AydinVor 2 Tage

    Thank you...

  • redplague
    redplagueVor 3 Tage

    Title is misleading.

  • Manny Norton
    Manny NortonVor 3 Tage

    The melted love cephalometrically flash because donald comparatively remove concerning a uptight harmonica. wry, homely fridge

  • XX_JAJUAN_XX 105
    XX_JAJUAN_XX 105Vor 3 Tage

    We could probably get diving equipment and when the asteroid hit and go in the the middle of the ocean and dive into the water (ik yall are smarter but it was my idea)

  • Panda Magnum
    Panda MagnumVor 3 Tage

    18:28 like a Pandamic for example..

  • Leo-Han Robert
    Leo-Han RobertVor 3 Tage

    I don't want to die

  • sid
    sidVor 3 Tage

    imagine if mars collides into earth

  • Jan Kadivec
    Jan KadivecVor 3 Tage

    But if we lonch a megnet it vill turn a astroid becou it' s iron

  • Mine Steve
    Mine SteveVor 3 Tage

    Were very lucky that even if a hundred meter meteor hit us, there is a Absolute Zero percent chance it could hit a major city

  • Ntuj Qub Qab
    Ntuj Qub QabVor 3 Tage

    I wanna see once before I die

  • Masterhands
    MasterhandsVor 3 Tage

    didn't Nova use some of the footage of the chicxulub meteriorite in one of there documenturies

  • Shadi Abohosen
    Shadi AbohosenVor 4 Tage

    thanks ...it's a great project

  • Pam Cervantes
    Pam CervantesVor 4 Tage

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  • Frustrated Student
    Frustrated StudentVor 4 Tage

    But why can't other nations send missiles to hit 1-2km asteroids by tracing it's trajectory when they are closer to Earth(Like when they are just above Earth surface) It will atleast minimize the focused damge ryt? 🤔🤨🧐

  • J. B.

    J. B.

    Vor Tag

    @Frustrated Student Possibly but it depends when we found it, how close it is, where it is going and that is IF our predictions are correct. Also it could send many small asteroids . But then again I'm not a meteorologist

  • Frustrated Student

    Frustrated Student

    Vor Tag

    @J. B. but isn't it a gud sol n ?

  • J. B.

    J. B.

    Vor Tag

    Its not that simple

  • domic dom
    domic domVor 4 Tage

    This planet can go at anytime and left remaining in the universe are trillions of other planets exactly like ours but each planet will have humans that speak different languages, wear different hair styles and clothes, and have different rock and pop bands, and different movies and videogames.

  • Smooth Move
    Smooth MoveVor 4 Tage

    Now I want a T-Rex skull.

  • HYP3 X GAMER
    HYP3 X GAMERVor 4 Tage

    You only get to live once so make the best of it we can die at any minute keep safe

  • Alan White
    Alan WhiteVor 4 Tage

    So, you are telling me that the big bang took place BILLIONS of years ago, and this piece of rock/metal is part of a planet from that explosion... soooo, that little rock has been floating around the universe for BILLIONS OF YEARS?!? Your brain is fried, man.

  • J. B.

    J. B.

    Vor Tag

    Its a rock floating in space, its not like it needs water or food to survive. Also a lot of planets collided and are colliding even now . You have your brain fried, except if I'm completely wrong which i don't think so

  • Gilbert Grape
    Gilbert GrapeVor 4 Tage

    I love when they say "this asteroid is about 4.5 billions years old." Like they know the actual age of the rock. Not 2, not 3, not 5 billions years old...4.5. Lol.

  • Jordan Coalandz

    Jordan Coalandz

    Vor 4 Tage

    They count the candles on its cake bruh

  • mingmingarmy7006
    mingmingarmy7006Vor 5 Tage

    Reminds me about the Colossal titan kicking a hole in the wall Imao

  • Jesse Hernandez
    Jesse HernandezVor 5 Tage

    If you're reading this you made it to 2021. You are blessed 🙏

  • Cool Masters
    Cool MastersVor 5 Tage

    Dont worry superman will save the day

  • Gind gind
    Gind gindVor 5 Tage

    "There are roughly a thousand one kilometer asteroids, and they're still capable of doing a lot of damage ". Me: flex tape

  • Waldel Martell
    Waldel MartellVor 5 Tage

    I don't know why but I want to mine the sh out of these asteroids, the amount of resources must be tremendous !!

  • recklesswhisper
    recklesswhisperVor 5 Tage

    I'm interested in that T-Rex head! Where can I get one! ^..^~~

  • Philipp Muller
    Philipp MullerVor 5 Tage

    am scared now

  • SpaceIL12 N
    SpaceIL12 NVor 5 Tage

    cool

  • Niko
    NikoVor 5 Tage

    14:25 "and, this could happen tomorrow?" *[softly] don't...*

  • Anton S
    Anton SVor 5 Tage

    Nuking an asteroid should not be disregarded. I believe it's the most viable approach and doing in near proximity to Earth's atmosphere would prevent the chunks from clumping back together, allowing a greater surface area of Earth's atmosphere to burn the chunks.

  • MrBeast ׂ
    MrBeast ׂVor 5 Tage

    I feel sad when thinking about how dinosaurs would have felt back then...

  • Rose Mangos

    Rose Mangos

    Vor 4 Tage

    Lmao nice name.

  • Ο Έλληνας Παίκτης Kαρτών
    Ο Έλληνας Παίκτης KαρτώνVor 5 Tage

    Way more intense than my pocket ace asteroid video. 😳

  • J. B.

    J. B.

    Vor Tag

    Άμα έχεις αγγλικούς τίτλους στα βίντεο είναι καλύτερο να αλλάξεις και το όνομα σου

  • the Vik vids
    the Vik vidsVor 5 Tage

    Chee leb enz

  • The lava kid 2.0
    The lava kid 2.0Vor 5 Tage

    Wow

  • Eril Cruz
    Eril CruzVor 5 Tage

    😭😭😭😭😭🌏🌒☄️

  • enterprise59
    enterprise59Vor 5 Tage

    So, basically this video and others like it, are fear mongering.. right? Maybe we all need to just dig a hole, and hide. Shut down our cars, our manufacturing, quit our jobs cause that causes all sorts of stiff and just HIDE.. right?

  • Miekayla jealayne Valenzuela
    Miekayla jealayne ValenzuelaVor 5 Tage

    Well the aphopis in 2013 didn't really hit anything

  • PollutedMINDS
    PollutedMINDSVor 5 Tage

    Why worry about things you can’t control

  • Even Luis
    Even LuisVor 5 Tage

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  • Zoomie the Gaming AI
    Zoomie the Gaming AIVor 5 Tage

    WHAHHHHHHH WHY WAS THIS NOT ON MAINSTREAM NEWS

  • Dan Deeteeyem

    Dan Deeteeyem

    Vor 3 Tage

    Does Ronald Reagan's address to the United Nations back in the 80's make sense now? People laughed at the star wars programme and thought he was talking about aliens. Dude knew what's coming..

  • darek klich
    darek klichVor 6 Tage

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  • Owen Marshall
    Owen MarshallVor 6 Tage

    He's lucky that god didn't get any ideas

  • LucidTrip
    LucidTripVor 6 Tage

    I would simply intervene

  • Sissy B
    Sissy BVor 6 Tage

    Hopefully an undercover bomb to land on CHINA!

  • TruthSeeker94 112
    TruthSeeker94 112Vor 6 Tage

    The ONLY thing I can say is... Sometimes, it IS aliens. Closer and closer to disclosure, CIA put out like 5600 redacted docs

  • Thomas W.glasgow
    Thomas W.glasgowVor 6 Tage

    so they missed the one over Russia , funny that , aye !

  • Acid Drive
    Acid DriveVor 6 Tage

    The main thing that scares me about this presentation is at the end where he describes Christmas as 'the holidays'. The end of the world might be a few years off but the end of common sense is already here.

  • Jake Ford
    Jake FordVor 6 Tage

    Comet's?

  • AchievedHeaven
    AchievedHeavenVor 7 Tage

    Stop thinking about bad things and worrying all your life lets enjoy our life until we really die

  • Rahul Malik
    Rahul MalikVor 7 Tage

    Guys relax, y'all gonna forget this in two days.

  • basildon dave
    basildon daveVor 7 Tage

    Where is Bruce Willis when you need him? Surely it striking the ocean is worse that striking the land?!

  • martalex sin
    martalex sinVor 7 Tage

    Holland Taylor

  • DIY Hamster World
    DIY Hamster WorldVor 7 Tage

    Hello I love your video so much🔰🌻🍎🍍🌺🐹

  • Gasper Antony
    Gasper AntonyVor 7 Tage

    O man

  • UJJAL 018 B R E A C H E R
    UJJAL 018 B R E A C H E RVor 7 Tage

    just need to fire nuclear weapon on them cause nuclear weapons are invented to get rid of those not war

  • KurtSandford
    KurtSandfordVor 7 Tage

    An asteroid would probably hit the water though

  • SuperThunderGoodGuy
    SuperThunderGoodGuyVor 7 Tage

    This documentary was so interesting. It’s so important to learn about astronomy. And so fascinating.

  • Rose Mangos

    Rose Mangos

    Vor 4 Tage

    Its soooooo cool

  • Spaghettibender
    SpaghettibenderVor 7 Tage

    Debbie Downer's Father

  • SABean RPuff
    SABean RPuffVor 7 Tage

    Last time I was watching or of this I woke up to formula drift so I’m down

  • simon moreno
    simon morenoVor 7 Tage

    here we go 2021 trailer

  • SHAN ROBLOX GAMING
    SHAN ROBLOX GAMINGVor 7 Tage

    Thats why we need to take care the mother earth

  • Abs Supreme
    Abs SupremeVor 7 Tage

    Hahahahaha fake

  • Owen Marshall

    Owen Marshall

    Vor 6 Tage

    Ya wannabe naruto profile I bet you are one of those flat earthers or just joking

  • Bryan Goldfield
    Bryan GoldfieldVor 7 Tage

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  • のぢGrey
    のぢGreyVor 7 Tage

    So we giving Jupiter a demerit for this one, or?

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