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Of all the great unknowns in outer space, the dark universe might just be the most mysterious. Learn the basics of dark energy and dark matter and how scientists study this nearly undetectable realm of the cosmos. ➡ Subscribe: http://bit.ly/NatGeoSubscribe About National Geographic: National Geographic is the world's premium destination for science, exploration, and adventure. Through their world-class scientists, photographers, journalists, and filmmakers, Nat Geo gets you closer to the stories that matter and past the edge of what's possible. Get More National Geographic: Official Site: http://bit.ly/NatGeoOfficialSite Facebook: http://bit.ly/FBNatGeo Twitter: http://bit.ly/NatGeoTwitter Instagram: http://bit.ly/NatGeoInsta Read more in "Dark Matter and Dark Energy" https://on.natgeo.com/2I2A1Xp Dark Universe 101 | National Geographic https://youtu.be/9HNtHTZ2FpQ National Geographic https://www.youtube.com/natgeo
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National Geographic (1 year ago)
Dark matter makes up 25% of mass in the universe but its composition is unknown. What are your thoughts on this great mystery?
Maryam Fatima (1 month ago)
Ambika Singh (1 month ago)
It means that everything is made from dark matter 🤔
Maryam Fatima (1 month ago)
@• hope • No
no subcribers but (1 month ago)
Dark matter it goes on forever .. Fact! ..but where is Heaven or GOD? behind dark matter?
sawinder pal singh sayal (4 months ago)
It is right there must be something between stars planets galaxy & all the stuff in universe because vacuum can attract things quickly & thus universe can not expand.
Freba Xloss (6 days ago)
How about dark people
abhi4u20 (19 days ago)
And here im dealing with breakup
Super Android (24 days ago)
albert einstein was always high on peyote.
Prem Kumar Jillella (1 month ago)
Hey National Geographic channel. How could u still believing in Big bang theory. I thoght you people are atleast had some real knowledge abt our universe. But it's just waste of time
Dreizy Lennon (1 month ago)
god : Remove dark matter from the human visible spectrum, and their level of intelligence should not allow them understand dark energy angels : But almigh... god : It will bring them nothing but destruction and confusion, do it !
Ambika Singh (1 month ago)
I think it is black hole
Nanu Manojkumar (1 month ago)
Where Physics is there Einstein is there
Devesh Tiwari (2 months ago)
i have some dark energy inside me. i guess that is the reason i am alone , and ripple anyone who come close to me.
Gargi Sil (2 months ago)
1:21-is it only me or it really looked like yggdrasil....!!!!😳
nidiya salmina (1 month ago)
Gargi Sil dark energy, dark matter, dark elf,
Milos Milivojevic (2 months ago)
LIONHEART 101 (2 months ago)
Anthony Agravante (2 months ago)
How I wish Einstine & Newton were alive today.
Sharmishtha Basu (2 months ago)
how little we know.
Mac S7yles (2 months ago)
There is NO Dark Matter or Black Holes. There is plasma in dark mode or low glow mode, so I guess could call it dark energy. Study the ELECTRIC UNIVERSE to free your mind from main stream cosmology astrology, MATRIX. "THE MATRIX HAS YOU NEO" and the only way out is the Electric Universe Thunderbolts Project, the RED PILL! If you take the BLUE PILL then you stay in main stream wonder land and miss out on Amazing Beauty of our eligantly simplictic Electric Universe. Free your mind!!! Have a truly Electrical Day.
Milo Estobar (3 months ago)
If you want edgy religion this could be it "Into the void" "darkness lives matter" "the world is dark and full of idiots, submit your self to our one true lord of Darkness"
samantha sophia (3 months ago)
Dark Elements in A Dark Universe
Kinkon skadoosh (3 months ago)
So one could still say we're....iN tHe DaRk
Pao Lol (3 months ago)
Big bang 😏
Vanetta Washington (3 months ago)
1GoldRunner (3 months ago)
I swear, if religious people hop on here and start telling everyone their fairytales....
Ian Miles Chungus (3 months ago)
What if the universe is just a bunch of neurons
lara croft (3 months ago)
Make a video on cosmic anomaly or dark universe where there are no stars
sawinder pal singh sayal (4 months ago)
It's like a small fish living in big ocean can't see water
A.I. Joh-An Gerrison Bot (4 months ago)
The true Dark Universe doesn't actually exist yet. However, I'm in initial progress of actually creating it, World... Standby... :)
Jomar Parke (5 months ago)
I understand only 1% of this video
Kamlesh Darda (5 months ago)
A perfect living spiritual master can help you 🌠🌠
Vikas Chandela (5 months ago)
Say anything about universe but in last u will have nothing because universe is infinity.
gil koronel (5 months ago)
wrong explanation,,universe are made of gravity or god, blackhole is a god particle
Sajan Masih (6 months ago)
Thanks you cosmological constant for saving me from big crunch
Sajan Masih (6 months ago)
Thanks you cosmological constant for saving me from big crunch
Debashish Sarmah (6 months ago)
It's where contemporary scientific theories don't come to play. It's the place that can be understood more by metaphysical spirituality than anything else.
Almila Jannat Ahona Almila Jannat Ahona (7 months ago)
Diego Sierra (7 months ago)
1.29 I'm just so amazed at how similar this looks to neurons in our brains!
Ankur Gupta (7 months ago)
Scientists sound like religious people nowadays.. "we cant see it but its still there"
Forest Green (7 months ago)
Humbling... inspiring.
Ron (7 months ago)
What if we’re actually in a black hole y’all? let’s start a thread lol
WhyteLis21 (7 months ago)
All these are theories. But if they do turn out to be true, these dark energy and matter could be the next break through discovery of what we can called the "matter force" much like science fictional star wars jedi forces. Since their theories suggest that its pushing and pulling matters invisibly away. Lol.
For Comment Purposes (8 months ago)
Wow scary
Underscore (1 year ago)
I only watched this for science homework, turns out this is really cool I'm going to look further into this, as if I might need to.
Len Matsumoto (1 year ago)
Can someone say what music plays at video's final please?
Lisbeth Alava (1 year ago)
Black matter is created by Black Holes?
Karindra Mulia Putra (1 year ago)
If we have 2 Einsteins in this century, I bet we can discover what gravity is.
Sahil Mehta (1 year ago)
Dark energy is none other than time itself.
Michelle Crocker (1 year ago)
I like you
Sam Herondale (1 year ago)
My theory is that dark space is full of demons.
Fachri (1 year ago)
ما شاء الله
Lyam Lexa (1 year ago)
Oh my god, are we inside God's brain? We are living inside its giant neurons...
Mk S. (1 year ago)
We know so little 😩
Gautam Dhyani (1 year ago)
technological advancement is not even sufficient within the earth, leave alone the universe & multi-verses.. the secrets will never be discovered unless.. the mighty energy reveals itself
Media Jacks Creative (1 year ago)
So it's all mysterious and not much is known about anything?
PuffPuff Pass (1 year ago)
Allah is great.
Brian Hidayat (1 year ago)
Allahu Akbar, so great The creation
Furqan Mrk (1 year ago)
Awesome video ever❤
TheShinyNoctowl (1 year ago)
Who thought of the Aether when she said Dark Matter? Great and educational vid btw.
The Global Stalker (1 year ago)
I feel everything is so dark right now :)
Jonadab Balderas (1 year ago)
The Big Bang is a big lie
Windy Vidz (1 year ago)
How can stars and planets and all that make up 5% if the universe is infinite? There's no such thing as something being more infinite then the other
Jose Manuel Manzano Maria (1 year ago)
....y si es zona oscura, y por ello ignorada...de donde se saca la idea que es el 5% lo que se conoce?? ...un poco arbitrario, no te parece?
Sal3600 (1 year ago)
"A force, dark energy" Energy is a force?
David Buschhorn (1 year ago)
It always seemed like dark matter was protons. With no electron, it neither absorbs nor gives off light.
Nathan Joshua (1 year ago)
I lost interest as soon as I heard "big bang"
a servantsoftheownerofDeathNlife (1 year ago)
The God's throne, is definitely beyond of anything in this universe what we see n touch, that's why we called him God, he must be not the same with the creations bcos he is the creator
Arka Navarro (1 year ago)
we are not alone
Squamsh (1 year ago)
Im scared
Steven (1 year ago)
Einstein should have tried LSD he would have figured it all out.
S.Murlidhar Sami (1 year ago)
In this Dark Universe lives Dormamu who feeds from dying stars & planets. Thus he feeds of dark energy.
LETIshNick (1 year ago)
So what's the difference between the mysterious dark energy and ether? In college we were told that theories which contain ether proved wrong by general relativity. But isn't dark energy is the same omnipresent essence?
Noukz (1 year ago)
This kinda looks like the inside of the brain, you know, neu(t)rons and neural impulses...
Bang Bokir (1 year ago)
Its not all dark in space u need to past 7 sky to enter the heaven
Kelly and Rich Weddle (1 year ago)
If dark matter does not emit or reflect energy, does it also not absorb it?
Kelly Kurt (1 year ago)
There are no "reasons" for why forces exist. That implies intent. Doesn't dark energy grow exponentially with volume?
BerrySweetNose Lover (1 year ago)
*that moment when you get derped during the video when you dont get anything at all*
Rebekah Levy (1 year ago)
Our current perspective on dark matter very much mirrors our Left-Hemisphere-heavy perspective on consciousness (read Iain McGilchrist's "The Master and His Emissary"). I suspect that if/when we grow past our bicamerality, we will concomitantly "discover" that we can perceive it and perhaps even measure it.
everything is a reflection of our inner creating the outer. Dark energy..is the part of self lacking from within..as our species gains our inner conquests we shall begin to sew this invisible force..which is the most abundant..the one we need the most.
Jim Donkin (1 year ago)
So 95% of the universe consists of this dark matter/energy of which we know nothing about.
no subcribers but (1 month ago)
Yes jimbo
David (1 year ago)
Excellent! Very clearly explained and informative, a difficult subject that you have nailed, best 5 minutes of my day :)
Mr. Klopp (7 months ago)
@National Geographic I think he was being sarcastic
National Geographic (1 year ago)
We're glad you enjoyed watching and were able to learn something new, David! Never stop exploring.
BerrySweetNose Lover (1 year ago)
David You do realised the video is 3 minutes.
2K D'angelo (1 year ago)
Really the big bang so we came from nothing how stupid
Anju Biyar (1 year ago)
The Univers is a great energy.. 😱😱😱😱😱😱 Cosmos is a big part of universe. This cosmos topic is very interesting and big........
Slartibartfast 42 (1 year ago)
So I kind of see it as the conscious and subconscious of our minds, the universe is the mind and the small portion of light is our conscious mind, but the larger subconscious that controls the show is the unknown dark matter and energy
Slartibartfast 42 (1 year ago)
Imagine being shot into the dark universe, eternal darkness, the emptiness of existence
AnimalsAndReports (1 year ago)
If we don't know where the universe ends, then we don't know how big it really is❕
Razeluxe 13 (1 month ago)
Duhh... of course genius. It's like ''if you get killed, you'll die'' over obvious statement
Maria da Luz Moutinho (1 year ago)
Vídeo esclarecedor que pode ser resumido: o universo está cheio de matéria escura e energia escura= matéria e energia bizarras...Einstein apesar dos erros ...continua a ser o guia!!! - 25% do universo é matéria escura por definição que não emite qualquer luz - 5% é matéria normal - 70% é energia escura = força repulsiva que acelera a expansão do universo Ora, isto dá que pensar e no mínimo inquietante? em vez de um Universo iluminado mais parece um feudo tenebroso... mas não será para complicar as contas que os cientistas garantem convenientemente ou não para complicar as contas?? Aguardemos pelas respostas que os cientistas têm para nos dar ...senão o emprego deles podia estar ou não em risco??
Surge Saber (1 year ago)
So God does not exists?
Hazem Abuelanin (1 year ago)
Surge Saber what ?
Surge Saber (1 year ago)
Hazem Abuelanin Alians?
Hazem Abuelanin (1 year ago)
Actually watching kinda videos like this and seeing the beauty in universe and ourselves and thinking that it's result of random and chances is absolutely non sense yet it requires more beleif than those who beleives it was done by a high intelligent designer..
Minotarus (1 year ago)
No God.
Guido Bonhof (1 year ago)
Dark matter doesn't exist. Look at the theorie of the dutch professor Erik Verlinde
Gwen Riddle (1 year ago)
Thanks for sharing! I love National Georgraphic. 😊
Kitty S (1 year ago)
Precised Numbers, percentages, light years blah blah blah -- rubbing Science on your face without even reaching another planet yet! cuz muhhhh Science! 😂
Bassim Kiani (6 months ago)
its called physics, and none of it is rubbish. you can't call it otherwise :)
diametrically opposing theorist always say no (1 year ago)
I feel so so so small. In my mind's eye, I see the very edge of my consious being floating there in the vastness of space, time has no meaning to me. As I ponder my own exsistence in this world, I have yet to see any other. But, if I close my eye's and imagine them, whether they are real or not, I in the end will miss all the beauty of my own, right in front of me. So come and let us travel to the stars. So that we can find all the beauty of this universe, no matter how big, or how small, no matter what can be seen, or not seen. Whether it can be felt or not. All I want to know is right before me. All I have to do is ask. I have always felt as though something was holding me back. Now I know. The "Dark Side is strong in this one"
Kovek Mirian (1 year ago)
Vinoth Sakthivel (1 year ago)
Save the ship can travel every ware
DerTeezauberer (1 year ago)
The universe ist Infinity Long isnt it? ;-;
Thiessen Yang (1 year ago)
Dark matter sounds a lot like gravity XD
AlphaWolf 23 (1 year ago)
This is stupid there is no such thing as the big bang theory God made the whole universe
Ian Gabriel Ilagan (1 year ago)
@Mani Balaji C A god won't be a god if it was created
Nick Shea (1 year ago)
Hey I mean no disrespect but I would suggest you look into both sides without any bias or ego. Instead of immediately bashing the idea you can take the time to research and understand it. I’m sure you would learn a lot. Either way I just wish you the best.
ADJB (1 year ago)
Orlando Quezada I dont believe in anything. Maybe it happened, maybe it didnt. We could be scientifically accurate, yet we could also be completely dilutional. However, theories such as a humanoid god that watches over us is definitely fiction. Maybe theres a god out there that created thr universive, but i wouldnt say that if i were to use "god" in a Christian context.
AlphaWolf 23 (1 year ago)
Anthony so you believe in the big bang theory
ADJB (1 year ago)
Mani Balaji C god made himself due to his immense fiction writing capabilities. Hes a great author, but his book is trash lol
Brucey (1 year ago)
*Very interesting stuff! Not long until we discover more groundbreaking theories!!*
National Geographic (1 year ago)
It's fascinating to think of all the things in the universe we have yet to discover. Never stop exploring!
Becoolson (1 year ago)
The earth is Gods footstool and heaven is Gods throne
Suman Barman (1 year ago)
Waiting for next Einstein!
Edward Chong (1 year ago)
Dormanmu. I come to bargain
ARSHAD BAIG (1 year ago)
Dark matter & Dark energy needs to be explored quickly before we become extinct.
Miguelizk00l (1 year ago)
The universal dark universe? It Dracula there?
Denis Brown (1 year ago)
The narration apparently simulates a robot only as well as robots can simulate humans these days. May be it was a robot? Couldn't listen anymore after a third of total length. Beautiful images. Maybe I'll return later to just watch with sound off and some music instead. Nat Geo channel struggles between huge and horrible type annotations, distracting completely from the often expert videography; to amateur nerdy narration. Robotic narration like heard here is along the same line of fairly consistent dreadfulness added to otherwise great content! Maybe it's great for helping insomniacs to sleep?
Massimo O'Kissed (1 year ago)
Denis Brown , so you're telling the interwebz that you have an attention span of a minute? Someone's not getting their daily Ritalin.