Earth Habitability Linked to Uranium/Thorium ☢️ Inside the Planet

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Hello and welcome! My name is Anton and in this video, we will talk about a recent study that analyzed the amount of thorium and uranium inside planet Earth in trying to find out how it led to the habitability of our planet.
Paper: https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.3847/2041-8213/abc251
Press Release: https://astrobiology.nasa.gov/news/how-radioactivite-elements-may-make-planets-suitable-or-hostile-to-life/

Tags: anton petrov, science, physics, astrophysics, astronomy, universe, whatdamath, what da math, technology, steven universe, space engine, universe sandbox 2, uranium, thorium, isotopes inside earth, magnetosphere, earth magnetosphere, how magnetosphere is created, what powers the magnetosphere, earth dynamo theory, radioactive decay, plate tectonics, radioactive isotopes, europium, r-process, merging neutron star, kilonova

Comments:
  1. Mendaharin Tusca

    I guess the Goldielocks Zone just potentially took on another complimentary meaning :)

  2. ALBERT TOPor

    Yeah rare like a waste dump 😂

  3. Trucker PEMBI

    Thanks a lot Earth. Now I have to pay taxes and wake up for work.

  4. life42theuniverse

    I remember something about the moon having a bunch of heavy metals in its crust by and a simulation of earth-moon collision forming the earth-moon system during the formation of the solar system… someone’s hypothesis.

  5. random commenter

    How do we know what’s in the earth if we’ve only gone 8 miles deep

  6. Alex Homer

    Perhaps it’s the fuel for the Earth Engine…?

  7. James Hamilton

    I’m thinking after so many billions ( which is a number no one on this
    Planet can comprehend). of years, we a small thing.

  8. Alfred Sutton

    Thank you Anton. Interesting research.

  9. analogdesigner-Jay

    Anton, thank you for another superb educational video and I will be thinking by the end of this year!

  10. Steve C

    This is the kind of busy work you are forced to do when you have only one habitable planet on which to base all of your ideas.

  11. Thomas Jackson

    Where did you find the periodic table with the source of each element?

  12. Graeme Lastname

    That should get things going faster than sending probes. :)

  13. SIMONP1965

    Yes, the perfect amount for life, life is no accident…

  14. sunscorpio81

    Amazing! Just so happens to be the correct amounts of thorium and uranium needed, absolutely amazing!

  15. stu Art

    Don’t forget to give Anton a thumbsup!! We need this guy in our lives 👍

  16. Tyrone DeShaun

    Thanks for the consistent uploads Anton

  17. John Graham

    Pretty cool brother! Thanks for the information. Great as always!

  18. Erik Yahir Villamil Sánch

    Hello wonderful Anton this is person <3

  19. epicwhat001

    It might not be reliable cause the distribution of elements could be in even.

  20. Gamer X

    Wait… why do I feel like I seen this before

  21. KingSingh Squad

    Hi Anton , keep up the great work….If I may suggest adding an interview segment. People would love to see you talk with great minds of our time like Neil deGrasse Tyson !

  22. AADARSH

    Please make a video on Israeli minister’s statement on aliens XD

  23. Toomas Tsamoot

    Closer to the Sun you get too many radioisotopes – Venus, further from the Sun you get too few radioisotopes – Mars. At a casual glance it looks like there is a Goldilocks zone for the right amount of radioisotopes.

  24. Ryan Rosay

    if the star can tell us , how would it do with our universe? we have us and then more planets then us that don’t consist of a habitable magnetosphere.

  25. Jeffrey A. Smith

    F(m), Fraction with Magnetosphere ‘Fraction of planets with proper amount of radioactive isotopes’ and a powerful enough magnetosphere
    Needs to be added to the Drake Equation, then.

  26. Glenn Scott

    Well done (of course, it’s Anton) 🤙🏼 … add another term to Drake Equation?

  27. tsmspace

    oh dang. so that means nuclear power is really bad for the environment.

  28. Paul Kaup

    How could anyone give Anton a thumbs down….

  29. tungsten heart

    So the thing that gives earth life we can also use to erase ourselves from existence? Lol

  30. David James

    Am I crazy or do the titles to the vids change a lot? Maybe both…

  31. Near Earth Objects

    How Earth Got Unlucky to be Radioactive Elements Modified by Its own Habitants and became less Habitable

  32. DeathsHead Knight

    Another interesting video from Anton. I will continue Observing this topic Suspiciously.

  33. Sonorus Robustice

    Now use that info to adjust the Drake equation.

  34. earth dweller

    Earth got lucky and became habitable or we got lucky, earth got screwed?

  35. D H

    Can thorium be used for cold fusion, I believe I saw an experment it’s was used along with red hot flourine , to create a desired reaction… But I’m just a janitor. Jk

  36. Web 1.0 - cordobadebear

    Essentially! …great info, lucky 🌍 lucky humans! …as always, bye bye

  37. Alan Price

    I just love his videos. Who needs university when u have anton

  38. Dominic Dunne

    Loved the smiley face shot on Mars!

  39. Jano Bulterman

    Anton just makes my day/night and inspires me to keep going

  40. Tom Schmidt

    Interesting paper. I wonder how that hypnosis fits with having an early massive impact, like earth to thin out the planet’s crust enabling plate tectonics to recycle elements?

  41. Vince Grant

    Fascinating as usual. I thought Thorium was less destructive. Thank you wonderful Anton.

  42. j zing

    Great idea just mine all the uranium use it in reactors then throw it in to space then with out the heat from the uranium ive solved global warming.

  43. coweatsman

    So the elusive element for life is Goldielocksium.

  44. Mad G

    Humans are naturally radioactive. Everything radiates as life. Potassium is amazing

  45. henry bleisch

    I’m so glad he mentioned Fermi Paradox I was thinking the same thing as soon as I saw it… I definitely think this will make mars a. A serious Tera forming challenge.. Maybe even titan also at some point.

  46. Impurezas

    <3

  47. Space Ghost

    Much like our own bodies it takes many elements to make it happen it’s the judging of what’s good and bad that seems to get us into trouble

  48. Grant Shearer

    Lol, so is that another thing that needed to be finely tuned for life?

  49. Bob thebomb

    This is going to annoy the hell out of the greens :D

  50. magnvss

    Yet another condition in the long (long, long, long) list of conditions for a planet to be life friendly.

  51. Manuel del Busto

    Earth itself is nuclear powered, we have to go nuclear too.

  52. Jano Mladonicky

    Anton, the plural of ‘mare’ is ‘maria’.

  53. Yura Ho

    7:06 Black Ho

  54. adi singh

    Amazing.. i always thought of the same reason why earth has magnetosphere and mars doesn’t.. its the radioactivity. 👍

  55. Email Ellis

    We had enough from A nonces Theory

  56. restnxist

    Great topic. As Carl Sagan said before, Earth seems to be amazingly finely-tuned for life.

  57. James Robert Coyle

    And Thorium. Fission heat keeps the water out on the surface.

  58. Renu Pathak

    Every time I hear you it fills me with gratitude that we have someone like you that can help lay people understand the mysteries of the universe. This is yet another winner. God bless you always

  59. Michal Vrana

    7:05 Gotta be more careful with cropping the videos in background :D

  60. phenoge

    from the title I assumed J. Herndon was finally vindicated on his theory of heavy nuclear elements coalescing in the core, forming a 10-mile wide natural reactor and generating our magnetosphere. ah, well.

  61. N V

    really blows my mind! So many dimensions to the Goldilocks condition we read in schools books..

  62. CyFr's Corner

    4:44 – the word you were looking for, I think was inert

  63. Todd Korson

    Wouldn’t it be easier to detect the magnetic field around a planet?

  64. Chubby Moth

    So chances are Earth is really extremely rare and life likewise. Would explain the absence of visitors.

  65. Bruce G

    now I feel like I just started kindergarten – so much to know out there, thanks

  66. cashlandrum

    Anton, where did you get that super cool periodic table that shows you the origin of elements??

  67. _____________

    We may just keep learning new ways that make Earth unique until we realize that life exists nowhere else

  68. Will

    Perfect radiation? No could have been more or less. Life still adapts. “Perfect amount” what a joke

  69. Nathaniel Young

    Things that even my desire to know was I unaware of

  70. bjorn.ungen

    You make me feel like a wonderful person everyday <3
    And smart!

  71. Karl Rosengrant

    I don’t know about the magnetosphere, but the “neato-sphere” is here on your channel. :-) Great work… thank you!

  72. Cam c

    Thanks for providing the mental nutrition of my breakfast every day Anton! You’re a legend!

  73. Jerzy Chlebek

    Isaac Asimov called it!
    It actually was an explanation for why is earth the only planet with complex life in one of his books!

  74. tsmspace

    IF we start finding identical snowflakes,, I’ll start banking on finding living planets.

  75. Todesnuss

    Just another small filter. I think we’ll keep finding these.

  76. daniel sebold

    I can’t believe how good this lecture is, super wonderful guy, Anton

  77. Jimmy J Crack Da Bomb

    I love the way you say “Ewolve”. It’s wonderful, made all the better by the way you pronounce the second “V” absolutely perfectly 👌

  78. Lennin Rodriguez

    7:07 a black what?!? Lol
    Am I the only one laughing about this?

  79. Roger Kreil

    So I wonder how many planets this fact eliminates.

  80. TheDark Dragon

    as we say in witchcraft/traditional medicine: it’s all about dosage

  81. Mike Seal

    4:16 ~ I just thought : ” wait, isn’t that describing Venus?”
    4:18 ~ It might be!

  82. James Meloy

    This why moons are more habitable in planets? Could a planet be “jump started” a by releasing uranium in the core?

  83. U.V. S.

    Anton: There might be lots of uranium on Venus.
    North Korea: Mission to Venus!

  84. Black Gravity

    The filed around earth is important, the longest lasting artifacts we could leave behind are things made of bronze and granite monuments.

  85. Daniel Moolman

    Every time I hear something like this, I’m both happy as we know more about our planet but sadder because it means habitable planets are less likely.

  86. LabbyShepherd Puppy

    Crazy how geology can dictate whether life can be possible or not

  87. Prof. M. Otto Zeee JCD EC

    Looks like the “Drake Equation” missed plenty of indicators….

  88. Nacho Medina

    This start to sound more like a terrarium

  89. V

    “I used the radiation to destroy the radiation”

  90. nathan strain

    Anyone else with fluid modeling experience “lol” when the paper mentioned that “the qualitative outcomes … were strongly dependent on the treatment of viscosity” ?

  91. junk mail

    I just can’t imaging Anton exited, for me he is like Droopy, really cool and always calm.

  92. LawfulEvil

    Weird right the one thing that helps life thrive can also kill everything

  93. Kultikron Vaan

    Tfw you’ve had a really bad day, are both angry and hungry- Then you click on to Anton’s channel, and immediately relax. Anton is the real Wonderful Person here <3

  94. Okie Dokie

    The more we look, the lonelier the universe appears.

  95. drrtfm

    Of course our planet is rare: it is the only one in the entire universe with Anton on it!

  96. David Martín

    “So much uranium is too much, but so few is not enough” – Habitable worlds problems

  97. Master Therion

    The amount of radiation a planet needs is between “not great” and “not terrible.” In other words, 3.6 Roentgen.

  98. marx banger

    its nice that someone calls me a wonderful person every day.

  99. Steven Perry

    We love Anton, he makes us feel smart. Not just because of what we know, but for what we wonder about.

  100. TayZonday

    So how many stars have had their elements analyzed via spectrograpic analysis? How long would it take us to do every star within 10,000 light years and catalog them?

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