How massive stars die – with a BANG!

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When massive stars die, they don’t fade away gently, instead they explode as supernovae – and in some cases, hypernovae – and leave behind supernova remnants, neutron stars, and even black holes. But how they get to this point is really amazing; high-mass stars evolve very fast and create elements heavier than carbon and oxygen. During the supernova, they create heavy elements. In fact, Betelgeuse in Orion is about to go supernova!

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  1. Icza

    Man, really sorry for your loss. Don’t worry about taking that time off though, I love your videos and would never stop watching just because you took a break. They’ll pop up in my sub feed when you return from any break you take so no problem at all. I was thinking part way through watching this one, this is one of your best videos yet. It never fails that you blow my mind with this stuff. I have to keep pausing or skipping back a few seconds to think about what you’re saying and take it in because it’s just mind boggling.

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  3. Wood Work

    Very nicely put

  4. Bryan Gill

    With a BANG? I thought while they were out on tour they get wasted and discover drugs. Lol.

  5. Lola Waters

    sorry for your loss but will look ward to more videos thank you

  6. Reverend Christine

    Very cool.

  7. Karthik Naren

    Good to see you back @launchpadastronomy, sorry for your loss!

  8. Izzy

    Thanks for your channel. I am really enjoying.

  9. Sergusy

    Hello Christian. Hi everyone. Happy new year guys.

  10. Alan Young

    Thanks for returning. Missed your vids

  11. Pupper Emeritus The Gamer

    Do not go gentle into that good night.(the reeling begins AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA)

  12. Luciano

    Nice video, I loved it

  13. David Sims

    Very sorry for your loss. Nice to see you back.

  14. Power Off

    Sorry about your mother. She must have been proud of you. Great videos! Keep them coming!

  15. James Dougan

    g`day christian i am sorry for your loss mate its good to see you back to making videos i have missed your uploads of great videos full of knowledge and insight and i am looking forward to more videos as other commitments allow you to post… have a great new year mate
    james D

  16. Anne Carrington-Cotton

    So sorry about your Mum and thanks for your very informative video. Welcome back

  17. Offspring 1975

    I have found your channel while browsing for Betelgeuse and immediately subscribed to it. This is amazingly illustrated and informative. Thank you for your time and sorry for your recent loss. Greetings from Brazil.

  18. victor

    wonderful as always, Christian. but, sincere condolences on the passing of your mother. :-(

  19. TL Travel

    Awesome content here! Came across you over on the Video Influencers live stream this morning and had to check you out. Low key I am a liiiiiiittle obsessed with space and astronomy .. maybe it goes hand in hand with my travel obsession haha. Excited to watch more here & happy to show some support.

  20. wheeler dealer

    Excellent video, very sorry for your loss😥

  21. WR10

    Sorry for your loss. May her soul rest in peace.
    I discovered your channel only today, and I really enjoyed the video. Hope to see more from you sir.

  22. Bryan

    Sorry to hear about your Mother. Thanks Mom for giving him a telescope so he could be inspired to help us understand Astronomy!

  23. Mark Reedman

    Welcome back Christian. I’m very grateful for the time and knowledge you share with us. My sincere condolences. We are all part of the circle of life in our wonderful universe.

  24. Tmb Brand

    New sub. Great content! John Michael Godier sent me here. :)

  25. Anna Mirae

    I loved it 👍👍👍👍

  26. JINZO TV

    RIP……. She returned to the universe. keep doing great work. Nice video

  27. Darrin Green

    My sincerest condolences on the passing of your mom.

  28. EarlWallaceNYC

    Sorry to hear about your mom. But…
    As she inspired you, you now inspire others, most of whom you will never meet.
    Matter does rearrange itself. But like quantum information, somethings are passed down and endure.
    Thanks for all the inspiration my “Friendly Neighborhood Astronomer”.

  29. Shan Jiang

    RIP mom

  30. Edward Martens

    condolences, and happy you’re back making your informative and amusing videos.
    respect and greetings from the Netherlands.

  31. Janoy Morgan

    Condolences , sad you lost your mom, she is with god. Glad to have you back

  32. Antony Muchiri

    The best Star Video……we’re products of stars …. sorry for your loss

  33. Syzyfowe Prace

    Is it just me or is it a little star dusty in here all of a sudden?

  34. Legion of Weirdos

    I would be cool to watch that up close without dying 🙃

  35. no named

    Love you brother. Family takes priority.

  36. Илья

    I love listening to your voice

  37. ModernDayTech

    Yay, you’re back. Wow, you supernova’d my brain and I loved it. I would love to see a supernova one day but not really. Great tribute to your mom. I’m sorry for your loss. She did return to the universe but her memories will always matter.


    very imformative and god give your mother peace in heaven amen RIP

  39. Capital H

    My condolences, I feel you… Literally. My mom passed 3days later, 9/27. So glad to see you back!

  40. Dave Brewer

    Informative & Entertaining . But most importantly , Astronomy explained in such an easy to understand way that even i can grasp most of it . I truly enjoy this Channel . And i am so happy to have found it . I am so sorry for your loss . But i do wish you a Happy New Year ahead .

  41. Paul Pereira

    God bless you brother my condolences on your Mom, be strong my friend. Keep up the great work I just love it.

  42. The Gunman

    Sorry to hear about your mother. Hope you’re doing ok considering. Looking forward to more videos Christian.

  43. llanorick

    I’m sorry for your loss.

  44. gameboy3800

    this is an absolutely incredible channel. keep up the fantastic work. between you, spacerip and other documentaries it’s an endless pool of knowledge!

  45. Minahil Shehzad

    Oh ! Sorry to hear that. It’s a very sad demise. May God give u the courage to face this reality . May her soul rest in peace.

  46. Steve Hand

    Sorry for your loss… My mom went back to the universe last December, it’s hard… Well thanks for the channel I just found it and watched 2 videos and looking forward to more.. Once again sorry about mom…

  47. fernysyoutube

    Welcome back professor. May her memory bring you comfort.

  48. Space and Earth

    Hey everyone wish you a happy New year.
    Have the best year people 🎊🎉🙂

  49. Victor Bruant

    10:24 I read somewhere that most of gold forms when two neutron stars collide and that only a fraction is created by Supernovae, am I wrong?

  50. Beanie Draws

    I want to give this a standing ovation. I’ve been looking forward to your return, and you did so in true style. Your presentation style was perfection and the end was super touching. Also a huge congrats on the sponsorship. Your mum would definitely be proud of this one, and I absolutely loved what you said about her memory ❤ love you mate :)

  51. Phil .Y

    My sincerest condolences on the loss of your mother. It sounds like she was a very special person not only in you life but others as well.

  52. atam mardes

    “The cosmos is within us. We are made of star-stuff. We are a way for the universe to know itself.”
    Carl Sagan

  53. Kevin Harbeson

    So sorry for your loss, remember when someone you love becomes a memory, that memory becomes a treasure.

  54. Launch Pad Astronomy

    🔴So sorry I’ve been off the grid lately. Unfortunately my mother passed away and I had to spend much more time than I thought to get the house ready for sale while doing the professor job at the same time. But now I’m back and there’s much more to come! Check out more videos about stars here:

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