• Published on: 01 May 2021
  • How fast are you moving? Remarkably you are moving, by some definitions, around a million miles per hour. But, why don't we feel this motion? Is this speed useful in some way? And what does the question of speed really even mean? Join us today as Cool Worlds explores our motion through space. Written and presented by Prof David Kipping.

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    Music licensed by SoundStripe.com (SS) [shorturl.at/ptBHI], or via Creative Commons (CC) Attribution License (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/), or with permission from the artist
    ► Joachim Heinrich - Y
    ► Falls - Life in Binary
    ► The Europa Protoharmonic Symphony Orchestra - Our Guests Have Arrived
    ► Atlas - Waking Up
    ► Holiday On The Moon - Everything That Matters
    ► Indive - Ion
    ► Chris Zabriskie - Music From Neptune Flux 10
    ► Chris Zabriskie - Music From Neptune Flux 4
    ► Chris Zabriskie - Cylinder 7

    ::Video clips::
    ► A Flight Through the Universe by Berkeley Lab/SDSS
    ► Kuba Jurkowski
    ► Aryeh Nirenberg @art_only
    ► BlueTurn with NASA/DSCOVR
    ► Discovery News - How Fast Are You Moving
    ► BBC Wonders of the Universe
    ► Pole Position Motorsport
    ► Bon Iver - Holocene (NE Direction)
    ► Earth orbit animation by Brad Freese
    ► The Expanse - Amazon Studios
    ► Juno slingshot by NASA/JPL/SwRI
    ► Voyager animation by NASA/JPL
    ► Zoom-out from Earth by ESO/spaceengine.org/L. Calcada
    ► Helical orbits by Thord Christoffersson, djsadu and Rhys Taylor
    ► Galactic orbit by American Museum of National History
    ► Galactic orbit animation by ESA
    ► Milkromeda collision by NASA/ESA/F. Summers/ G. Besla/ R. van der Marel
    ► Planck telescope animation by ESA
    ► Reionization animation by CITA/R. Kaehler/M. Alvarez/T. Abel
    ► Expanding universe animation by M. Kornmesser/L. Calcada/NASA/ESA/Hubble
    ► Milky Way animation by ESA/Hubble/M. Kornmesser/L. L. Christensen

    ::Film clips used::
    ► Agora (2009) - Newmarket Films
    ► Interstellar (2014) - Paramount Pictures
    ► Inception (2010) - Warner Bros. Pictures
    ► First Man (2018) - Universal Pictures
    ► Drive (2011) - FilmDistrict
    ► Baby Driver (2017) - Sony Pictures Releasing
    ► Man of Steel (2013) - Warner Bros. Pictures
    ► Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017) - Walt Disney Studio Motion Pictures
    ► Star Wars: The Rise of SkyWalker (2019) - Walt Disney Studio Motion Pictures
    ► The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (2007) - Warners Bros. Pictures
    ► Avatar (2009) - 20th Century Fox
    ► The Commuter (2018) - Lionsgate

    0:00 Prologue
    0:42 Perception
    6:26 Terrestrial
    10:54 Extra-Terrestrial
    15:33 Extra-Solar
    19:40 Extra-Galactic
    25:11 Credits

    #MillionMPH #HowFastAreYouMoving #CoolWorlds
  • Runtime : 25:50
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  • Dandavats Dasa
    Dandavats Dasa   5 hours ago

    Thank you for attempting to explain in easy terms!Time, gravity, speed, light?

  • Raph Ael
    Raph Ael   1 days ago

    Please consider that a large portion of your viewership is completely comfortable with the metric system, and the amount of people on either that use the metric system and are English speaking exceeds the amount of people that use the imperial system. If the imperial system made more sense, I would adopt it, but it doesn't.

  • Cristian Barbir
    Cristian Barbir   3 days ago

    Ma man!....Even though I read all this stuff years ago and understood it, I didn't get SUCH a vivid image in my head until you've laid it down for us.Your voice, tempo, and way of narrating can turn even the most ignorant into "I want to know everything" sort of people. Mate, keep doing what you're doing! You're a proper topshelffer!

  • John Manderson
    John Manderson   4 days ago

    Come on! Stop ✋ that nonsensical use of imperial units ! Science use the metric system for a reason 😤

  • John Manderson
    John Manderson   4 days ago

    This brain 🧠 deserves some basic protection while riding the mono wheel board, hmmm 🤔

  • dave h
    dave h   4 days ago

    A million miles an hour's nothing in space-time

  • Grant Andrew
    Grant Andrew   6 days ago

    closer to 2million per hr by far than 1 million ....

  • J. B. Wagler
    J. B. Wagler   1 weeks ago

    More intuitive speed when starting at meters per second would be Kilometres per hour not converting from metric to imperial.

  • tanataotengahere
    tanataotengahere   1 weeks ago

    Kaapai ra e hoa, nga korero hai mohio te teere-haere o te ao, me nga waka-ere-rangi, te-ao-marama te raa, nga ao atea e haere-ra wainganui o te raa, mahi whika e-pai mo-nga tauira tuturu...excelente..kia ora...gracias,,thx..✌️🙏🤙👍

  • Lars Courville
    Lars Courville   1 weeks ago

    The CMB dipole proves to my simple mind, that all these Galaxy's in space are spinning around something superduper Massive. We can't see it yet. It's there, though. I feel it in my bones.

  • Roberto
    Roberto   2 weeks ago

    Outstanding video and really well narrated. I watched it again and discovered more info I neglected to realize the 1st time around. Really well done!

  • Jose Otis uy chan
    Jose Otis uy chan   2 weeks ago

    That's terrible if the earth sudden stop rotation..a1038mph atmospherics wind might encounter globally in hypothetical sense.

  • Ken Hughes
    Ken Hughes   2 weeks ago

    Thankyou for this very clear, well presented video. BUT, (there's always a "but" isn't there), you left out the single most important aspect driving all the effects you describe,.....TIME, or more precisely,.......TIME RATE. I know you touched upon it when mentioning Einstein's' work, but you failed to describe that every single effect you covered is CAUSED by the time rate, or differential time rates. I know physicists, (I am an Engineer), like to think of physical "forces" and physical expansion and rates, but all these can be understood as the effects of time rate change.Gravity can be said to be the "curvature" of time, or the changing of the time rate with distance away from the large object.The egg shape of the Earth can be understood to exactly match the different time rates at different distance from the poles.and so on....................But what is the driver here? ...."Forces" ( some of which we have created) or time rates, ( which are always real)? Either can be used to quantify or calculate effects.Thinking back to Newton's bucket, I think Newton is the closest, to date, in describing these centrifugal effects. Mach even suggested the rotation was relative to the distant stars, (you might say, the CMB frame, and I actually agree with that. BUT, (there's that word again), If the water in the bucket is rotating relative to the CMB frame, then how exactly can that frame affect the movement of the water? The deduction is that the effects are always local. If you bring the "static" CMB frame closer in to the bucket, then at the bucket, its effect must be to "pile" the water up at the bucket walls. There can be no "Action at a distance" with any of these effects and the causality principle dictates that all causes must be local to their effects. Deduction? there must be a static reference frame throughout all of space and that the nature of this "frame" must be such that movement through it causes inertial time dilation, with the water moving towards a region with the slowest time rate, i.e. the perimeter of the bucket.There is much more to this train of though of course, all described in my book "The Binary Universe" - A Theory of Time. https://www.amazon.co.uk/BINARY-UNIVERSE-Theory-Time/dp/0956800246The book describes "Binary Universe Theory, or B.U.T. (There's that word again).

  • OKSB Podcast
    OKSB Podcast   2 weeks ago

    He’s the teacher your crush had a crush on

  • Danny D Mugosa
    Danny D Mugosa   2 weeks ago

    KM per hours not Miles…. Ignorant of the rest of the world or majority on the earth

  • Grant PARKE
    Grant PARKE   2 weeks ago

    Your voice is dream! Man not only would I take you out to dinner! Id take you voice out to a seperate dinner!

  • Peter Boyd
    Peter Boyd   2 weeks ago

    Visual effect sometimes forget to keep the earth in a counter-clock rotation.

  • Antero Salo
    Antero Salo   2 weeks ago

    Please! Professor Kipping🤭Be kind and use a protective helmet when skateboarding. Thank you for the inspiration. I sincerely hope that if you crash you experience both inspiration and expiration thereafter.

  • Miki Lynne
    Miki Lynne   2 weeks ago

    There is one speed that cannot be matched. A planet sized space vehicle could be anywhere in the universe in a nanosecond. Thought power. Just think you are at the edge of the galaxy and ZOOM, you're there before you even know it. Of course, it would take yours balls a million light years to catch up.

  • Hill Top
    Hill Top   3 weeks ago

    Hey man wear a helmet when you're on your one wheel, I've been playing your videos on my commute to work. It's a great way to start the day.

  • Uday Srivastava
    Uday Srivastava   3 weeks ago

    kilometers per hour is much more intuitive than miles per hourbut no one still needs it as the video is so wonderful and everything is relative

  • Joshua Williamson
    Joshua Williamson   3 weeks ago

    @cool worlds what's the average stable lifetime of a galaxy before it's heavily disrupted by hitting another galaxy? If it's way less than the lifetime of the average star then it could be that even civilizations that manage to get off world would choose to make there way outside major gravity wells at least some of the time. Maybe slingshot through outer solar systems for maneuvering and just live on more stable O'Neal cylinder clusters. We would be looking at stars only for budding civilizations that hadn't been forced to migrate out into calmer less occupied waters of interstellar space

  • Илья Измайлов

    Okay... Scientists using metric system. All world is using metric system. Except America (HELL YEAaAaH) And I understand that miles may be more "intuitive" for Americans, than meters... (But I doubt it)But really, did you really have to use miles in a scientific based video? Just asking. Maybe it would be better to at least give some perspective with comparison miles and meters on screen? Yeah, I know I can go frick myself and nobody's asked my opinion. Sry

  • Mary Jane
    Mary Jane   3 weeks ago

    Gravity. There, saved you 25 minutes.

  • Steve Naranjo Barboza

    I love your videos, but the fact that a man of science, a person from NASA no less uses the imperial system in the video rather than the International system is beyond comprehension, heartbreaking i will say.

  • CW
    CW   3 weeks ago

    So, I made the Kessel Run in less than twelve parsecs..

  • Ihab A.
    Ihab A.   4 weeks ago

    Living out of the US, I would have appreciated mentioning also KM or KM/s :)

  • bhaskar m
    bhaskar m   4 weeks ago

    that was hell of facts... mind boggling...that is why our astronomers fly on space station.

  • James Mac
    James Mac   4 weeks ago

    Two words …. Flat earth lol

  • Anton K.
    Anton K.   1 months ago

    Seeing ur cut ins really takes you out of the awesomeness of space

  • alex bird
    alex bird   1 months ago

    Intuitive methods. Mph. How tf are imperial units intuitive 🤣🤣🤣

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  • A. Rx
    A. Rx   1 months ago

    It's always amazing to me when scientists don't use the metric system.. miles per hour X'D