Where does gold come from? - David Lunney

  • Ajoutée 8 oct. 2015
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    Did you know that gold is extraterrestrial? Instead of arising from our planet’s rocky crust, it was actually cooked up in space and is present on Earth because of cataclysmic stellar explosions called supernovae. CERN Scientist David Lunney outlines the incredible journey of gold from space to Earth.
    Lesson by David Lunney, animation by Andrew Foerster.

Commentaires • 2 756

  • Steven Mays
    Steven Mays Il y a jour

    This guy is just telling us what he was told and its all wrong . if this was the case why isnt it happening to day we have gold in out blood if you believe in the bible you knlw there was giants on the earth 2 miles tall thats where it comes from

  • Mystery Buyer
    Mystery Buyer Il y a 2 jours

    As a gold holder I want it to stay rare.

  • TurboAnimations
    TurboAnimations Il y a 4 jours +1

    Where does gold come from?
    Easy! Minecraft!

  • Andre Pastor
    Andre Pastor Il y a 6 jours

    I’ll just get a job then.

  • Aussie Gypsy
    Aussie Gypsy Il y a 8 jours

    Theory that sounds like bs to me.

  • Walt Wilson
    Walt Wilson Il y a 12 jours


  • Bobotte
    Bobotte Il y a 13 jours

    Just create a supernova, problem solved!

  • Harry Manzi-Frost
    Harry Manzi-Frost Il y a 13 jours

    gold comes from the ground

  • Dana Bailey
    Dana Bailey Il y a 15 jours

    Gold is in the body and the only place it is found.. When the flood came it whiped out everyone and that is what you collecting peoples gold from there dead bodies thats why there is only so much

  • Michael Roberts
    Michael Roberts Il y a 17 jours

    I have to watch this for school😂😂😂😂😂😂 WHAT THE HECKKK. No one cares about thisssssss. Someone please help meeeee

  • truth seeker
    truth seeker Il y a 19 jours

    The video failed to say where tf did all our gold go.. This planet was abundant in gold resources. The rise of man came because of gold.. Space travellers/aliens came to earth in search of gold.. Gold was their main resource.. They created machines to mine earth resources that machine was us. We called these assholes god but so called god reaped all of earth gold then left us too die when they were finished. We were created to be slaves to be put to work and mine gold for our creator/so called god

  • Arabėlla Kvelbërj
    Arabėlla Kvelbërj Il y a 20 jours +2

    On a side note, the night time music is so nice, it made me feel sleepy

  • Jepri
    Jepri Il y a 22 jours

    0:30 what music?

  • Vimesh Appadoo
    Vimesh Appadoo Il y a 22 jours

    Nicolas flamel and Edward elric are alchemist who were able to create gold and use the philisopher stone

  • nadson
    nadson Il y a 24 jours


  • Sen
    Sen Il y a 24 jours +2

    bruh now i wanna touch a bar of gold since ive always wanted to feel or touch something that came out of earth

  • Johnny Jones
    Johnny Jones Il y a 25 jours

    Think about how smart the alchemists where to know you can turn lead in to gold, this was before they knew about super novas

  • danish raza
    danish raza Il y a 26 jours

    Pac man

  • C.L Strife
    C.L Strife Il y a 26 jours +1

    So what you're saying is that we are born out of a dying star.

  • Bruno Cardoso Dos Santos
    Bruno Cardoso Dos Santos Il y a 28 jours

    So if by an chance a supernova happen next to earth but without dizimating live it would rain gold and silver?

  • Christin Banda-smith
    Christin Banda-smith Il y a mois

    All i see is minecraft shitpost’s

  • Monsieur Pikel
    Monsieur Pikel Il y a mois

    4:08 are you talking about Golden shower?😈

  • 10:4 littleAl
    10:4 littleAl Il y a mois +1


  • Lakshit Ahari
    Lakshit Ahari Il y a mois

    Nice work

  • Joseph Nathaniel Bael
    Joseph Nathaniel Bael Il y a mois

    Just farm zombie pigmen, automatically or manually

  • Navis Mirza
    Navis Mirza Il y a mois

    Do the transmute gold
    that's 2nd forbidden thing in alchemy, no wonder they failed

  • El Chavacano
    El Chavacano Il y a mois

    golds came from the jewelry stores

  • Juraini Tan
    Juraini Tan Il y a mois


  • Shea Goff
    Shea Goff Il y a mois

    3:11 he wanted to be like Scrooge Mcduck

  • Zerg Radio Free Music
    Zerg Radio Free Music Il y a mois +1

    I bet there are still many kids and adults still digging for gold, in their noses.

  • ico
    ico Il y a mois

    *I'm watching your video at 2:21 AM. Now I'm sleepy. Thanks.*

  • vcccdell
    vcccdell Il y a mois

    Fairytale arguments based on nothing but a bunch of guesses

  • Jamie J
    Jamie J Il y a mois

    We modern, scientific, intelligent, conceited humans need to pay a little more attention to the so called mythologies and pagan/heathen literature...
    "Gold is the sweat of the Sun" -- Inca
    "Gold is combination of water (H2O) and sunlight" --Greek
    "Sun God gifted King Satrajeet with Samantak Mani that laid 8 tolas of gold everyday" --- a story from Mahabharat
    We burnt Inca/Aztek/Mayan libraries, library in Alexandria, Nalanda library, massacred celtic druids, etc..
    No wonder we are a species with amnesia. We are condemned to reinvent wheels/rediscover knowledge every few millenia.

  • Problembeing
    Problembeing Il y a mois

    The standard model of stars does not work.

  • Kent SuperMAD
    Kent SuperMAD Il y a mois

    Good video ted Ed

  • Stephano Buddle
    Stephano Buddle Il y a mois

    This is another excellent video explaining the geochemical and cosmological process involved in creating gold the precious metal

    AHMEDS Il y a mois

    Shortly : it can’t be made at present time.

  • Xander F
    Xander F Il y a mois

    Imagine if our ancestors actually new the astronomical source of something already deemed so precious even today. It would blow them away!

  • Ella bella Xox
    Ella bella Xox Il y a mois +2

    Most relaxing channel ever. Making me fall asleep, making me dose of. O love it 🥰

  • Kofi Ofosu
    Kofi Ofosu Il y a mois

    I did not know that gold was extraterrestrial. Explains a lot.

  • Tibly
    Tibly Il y a mois

    and the whole video didn’t explain much where gold comes from !!!!!

    LAZAR BEAM Il y a mois

    Map of NEPAL

  • Bang Supa
    Bang Supa Il y a mois

    putangina mo

  • Brandi Naron
    Brandi Naron Il y a mois

    Me the sun

  • Troy Claus
    Troy Claus Il y a mois


  • Papi Kink
    Papi Kink Il y a mois

    Wait a minute, if it was rained down on us it would be scattered. Pooled into streams I can see. But HOW is it buried in miles of veins throughout SPECIFIC geographical locations? How could it have formed this way if the particles were fallen through dust from from space?

  • Rchid Ben Arfa
    Rchid Ben Arfa Il y a mois

    Why there's a bottle with tunisian's flag ?

  • Jorge Lopez
    Jorge Lopez Il y a mois

    Why is gold so important?is it more to it since its from outer space

  • Edwin ACKOR
    Edwin ACKOR Il y a mois

    If one day, abundance of Gold found. What would you think the price of Gold will be?

  • Gerald Cliver
    Gerald Cliver Il y a mois


  • Eric Halim
    Eric Halim Il y a mois

    New knowledge for me. So what I see is what makes value of gold or money or stock or investment is OUR COMMON BELIEFS SYSTEMS it doesn't mean anything while we are nomadic and hunters like thousands ago.

  • syed sarwar hussain
    syed sarwar hussain Il y a mois

    We have more precious things than gold that is we breath easily and oxygen availability I think without this I can't even type

  • Purple Spark
    Purple Spark Il y a mois

    The question is: why do we even care about gold?

  • Fred Flintstone
    Fred Flintstone Il y a mois

    This guy is a f****** up liar! What's the value of gold? For its uses? You can use spray paint be shiny. Heavy elements by the weigh. Yes it collect conducts electricity. Fort Knox has 1000000 size Olympic pools full of gold stored there. So if it had value why would they store it?

  • Bravest Ant
    Bravest Ant Il y a mois +3

    Was one of the alchemists named Edward Elric

  • RN
    RN Il y a mois

    WRONG !!!! Star not always destroyed in Nova event.

  • Madelaine Bais
    Madelaine Bais Il y a mois

    Marry me Addison Andersen

  • walt chambers
    walt chambers Il y a mois

    Go away Ted-Ed, you don’t know Jack...

  • bharath kumar
    bharath kumar Il y a mois

    Origin of gold:a space pacman eating neutrons

  • Allan Jason Mburu
    Allan Jason Mburu Il y a mois

    really amazing animation