Where does gold come from? - David Lunney

  • Published on Oct 8, 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.

Comments • 2 772

  • Britt Kentish
    Britt Kentish 2 hours ago

    The earth is flat

  • Nguyên Hoàng
    Nguyên Hoàng 20 hours ago

    I don’t care where gold come from. I only care where they come to: my treasury.

  • Sisilili E
    Sisilili E Day ago

    Wow Gold is from space. I never knew

  • Jon Bilgutay
    Jon Bilgutay 4 days ago

    I've wanted to own gold for such a long time. My grandfather left me a bit the size of a grain of sand but I'm talking about an actual ingot of it.

  • Crooked Intelligence

    Tell people the truth Gold is used for Space Travel and that is what humans are built for mining it crafting it and then bagging it all up in a highly protected fort Knox and just think when the Elite need a full tank well I guess you could say we are kinda like honey bees and it's Funny because they harvest gold for us as well!! ???

    SAGAR 6 days ago +2

    Voice, animation, content beauty of this channel.

  • Chan Tim
    Chan Tim 7 days ago

    Is gold more iconic than diamonds

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    C Transcription 7 days ago

    Find the difference \/

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    rainbow space dust

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    Brown pac man

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    Lead to GOLD!!! WHAT!!!

  • Siddharth Diwedi
    Siddharth Diwedi 10 days ago

    Doesn't that mean all elements of periodic table are from supernova

  • varun prakash
    varun prakash 12 days ago

    Diamond , Gold , Platinum are costly metal in the world 👍👍👍👍👍

  • Rodrigo Oliveira
    Rodrigo Oliveira 12 days ago +1

    Melhor canal de todos!

  • zoya Abid
    zoya Abid 13 days ago

    Good but not best some of the main questions are left out by you!😟

  • jose aguirre
    jose aguirre 13 days ago

    Wario would like this indeed

  • Avi Yususpov
    Avi Yususpov 15 days ago +1

    Where does the idea of gold come from?

  • PAngel45
    PAngel45 19 days ago

    God is so amazing.

  • Elohim's Servant
    Elohim's Servant 23 days ago +1

    👀🙄😲😶 Wow! ruclip.com/video/yS-l4k3jwIk/video.html

  • Bandana Oshawott
    Bandana Oshawott 24 days ago

    Wait, if the iron particle picks up neutrons to gain mass, then how does it become gold? Doesn't it need a certain amount of protons to change the element? Or does picking up neutrons make the atom pick up protons.

  • Lakshya Raj Kalra
    Lakshya Raj Kalra 25 days ago +1

    Sound effect is of game "Atomas"

  • Kasif Rajput
    Kasif Rajput 27 days ago


  • Nuggets
    Nuggets 27 days ago

    Is anybody here a chemist

  • rose M
    rose M 27 days ago

    And then britishers came 😏😏😏😏

  • Heidi Karinen
    Heidi Karinen 27 days ago +1

    Why are magpies interested in shiny objects? That is the question next.

  • dragonopolis7227
    dragonopolis7227 28 days ago

    It's in the air water and rocks . It's a special element that controlles creation and destruction.

  • hidden leaf
    hidden leaf 29 days ago

    What is wrong with the accent? Kinda ruined all the content

  • TRenz Tv.
    TRenz Tv. Month ago

    Check this out plenty of Perlas 🌍

  • Hardik Gupta
    Hardik Gupta Month ago

    2:04 Pacman
    Yay! most awesome game of the world!!

  • Philip MacLean
    Philip MacLean Month ago

    we all know scrooge mcduck got his money from the philospher’s stone

  • Cool Kid BMX
    Cool Kid BMX Month ago

    Came here from the latest kurgestata video talking about how stars are born

  • David Crim
    David Crim Month ago +1

    So we can make gold? Reminds me of a classic Twilight Zone episode where three crooks and a scientist sleep for a hundred years to escape the police after a bank robbery. After killing off the others due to his greed, the scientist wandered the desert with only the gold bars to aid him. He did find help before dying to the heat and we learn from this passing couple that in the future, gold is worthless as they manufacture it. Will that future come?

    • PAngel45
      PAngel45 19 days ago

      I remember that episode.

  • sky nguyen
    sky nguyen Month ago

    Gold is more expensive than diamonds,
    Diamonds ain’t worth half what you pay for it.

  • J Chr G
    J Chr G Month ago

    Meteor struck here meso america

    BÏG INTRØ Month ago

    That's all? Hold my beer...

  • Murti Yaya
    Murti Yaya Month ago

    humans go so far as to travel to multiple planets... and mine gold? seems reasonable

  • Rafael Reyes
    Rafael Reyes Month ago

    Why are still aiming to mine gold tho? Aren’t we past that? Lol

  • しろいOmega
    しろいOmega Month ago

    Edward, your everywhere in different forms

  • grandaddynative
    grandaddynative Month ago

    Formed in space? Could've swore I read an article on how bacteria produce enzymes turning toxic metals into gold for digestion. Biology makes gold. Your way of thought needs to die. Mud fossils are strangling your generations lies under water. New brainfood needed.

  • Goula Goula
    Goula Goula Month ago

    I am too human to believe in this story.

  • tubewatch59
    tubewatch59 Month ago

    It comes from shops! (Everybody knows that, what's wrong with you people!!)

  • _ TimeLapMaker _
    _ TimeLapMaker _ Month ago

    why do i see gold underground in minecraft then?!?!?

  • Halcyon Lu
    Halcyon Lu Month ago

    Hydrogen> Helium>Carbon>Neon> Oxygen>Silicon>Iron
    I just wanted to say that because in this vid it's
    Hydrogen> Helium> Carbon> Oxygen> Iron

  • James Frost
    James Frost Month ago

    I think it's the same story for diamonds. Our sun will die and collapse into a giant diamond. It will take another cosmic catastrophe to crunch it into small pieces that spread throughout the universe. I think.

  • Steven Mays
    Steven Mays 2 months ago

    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 2 months ago

    As a gold holder I want it to stay rare.

  • TurboAnimations
    TurboAnimations 2 months ago +1

    Where does gold come from?
    Easy! Minecraft!

  • Andre Pastor
    Andre Pastor 2 months ago

    I’ll just get a job then.

  • Aussie Gypsy
    Aussie Gypsy 2 months ago

    Theory that sounds like bs to me.

  • Walt Wilson
    Walt Wilson 2 months ago


  • Bobotte
    Bobotte 2 months ago

    Just create a supernova, problem solved!

  • Harry Manzi-Frost
    Harry Manzi-Frost 2 months ago

    gold comes from the ground

  • Michael Roberts
    Michael Roberts 2 months ago

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

  • truth seeker
    truth seeker 2 months ago

    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 2 months ago +2

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

  • Jepri
    Jepri 2 months ago

    0:30 what music?

  • Vimesh Appadoo
    Vimesh Appadoo 2 months ago

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

  • nadson
    nadson 2 months ago


  • Senexe
    Senexe 2 months ago +2

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