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Elon Musk: “Drop Thermonuclear Weapons” to Make Mars Hospitable

posted: 09/10/15
by: Danny Clemens

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has always been a disruptive force in the technology world and his latest idea is no different.

During a Wednesday appearance on CBS' The Late Show, host Stephen Colbert broached the subject of humankind's journey to Mars. Put off by the idea of having to "huff each other's stank" under a dome on Mars, Colbert asked Musk if it would be possible to inhabit the Red Planet without a dome.

Of course -- we could "transform Mars into an Earth-like planet" by warming it up, Musk explained.

But how exactly does one go about warming up an entire planet?

"The fast way is to drop thermonuclear weapons over the poles," Musk retorted without skipping a beat:

You have to break a few eggs to make an omelet, right?

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