Elon Musk, the CEO of Tesla Motors, plans on exploding devastating nuclear bombs on the surface of Mars. This is something he told Stephen Colbert on The Late Show.
He is the CEO of both Tesla Motors and SpaceX and he has big plans for the future. Elon Musk is into conservation via battery operated electric cars. And he wants to have a human settlement on the Red Planet.
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That would be Mars. However, some of his ideas for terraformation on Mars are pretty weird. He wants to convert the Martian surface structure into one habitable by humans through dropping atomic bombs on it.
Elon Musk told this in all sincerity to Stephen Colbert. The occasion was The Late Show. Colbert drew the parallels between Tony Stark of Marvel Comics and Elon Musk. Musk responded by saying in a self-effacing manner that he was only trying to contribute his fair share towards the progress of humanity.
The discussion took off from there and they talked about the Tesla Power Arm. This was a sinuous charger that served as a fuel source for electric cars.
Then Stephen Colbert queried regarding the human colony on Mars. Colbert spoke of the atmosphere which was hostile to humanity. Elon used an even stronger word with regard to the intolerable atmosphere.
Musk spoke of using large domes for the future cities on Mars. He went on to say that the best way of warming up the below zero degrees centigrade temperature was to drop nuclear weapons on Mars.
It would automatically get heated up and thus be capable of supporting human beings on its surface. At this Stephen Colbert dubbed Elon Musk a super-villain. But Elon insisted that it was the only realistic and rational approach to take.
The nuclear bombs will de-freeze the frozen sea of carbon dioxide on the planet. And then its atmosphere would thicken thereby making it more like our own spaceship earth.
The temperature on Mars resembles our southern pole. Elon Musk plans on nuking the planet on its poles too, to get the thermal juices flowing (so to say that is). How many tons of thermonuclear weapons it will take is a moot point.
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An entire planet requires more than the occasional nuclear bomb tested in some far-off spot. Others have pointed out the obvious flaws and loopholes in Musk’s argument. They say that throwing nukes on Mars’ surface is definitely not a good idea.