Elon Musk’s Crazy Idea: “Let’s Drop Nuclear Bombs on Mars to Make it Habitable”


spacex-elon-muskShort Bytes: Elon Musk wants to nuke the Red planet to make it warmer and habitable. Talking on the Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Elon Musk shared his strange ideas and his lighter side. Read more and watch the video.

Do you wish to live on Mars? While we are years away from walking on the Red planet and breathing in its atmosphere, Elon Musk has a way to speed up the process. Recently on the Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Elon Musk said that there are two methods to make Mars habitable for human life. The first method is slow and it involves flooding the Red planet with greenhouse gases to make it warmer.

Well, the second method is fast and it sounds too extreme.

The second and fast method to warm up the planet involved bombing Mars with a nuclear weapon. “The fast way is to drop thermonuclear weapons over the poles,” Musk said without any hesitation.

In the reply, Colbert called him a supervillain. “Superman doesn’t say, ‘let’s drop nuclear bombs.’ That’s Lex Luthor, man,” he added. Further, Colbert asked him why we humans should wish to go to Mars. Musk replied that Mars is “a fixed-upper of a planet.”

Also read: Elon Musk Asks Humanity To Stop Running “The Dumbest Experiment In History”

In addition to the Mars inhabitance discussion, Colbert asked the studio audience if Musk should run for the US president.

Talking about the reusable SpaceX rockets, Musk said that within two years, his rockets will be ready for human passengers.

Watch this dicussion below where Musk becomes the supervillain:

What do you think? Share your views in the comments below.

Adarsh Verma

Adarsh Verma

Fossbytes co-founder and an aspiring entrepreneur who keeps a close eye on open source, tech giants, and security. Get in touch with him by sending an email — [email protected]
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