Monday, October 05, 2015

Elon Musk elaborates on his proposal to nuke Mars | The Verge

Also see Elon Musk needs a vacation (Washington Post)

"A few weeks ago, SpaceX CEO Elon Musk was likened to a James Bond villain after he announced his idea to nuke Mars on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. He said it was the most rapid way to induce climate change on the planet. Now the billionaire has clarified those comments a bit further. He doesn't want to nuke the surface of Mars; he just wants to nuke the sky over the Martian poles every couple of seconds.

The idea, he said, is to create two tiny pulsing "suns" over the regions. "They're really above the planet, they're not on the planet," Musk said at an event for Solar City in New York City's Times Square this morning. Every few moments, he wants to send a large fusion bomb over the poles, to create small blinking suns. "A lot of people don't appreciate that our Sun is a large fusion explosion," he said."
Elon Musk elaborates on his proposal to nuke Mars | The Verge
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