When you like a planet and think that there’s a distant future possibility of you moving to that planet, what do you do? Well of course, you bomb it with thermonuclear weapons

In broad strokes, that’s the plan Elon Musk has floated for the terraforming and eventual colonization of Mars. The SpaceX CEO revealed the idea on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert Wednesday, explaining that there are two ways — slow and fast — to make Mars warmer, and thus more habitable to humans

Musk did not elaborate on the slow way. But the fast way, he said, is to “drop thermonuclear weapons over the poles,” using SpaceX’s reusable rockets. Frankly, since the last couple of attempts to land those on a floating platform in the Atlantic Ocean resulted in an explosion, we’d say they’re ideal for the task Read more…

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