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Elon Musk chats with CBS Late Show host Stephen Colbert about the idea of terraforming Mars using a nuclear blast at the poles. (CBS) 2

Elon Musk Wants to Terraform Mars with Nuke

Elon Musk Wants to Terraform Mars with a Nuke Billionaire Elon Musk (SpaceX, Tesla Motors) appeared on the new Stephen Colbert CBS Late Show this week, discussing current ventures which led into talk of mankind’s potential future on Mars. He describes at first that humans would have to live in ‘clear domes’ but eventually, life outside in the Mars atmosphere could be made habitable through processes of terraforming it into an “Earthlike planet”. When asked how by Colbert, he replied, “You could warm it up.” According to Musk, there are two ways to achieve this, “The fast way, and the slow way… The...