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Elon Musk Elaborates on His Proposal to Nuke Mars

Every few moments, he wants to send a large fusion bomb over the poles, to create small blinking "suns."

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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 Steven 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.

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