Why Musk's 'Nuking Mars' Idea Isn't All That Far-Fetched
Elon Musk's comment to Stephen Colbert was great for sensational headlines, but there is some science behind the idea of thermonuclear terraforming.By Evan Thomas | September 11, 2015
"Elon Musk Wants To Nuke Mars": It sounds like a headline generator is having a field day, but that is more or less the first step the inventor proposes in getting Mars ready for human colonization.
Elon Musk: "There's the fast way, and the slow way."
Stephen Colbert: "OK, give me the fast way."