Elon Musk has now revealed more facts of his contentious proposal to bomb Mars.
The SpaceX and Tesla founder was speaking at the launch of a new solar panel from one of hiscompanies, Solar City.
He said the proposal would use a new kind of 'pulse bomb' to produce two suns in the Martian atmosphere to warm the planet.Mashable's Lance Ulanoff asked about his thoughts on the recent discovery of water on the red planet. After replying “Yeah, that's good,” he explained his plan to make the red planet habitable. Musk said “What I was talking about, was having a series of very large, by our standards, but very small by calamity standards, essentially having two tiny pulsing suns over the poles”
“They're really above the planet. Not on the planet”
“Every several seconds,' Musk continued 'send large fusion bombs over the poles”
Those massive bombs would 'blink out, like a small sun' and then you can send up more to keep going with the procedure, Musk added. He said “A lot of people don't appreciate that our sun is a giant fusion explosion. Why would you want two suns over Mars?”
“So if you have two basically tiny suns over the pole that would warm up the planet. Then you would gasify frozen carbon dioxide, thicken the atmosphere and warm up the water and all of that would have a greenhouse effect. Have a cascading effect to continue warming up the planet.” Musk said.
Elon Musk has earlier hypothesized that Mars could be heated up rapidly by dropping nuclear weapons over its poles and said he would love to visit the red planet one day.
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