Mars Emerges from an Ice Age – It’s Time to Nuke It
Colonizing Mars is the goal of many independent space agencies at the moment, and the planet appears to be warming up. Whether you have heard it or not, Elon Musk proposed that we launch thermonuclear missiles towards the red planet and detonate them over the poles. These explosions would simultaneously melt all of the frozen CO2 on the poles which would thicken the planet’s atmosphere, thus warming it up. This sounds pretty absurd, but the time to do it may be right about now, according to new research.
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Mars is perpetually engaged in a cycle of ice age events, which spread solidified supercold CO2 around the planet’s surface.