Elon Musk makes good on promise to create T-shirts backing his idea to nuke Mars

  • Elon Musk has made good on his promise to create T-shirts supporting his idea to drop nuclear bombs on Mars.
  • The billionaire tech executive on Saturday tweeted an image of the T-shirts, which contain the slogan "NUKE MARS," and linked off to the SpaceX shop, where they are already being sold.
  • He wants to fire nuclear weapons at Mars' poles with the aim of terraforming it — that is, making the surface habitable for humans.
  • Musk hopes that this will help with his long-held ambition to colonize Mars.
  • The science of nuking Mars isn't watertight, however.
  • In 2018, two researchers from the universities of Colorado and Northern Arizona explored the possibility of using CO2 to terraform Mars, and concluded it wouldn't be possible with today's technology.

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