On Friday, the founder of SpaceX, Tesla and The Boring Company, tweeted an age-old idea to quite literally nuke planet Mars to make it habitable - a process known as terraformation. Today, he doubled down on this ambitious idea and tweeted two t-shirts up for sale that have 'Nuke Mars' written on them:
This is not the first time that Elon has talked about nuking the planet. Back in 2015, on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert, he claimed how Mars can be warmed by dropping thermonuclear weapons on the red planet:
While terraformation is a novel idea that aims to release the water trapped in the ice on the poles of Mars, thereby releasing carbon dioxide in the atmosphere and leading to an artificially induced greenhouse effect on the red planet, researchers and scientists alike have been skeptical about its practicality.