The tech entrepreneur of Tesla and Hawthorne-based Space X fame, Elon Musk appeared on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert a couple of days ago, and had something rather interesting to offer to the discussion. Musk suggested that if a nuclear bomb were to be dropped on the planet Mars, it could potentially become habitable for humans. “Drop thermonuclear weapons over the poles,” Musk stated. This he believes would allow the area to be heated enough for us to live there.
After these comments scientists responded rather skeptically by stating that the explosion could also cause a nuclear winter and that they are willing to explore the solar system as long as it leaves the environment in its natural state.