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Want to make Mars hospitable? Drop nuclear bombs, says Elon Musk

Elon Musk is clearly in the 2016 race for Supervillain of the Universe, because on the "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," he suggested there were two ways to make Mars hospitable for humans.


One of #NIH’s Building 2’s exhibits was “Radiological Safety After an A-Bomb Explosion,” where food was subjected to neutron bombardment and a Geiger counter was used to see how radioactive it became. So if your school desk really protected you from a nuclear blast, you knew what to eat. Photo is courtesy of the Harry S. Truman Library and Museum.

During World War II, Elizabeth Graves (left) first worked at the University of Chicago's Metallurgical Laboratory and, like some other physicists, left for Los Alamos. Elizabeth worked on the neutron reflector that surrounded the core of the atomic bomb. She stayed at Los Alamos until her retirement in 1972.


A 19-kiloton Nuclear Bomb Explodes From a Balloon Positioned 1500 Feet Above the Ground, August 7, 1957 at 5:25 a.m. PDT Operation Plumb-bob, STOKES Event Nevada Test Site, Nevada, USA