Why Elon Musk needs 10,000 nuclear missiles to bomb Mars: Russian space expert gives an explanation

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One of the most famous billionaires with crazy ideas, Elon Musk has long cherished plans to bring 1 million people to settle on Mars in 2050. To make this happen, Elon Musk have devised different ways to turn Red Planet into a life-supporting planet in the shortest possible time.

Accordingly, one of Elon Musk’s most incredible ideas is that the billionaire wants to bombard two polar regions of Mars with a nuclear bomb. When detonated, the bomb will provide enormous heat to melt ice on Mars. Melting ice will emit large amounts of CO2 into the atmosphere pole of Mars, creating the greenhouse effect, the temperature thereby warming the planet.

Vì sao Elon Musk phải cần tới 10000 tên lửa hạt nhân để bắn phá Sao Hỏa: Chuyên gia vũ trụ Nga đưa ra lời giải thích - Ảnh 1.

Atomic bombs when exploded in the polar regions will release CO2 into the Martian atmosphere

However, this idea of ​​Elon Musk has faced many objections from the scientists. Most recently, in an interview with the TASS news agency on May 12, Alexander Bloshenko, executive director of long-term space science programs of Russia’s Roscosmos space corporation, said that billionaire Elon Musk must launch at least 10,000 nuclear warheads to realize this idea.

If analyzed carefully, some of the plans put forward by SpaceX simply cannot be done with the technology platform we have. For example, for the plan to detonate a nuclear bomb on the polar region. of Mars, to have a clear result, SpaceX will have to perform 10,000 launches of missiles capable of carrying the largest payload, with the corresponding number of nuclear warheads , “Alexander said. In particular, experts at Roscomos also emphasized that the current humans are not able to ‘improve’ the climate of Mars or Venus in any visible way.

Vì sao Elon Musk phải cần tới 10000 tên lửa hạt nhân để bắn phá Sao Hỏa: Chuyên gia vũ trụ Nga đưa ra lời giải thích - Ảnh 2.

Starship – Elon Musk spacecraft expected to put people on Mars

Earlier, a NASA study in 2018 also indicated that the CO2 created after the nuclear explosion would quickly exit the Martian atmosphere. Therefore, there will not be enough CO2 needed to be retained on Mars so that the climate on this planet is nearly identical to the Earth. In other words, “this method cannot be used to improve Mars,” said a NASA researcher. Scientists do not exclude the possibility that humans will take hundreds or thousands of years to “invade” Mars.

Despite this, Elon Musk is still very loyal to his ambition to send people to Mars. Currently, SpaceX is developing a whole new generation of spacecraft called Starship, which will be used to land on the Moon in 2022 with manned flights. Elon Musk and SpaceX are also expected to use Starship to send humans to Mars by 2050.

Refer to TASS

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