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Musk proposed a new way to “warm up” Mars. It was invented back in 2006

Elon Musk posted on Twitter his idea of ​​raising the surface temperature of Mars. The idea is to launch several thousand satellites into orbit around the planet with reflective surfaces that will direct the rays of the Sun to Mars and thus warm it.

The thought of launching satellites repeats the work of Rigel Void. A then graduate of the University of Arizona received a prize from NASA for the idea of ​​improving the climate on Mars using “orbiting mirrors” on satellites.

Musk also has an idea to raise the temperature of Mars with a series of nuclear explosions – they should not lead to an increase in the level of radiation. However, NASA does not consider such a plan: last year, the agency said that with current technologies, terraforming of the Red Planet is impossible.

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