Elon Musk's new idea: Nuke Mars

Story highlights

  • Elon Musk tells Stephen Colbert that nuclear bombs could bring about Mars climate change
  • Scientists are not pleased with the idea

(CNN)Never let it be said that Elon Musk isn't full of ideas.

The man who gave us the Tesla electric car, who has big plans for his SpaceX rocket company and who has proposed the tantalizing Hyperloop dropped another bomb during his appearance on "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert" on Wednesday.
Almost literally.