In this chapter of the Mars saga, Jaime Maussán explores possible thermonuclear explosions on the surface of Mars. In October 2015, cameras from the Indian space agency and a telescope that followed the path of a comet captured what appeared to be a nuclear blast on the red planet. At the same time, different experts claim that there are remnants of old detonations and hot spots on its surface. Martian atmospheric evidence suggests that our close neighbor was once like Earth, with water and possibly life, but then it lost part of its Earthlike atmosphere. Could there have been a nuclear war that destroyed life on Mars? Is this pure science fiction, or is there proof of extraterrestrial nuclear weapons?
Host: Jaime Maussán
Audio Languages: English