Mars begins to fill up with human garbage, 6,800 kg of unused hardware left on the red planet

BOYS AREA – Humans have left more than 15,000 pounds (6,800 kg) of waste on the planet Mars over the past 50 years.

Cagri Kilic, a member Research postdoctoral in the field robotics at West University Virginiathe United States analyzed the mass of all rovers and orbiters sent to Mars and minus the weight of the current mission, the result is 15,694 pounds (7,118 kg more) of debris.

This basket includes discarded hardware, rides space those that are dormant and those that fall to the surface, especially orbiting Mars 2 sent Soviet Union which was destroyed on landing in 1971.

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Not only humans have done it pollution on the planet, but scientists fear that this debris could contaminate samples collected by explorers Perseverance who is currently looking for a life Mars.

Most of this junk is unavoidable, this part will be thrown away after protecting the ride when it penetrates atmosphere Mars.

Included Perseverance owned by NASA which lasted seven minutes when it landed in February 2021.

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The explorer, who collects samples in Mars to take to Earth, he managed to capture images of trash during his mission.

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