TRASHED

A scientist calculates that there are 15,694 pounds of trash on Mars.  Most of it comes from discarded hardware like this thermal blanket that protected NASA's perseverance to survive its descent into the hellish atmosphere.

Mars is already TRASHED: Humans have left over 15,000 pounds of debris on the Red Planet

Humans have left over 15,000 pounds of trash on Mars over the past 50 years and not a single person has ever set foot on the Red Planet. Cagri Kilic, a postdoctoral robotics researcher at the University of West Virginia, analyzed the mass of all rovers and orbiters sent to Mars and subtracted the weight …

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A scientist calculates that there are 15,694 pounds of trash on Mars.  Most of it comes from discarded hardware like this thermal blanket that protected NASA's perseverance to survive its descent into the hellish atmosphere.

Mars is already TRASHED: Humans have left over 15,000 pounds of debris on the Red Planet

Humans have left over 15,000 pounds of trash on Mars over the past 50 years and not a single person has ever set foot on the Red Planet. Cagri Kilic, a postdoctoral robotics researcher at the University of West Virginia, analyzed the mass of all rovers and orbiters sent to Mars and subtracted the weight …

Mars is already TRASHED: Humans have left over 15,000 pounds of debris on the Red Planet Read More »