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Several organizations, including NASA, have dispatched numerous spacecraft to the planet Mars to do research there.
However, much as Earth’s orbit is covered in satellite junk, this leads to rubbish building up on Mars.
On the evening of February 18, 2021, the NASA-built Perseverance spacecraft touched down in the Jezero Crater on Mars. It was launched on July 30, 2020.
While continuing its study of Mars, NASA’s Perseverance rover discovered a weird item that resembled a knotted length of rope recently; it was later discovered that this object had fallen during the descent.
On Mars, there are several places where human contamination may be found. To begin with, every spacecraft that lands on Mars leaves behind rubbish.
Waste is also produced by vehicles that have reached the end of their useful lives and are still present on Mars’ surface. At the same time, we shouldn’t ignore the vehicles that failed to land on Mars and slammed into its surface.
Martian winds have dispersed broken pieces of spacecraft that have collided with the planet’s surface.
In addition to these components, there are nine other spacecraft that are now intact and parked on the Martian surface.
As a result, there are around 10,000 tons of chunks of the Earth on the surface of Mars. According to scientists, this trash might threaten upcoming Mars expeditions.