Tech UPTechnologyThey calculate how much human garbage there is already...

They calculate how much human garbage there is already on Mars

On Mars there are already almost 7 tons of garbage from Earth. It is said soon. Even without any human being having set foot on Mars yet, the Red Planet is already covered in our junk, coming from the 18 human-made objects that have been sent to the planet over the last five decades.

According to Cagri Kilic , a Postdoctoral Fellow in Robotics at West Virginia University, the debris currently found on Mars comes from three main sources: discarded hardware, idle spacecraft, and crashed spacecraft.

While much of the now Martian debris is unavoidable, as many of the parts must be disposed of to protect the ship as it rises through the red planet’s hellish atmosphere, our debris problem is already significant without having put a foot on mars

The Perseverance rover, currently exploring Mars, entered the Hogwallow Flats region and acquired a high-resolution 360-degree Mastcam-Z panorama. In it we could see a thermal blanket that was used to protect the car-sized vehicle from the extreme temperatures it experienced during landing. There’s also the parachute , the cone-shaped rear shell that protected the rover in space , a piece of shredded Dacron netting that also helped the rover land safely on Mars… and a long list of materials that have been ended up forming almost 7,000 kilos of terrestrial garbage on Mars.

What does this garbage represent?

This huge amount of debris currently scattered on Mars poses risks to current and future missions to the red planet. For starters, it’s important that any debris they find is well-recorded to make sure nothing contaminates the samples the rover is collecting.

There are a total of nine inactive spacecraft sitting on Mars, including the Mars 3 lander, Mars 6 lander, Viking 1 lander, Viking 2 lander, Sojourner rover, Schiaparelli lander from the European Space Agency, the Phoenix lander, the Spirit lander and the Opportunity rover.

Referencia: TheConversation

Slaves and Disabled: Forced Medical Test Volunteers

The main problem to carry out medical research is to have willing volunteers for it. And if they come out for free, much better. This is the story of unethical behavior in medical research.

How are lightning created?

Summer is synonymous with sun, but also with storms. Who has not contemplated one from the protection that the home gives that electrical display that is lightning?

How global warming will affect astronomy

Astronomical observations around the world will worsen in quality as a result of climate change, according to a new study.

New images of Saturn's rings in stunning detail

New images of Saturn's rings in stunning detail

NASA discovers more than 50 areas that emit exorbitant levels of greenhouse gases

NASA's 'EMIT' spectrometer locates has targeted Central Asia, the Middle East and the US among others.