Mars is littered with 15,694 pounds of human trash from 50 years of robotic exploration

    Humanity has never been to the Red Planet, but they have already managed to dump garbage there.

    According to scientists, 7,119 tons of waste have accumulated there now.

    The planet is littered with derelict spaceships and their debris that have landed on Mars.

    For example, the Soviet automatic interplanetary station Mars-2, which made an emergency landing in May 1971, is still located on the Red Planet and is in a derelict state. Also, the British Beagle 2 spacecraft, which successfully landed in 2003 but did not make contact, is buried there. Unfortunately, NASA's Ingenuity helicopter, whose mission ended on January 18 of this year, also became a wreck due to a main rotor failure.

    According to experts, it is necessary to maintain a balance between the impact of discoveries and missions on the natural environment of celestial bodies. Future missions will be able to collect debris.