Humans have dumped over 7000 kg of trash on Mars. Image : Twitter @ErinSpaceCase A bundle of detritus was first spotted on July 12th by a rover’s front left hazard avoidance camera. Humans have dumped over 7000 kg of trash on Mars. Humans have been exploring Mar’s surface for more than 5 decades now. After 14 missions, 18 human-made objects have landed on Mars leaving 7000kg of trash on it. In mid of August 2022 Nasa confirmed that Mars rover Perseverance had spotted a piece of trash dropped while landing. Moreover, it is not the first time scientists have left found trash on Mars. The detritus come from three possible places: discarded hardware, inactive spacecraft and crashed spacecraft. https://twitter.com/ErinSpaceCase/status/1519402058415288322?s=20&t=8oSvwbE0DvR0Y_HfbV9otw Meanwhile, according to Cagri Kilic’s claim, a postdoctoral research fellow in robotics at West Virginia University, humans have dumped over 7118.6 kg of waste. According to Kilic, the total mass of spacecraft sent to Mars would be around 9,979 kilos. By 2030s, NASA hopes to send an astronaut to Mars for the first time. For now, humans continue to explore it via robots and machines. According to the UN Office for Outer Space Affairs, 18 manmade spacecraft have been sent to Mars through 14 different missions by different countries. NASA recently announced that its Perseverance Mars rover had found some garbage on the Martian surface. Unfortunately, that is not the only debris over there. My team has spotted something unexpected: It’s a piece of a thermal blanket that they think may have come from my descent stage, the rocket-powered jet pack that set me down on landing day back in 2021. pic.twitter.com/O4rIaEABLu — NASA's Perseverance Mars Rover (@NASAPersevere) June 15, 2022 Kilic said that the debris had three primary sources: discarded hardware, inactive spacecraft and crashed spacecraft. Also, Fragments of ruined spacecraft add up to the trash. Besides, Two spacecraft have crashed and four others have lost contact leaving behind litter that, Kilic worries, can impact future Mars missions.