Although humans have visited the moon only 12 times, there are already over 400,000 pounds of garbage on its surface. As per the reports of Gizmodo, most of the garbage comes from spacecraft and landing ships. In a belief that Rejecting equipment instead of bringing it back to Earth increases the probability that astronauts will come back safely. We humans not only litter on earth but we litter on the moon as well.
Each lunar landing leaves behind a huge Lunar Lander of 22,700 pounds. As explained in the video below, it is not unusual for astronauts to bring and leave waste on the moon. There are golf balls, two-dollar bills, and more on the surface of the moon – not to mention a giant bag of human waste that will have to be cleaned one day by someone.
Sometimes, space wastes floating around the Earth also make their way to the Moon.
As Inhabitat notes, more than 21,000 pieces of waste fragments of spacecraft with deactivated satellites are currently in orbit around the Earth. Sometimes structures crash on each other. This happened at least 70 times. If the debris leaves Earth’s orbit, they can reach the moon or even the deep space.
Sometimes things are left behind on purpose. A small aluminum memorial was left by the Apollo 15 crew to honor fallen astronauts. To this day, it stands on the still lunar landscape. According to testimonies, the characteristic left aside in the fall experience of an Apollo 15’s “hammer feather” also remains. The Apollo 1 mission never made it to the moon because it was closed early after three astronauts were killed in a training exercise. However, an un-launched mission patch made its way to our moon in orbit.
Few years back, NASA’s GRAIL mission hit the lunar surface, destroying its communications connection with Earth.
None of this has been an accident, crash landings like this are a typical way to end unmanned lunar missions and inhabited planetary missions in general. This means, however, that the typical method of NASA’s mission is to inevitably leave debris scattered on the planets throught our solar system. which means that the moon, in particular, currently houses almost 400,000 pounds of synthetic material. In epic terms, the lunar surface has figurative and literal human footprints, objects of terrestrial origin that have found their last resting place in the most supernatural mausoleum imaginable. In short, we regularly leave garbage on the moon.
Few of the found litter on the moon is listed here :
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