“My team discovered something unexpected: It’s part of thermal blanket Which he believes may have come from my descent stage, the rocket-powered “aircraft package” that left me on landing day in 2021,” the mission’s Twitter account commented.
This is a shiny piece of aluminum foil that is part of a layer used to control temperature. Mission scientists are investigating whether debris separated from the spacecraft upon landing or was blown away by wind after the spacecraft landed on the Red Planet.
Space mission fragments left in space or on space objects such as shoes, shovels, or entire vehicles, such as those from the Apollo 11 mission, can contaminate the bodies of the original planets.
With every human exploration on the Red Planet, space debris increases and this raises concern in space agencies because fragments of space missions can contaminate planets, something that goes against the perseverance mission that is looking for signs of life. ancient germs.
In the Searching for planets Space agencies have found old satellites, burnt propellers, screwdrivers, parachutes and other debris in Earth’s orbit that has become a problem to leave the planet and is also a danger to space stations.