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Perseverance Rover Spots Trash on Mars


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NASA's Mars Perseverance rover made a rather surprising and somewhat disheartening discovery while roaming around on the Red Planet: a piece of trash. The odd find was shared on social media Wednesday afternoon by the team operating the exploratory vehicle. Described as "something unexpected," they explained that the shiny-looking debris is "a piece of a thermal blanket" that protected the rover during its fiery descent in February of last year. The curious discovery, NASA said, is something of a man-made mystery as the rover actually landed a little over a mile away from where the piece of thermal blanket was found.

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