Wednesday, 10 August 2011

Lunar Leftovers: How The Moon Became A Trash Can

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We hear about the amount of waste floating around space all the time. However, the biggest trash can outside of earth's atmosphere is in fact the moon. The moon has only been accessible for decades, rather than hundreds of years.

However, in the short time available to humanity it is estimated that we have left over one hundred and seventy thousand kilos of debris on the surface of our once pristine satellite. Here are some of the more notable pieces of trash on the moon.

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