The moon is now littered with junk. Should it be protected?

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The moon is now littered with junk. Should it be protected?

The battle is on to save the artifacts of the first landings from future astronauts - but it's complicated

AFP

Three rovers, six US flags, dozens of probes that either landed successfully or crashed, tools, cameras and trash: the moon is dotted with hundreds of objects as a result of space exploration.

Some experts are calling to grant them heritage status to protect them from future tourists and human activity.

It all started on September 13 1959 when Soviet probe Luna 2 smashed into Mare Imbrium, its 390kg of mass vaporising, no doubt, on impact...

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