PIA05729: Testing the Capture Magnet
Mission: Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
Spacecraft: Opportunity
Instrument: Capture Magnet
Product Size: 480 x 360 pixels (width x height)
Produced By: University of Aarhus
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This image of a model capture magnet was taken after an experiment in a Mars simulation chamber at the University of Aarhus, Denmark. It has some dust on it, but not as much as that on the Mars Exploration Rover Spirit's capture magnet. The capture and filter magnets on both Mars Exploration Rovers were delivered by the magnetic properties team at the Center for Planetary Science, Copenhagen, Denmark.

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