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.
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Testing the Capture Magnet

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.

Image details

ID#:
PIA05729

Date added:
2004-04-09

Mission:
Mars Exploration Rover (MER)

Spacecraft:
Opportunity, Spirit

Instruments:
Capture Magnet

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Image credit:
NASA/JPL/Cornell