Testing the Capture Magnet
December 19, 2004
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.
Topics: Environment, Mars Exploration Rover, Mars, Space exploration, Magnet, Mars Pathfinder, Rover, Mars exploration, Spirit rover, Denmark