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MGS over Olympus Mons,
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Mars Global Surveyor Magnetic Field Experiment

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Mars Global Surveyor Magnetic Fields Data from Cruise

Here is an example of some data collected by the MGS magnetometer during its cruise to Mars. The data was collected on day 100 (April 10) of 1997. The sine waves are caused by the spin of the spacecraft in the interplanetary magnetic field and illustrate the Array Normal Spin (ANS) mode being used at this time.

MGS MAG cruise data
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Contributors: Sandy Kopman, David Brain, Cisco Perin, and Theresa Valentine

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