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Magnetic Field Measurements near Mars

Smith, Edward J. and Davis, Leverett, Jr. and Coleman, Paul J. and Jones, Douglas E. (1965) Magnetic Field Measurements near Mars. Science, 149 (3689). pp. 1241-1242. ISSN 0036-8075. doi:10.1126/science.149.3689.1241.

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During the encounter between Mariner IV and Mars on 14-15 July, no magnetic effect that could be definitely associated with the planet was evident in the magnetometer data. This observation implies that the Martian magnetic dipole moment is, at most, 3 x 10^(-4) times that of the earth.

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Additional Information:© 1965 American Association for the Advancement of Science. Received 13 August 1965. The low field vector helium magnetometer was designed and fabricated by Texas Instruments, Inc., Dallas (F. Reilly, project engineer) under the direction of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (D. Norris and J. Lawrence, cognizant engineers). Supported by NASA grants and contracts NASw-7 (E.J.S.), NsG426 (L.D.), NGR-05-007-065 (P.J.C.), and NGR-45-001-011 (D.E.J.)
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Official Citation:Magnetic Field Measurements near Mars Edward J. Smith, Leverett Davis Jr., Paul J. Coleman Jr., and Douglas E. Jones Science 10 September 1965: 149 (3689), 1241-1242. [DOI:10.1126/science.149.3689.1241]
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