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DOE/Idaho National Laboratory

MMRTG Magnetics Testing

Caption: The Mars Science Laboratory's radioisotope power system was fueled and tested at Idaho National Laboratory. Here, magnetic testing ensures that the electric field generated by the system is small enough that it won't interfere with the rover's scientific instruments.

Credit: Idaho National Laboratory

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