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The Lunar Surface Magnetometer was an instrument used to detect the presence of a magnetic field on the moon and to measure the intensity of the field. The Apollo 16 astronauts used this type magnetometer for their Earth-based training.

NASA transferred it to the Museum in 1975.

Display Status This object is not on display at the National Air and Space Museum. It is either on loan or in storage.
Object Details
Country of Origin United States of America Type EQUIPMENT-Lunar Manufacturer NASA Ames Research Center Dimensions Overall: 68.6 × 14 × 10.2cm (2 ft. 3 in. × 5 1/2 in. × 4 in.)
3-D (Tripod): 53.3 × 14 × 10.2cm (1 ft. 9 in. × 5 1/2 in. × 4 in.)
3-D (Large Box): 22.2 × 12.7 × 10.2cm (8 3/4 × 5 × 4 in.)
Materials Aluminum
Gold Plating
Ferrous Alloy
Inventory Number A19750055000 Credit Line Transferred from NASA, Johnson Space Center. Data Source National Air and Space Museum Restrictions & Rights Usage conditions apply
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