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      a material or object that produces a force that pulls on other magnetic materials


NASA's Mars Pathfinder used magnets to collect dust from the air on Mars.

We used a magnet to pick up the sewing needles and pins.



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A horseshoe magnet with the letter N on one end and the letter S on the other
Horseshoe magnets are the easiest kind of magnet to recognize.
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