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Pictured are the northern lights over Lake Osakis in the fall of 2011. The photo was taken by Doug Kiesling, (contributed)

Osakis is key in measuring space data

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Next time you look to the stars, consider this: Osakis is key in what scientists are learning about space.

A farm place east of Osakis houses scientific equipment that gathers data on the weather in space.


The equipment is used as part of a project called Canadian Array for Realtime Investigations of Magnetic Activity (CARISMA), led by Professor David Milling at the University of Alberta (UofA) in Canada.

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