Fire damages observatory housing research satellite run by UCalgary, USaskatchewan, AU

The Resolute Bay Geomagnetic Observatory in Nunavut, which houses the Resolute Bay Incoherent Scatter Radar, was recently damaged in a fire. The observatory‚Äôs living quarters were fully destroyed, reports Nunatsiaq News, and the building housing the generator suffered smoke and water damage. The radar, one of two in the observatory, was established and operated by the University of Calgary, the University of Saskatchewan, Athabasca University, and SRI International in order to study Earth’s space environment. UCalgary is currently working with Nunavut RCMP to assess the damage done in the fire, reports CBC. There were no reported injuries or casualties as a result of the fire, and the RCMP are reportedly investigating two suspects in connection with the fire. CBC| Nunatsiaq News Note: Archived stories may contain dead links or be missing source links.

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