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Lonar lake

Published: 15th Jun, 2020

A team of scientists from the city-based National Environmental Engineering Research Institute (NEERI) will examine the Lonar lake in Maharashtra to analyse why it has turned pink.

  • A team of scientists from the city-based National Environmental Engineering Research Institute (NEERI) will examine the Lonar lake in Maharashtra to analyse why it has turned pink.
  • The oval-shaped Lonar lake, formed after a meteorite hit the Earth some 50,000 years ago, is a popular tourist hub and also attracts scientists from across the world. 
  • The mean diameter of the lake is around 1.2 km.
  • The colour of the lake water has recently turned pink, which has not only surprised locals, but nature enthusiasts and scientists as well.
  • Lonar crater lake was identified as a unique geographical site by a British officer named C J E Alexander in 1823.

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