A mystery called Lonar lake

Lonar Lake

Lonar lake in Maharashtra is the Earth’s only high-velocity impact crater formed in basaltic rock. It is estimated that the Lonar lake was formed 52,000 years ago by a 2 million tonnes heavy meteor traveling at a speed of 90,000 kmph. The mysterious lake is 1.8 km wide and about 150 m deep. Over time a lush green forest has surrounded this tranquil lake. This site is of the center of attraction for scientists from NASA and Geological Survey of India.  Lonar was named after a demonic character “Lonasura” from…

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