Sovetskaya (lake)

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Sovetskaya Lake
Sovetskaya lake modis 2004 lrg.jpg
A satellite greyscale image of 90° East Lake and Sovetskaya Lake
Location Antarctica
Type subglacial
Basin countries (Antarctica)
Surface area 1,600 km²

Sovetskaya Lake is a liquid subglacial lake found buried under the Antarctic ice sheet, 2 kilometres (6,600 ft) below Sovetskaya Research Station. It covers about 1,600 square kilometres (620 sq mi).[1]

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  1. ^ Kostel, Ken (January 2006). "Two New Lakes Found Beneath Antarctic Ice Sheet". Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory. Retrieved 2007-12-03. 

Coordinates: 77°58′S 89°16′E / 77.967°S 89.267°E / -77.967; 89.267