90 Degrees East

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90 Degrees East
Location Antarctica
Coordinates 77°24′S 90°0′E / 77.400°S 90.000°E / -77.400; 90.000Coordinates: 77°24′S 90°0′E / 77.400°S 90.000°E / -77.400; 90.000
Type subglacial
Basin countries (Antarctica)
Surface area 2,000 km2 (770 sq mi)
For the longitude, see 90th meridian east.

90 Degrees East, also known as 90°E Lake, is a lake in Antarctica. With a surface area of about 2,000 square kilometres (770 sq mi), it is the second-largest known subglacial lake in Antarctica, after Lake Vostok. 90 Degrees East was discovered in January 2006, along with Sovetskaya.[1] It is named after the 90th meridian east, on which it lies.

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  1. ^ Robin Bell and Michael Studinger, Geophysical researchers from Columbia University, published in Geophysical Research Letters