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Karakul, Tajikstan, satellite image. Karakul (also known as Qarokul) is a lake (centre, coloured dark blue) located in the Pamir Mountains of Tajikstan. It measures 25 kilometres in diameter and lies within an impact crater measuring 52 kilometres in diameter. The impact was thought to have occured roughly 25 million years ago. Imaged by the Operational Land Imager (OLI) on board the Landsat 8 satellite on 7th August 2014. The OLI sensor detects wavelengths across 9 spectral bands. This image was created using infrared, red and green spectral bands. It depicts an area measuring 135 kilometres across.
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