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Maharashtra’s Lonar Lake turned pink.(Twitter/desithug1)

Lonar lake turned pink due to salt-loving ‘Haloarchaea’ microbes

Buldhana | By Press Trust of India | Posted by: Alfea Jamal
UPDATED ON JUL 22, 2020 02:28 PM IST
Haloarchaea or halophilic archaea is a bacteria culture which produces pink pigment and is found in water saturated with salt, Agharkar Research Institute Director Dr Prashant Dhakephalkar told PTI.
In the Lonar case, after local residents shared photographs with the Maharashtra forest department, the latter on Wednesday asked the National Environmental Engineering Research Institute (NEERI), Nagpur to assess why there has been a change in colour.(Maharashtra Forest Department)
In the Lonar case, after local residents shared photographs with the Maharashtra forest department, the latter on Wednesday asked the National Environmental Engineering Research Institute (NEERI), Nagpur to assess why there has been a change in colour.(Maharashtra Forest Department)

113-hectare Lonar Lake in Buldhana turns pink

Hindustan Times | By Badri Chatterjee, Mumbai
UPDATED ON JUN 11, 2020 01:00 AM IST
In the Lonar case, after local residents shared photographs with the Maharashtra forest department, the latter on Wednesday asked the National Environmental Engineering Research Institute (NEERI), Nagpur to assess why there has been a change in colour.
A satellite image of the Lonar crater-cum-lake.(File Photo)
A satellite image of the Lonar crater-cum-lake.(File Photo)

Mineral contents of Buldhana’s Lonar lake similar to moon rocks: IIT-Bombay study

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Snehal Fernandes
UPDATED ON MAR 25, 2019 06:45 AM IST
A meteorite crash occurs when a meteoroid rock – it is formed when asteroids break or collide – survives its travel through the Earth’s atmosphere and lands on the Earth’s surface.
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