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Clearwater Lakes, Canada
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- Title Clearwater Lakes, Canada
- Released 17/05/2013 8:00 am
- Copyright USGS/ESA
This Landsat image from 9 September 2010 features the Clearwater Lakes in Canada’s Quebec province. Located to the east of the Hudson Bay, what appears to be two separate lakes is actually a single body of water that fills two depressions. The depressions were created by two meteorite impacts, believed to have hit Earth simultaneously up to 290 million years ago. The name 'Clearwater Lakes' comes from the clarity of its water.
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This image is featured on the Earth from Space video programme.