Lake Nam, Tibet As Seen From Orbit

By Keith Cowing
Press Release
June 14, 2016
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Lake Nam, Tibet As Seen From Orbit
Lake Nam

Tim Peake: Stunning colours. Sunlight reflecting the stunning colours of Himalayan Lake Name (Namtso)
Namtso or Lake Nam (officially: Nam Co; Mongolian: Tenger nuur; “Heavenly Lake”; in European literature: “Tengri-Nor”, 3042N 9033E – ????????) is a mountain lake on the border between Damxung County of Lhasa prefecture-level city and Baingoin County of Nagqu Prefecture in the Tibet Autonomous Region of China, approximately 112 kilometres (70 mi) NNW of Lhasa.

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