A sacred Tibetan lake, a cranny in the Antarctic ice shelf and deforestation in Cambodia are among personas captured by Nasa and the ESA this month
Yamzho Yumco( Sacred Swan) Lake is one of the three largest sacred lagoons in Tibet. It is surrounded by snow-capped mountains and is highly crenellated with numerous inlets and vents. The lake is dwelling to the Samding monastery which is headed by a female reincarnation, Samding Dorje Phagmo. The portrait covers a zone of 49.8 km by 60 km. Aster images delineate and check the changing surface of our planet, such as glacial advances and retreats; potentially active volcanoes; crop stress; cloud morphology and physical owneds; wetlands evaluation; thermal contamination monitoring; coral reef degradation; surface temperature delineating of soils and geology; and assessing surface heat balance.