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Gravity and Magnetic Anomalies Over Lonar Lake, India!

Tourists and explorers have reported magnetic interferences with their compasses and electronics around Lake Lonar which is located at Lonar in Buldhana district, Maharashtra, India, which was created by a meteor impact during the Pleistocene Epoch.


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Microbiologists in Maharashtra have found ‘magnetic bacteria’ in the ancient Lonar lake formed due to meteorite impact, a finding that might open a vista for searching extra-terrestrial life.

The magnetotactic bacteria, which are object of interest of scientists from various fields world over, were isolated from the lake in Maharashtra’s Buldana district which is the only impact crater formed in basaltic rock.


The bacteria was first discovered in 1975 and only a few cultures of the micro-organisms are available in laboratories across the world.