-Lake Baikal is the largest (by volume) freshwater lake in the world, containing roughly 20% of the world's surface fresh water. At 1,642 m (5,387 ft), Baikal is the world's deepest lake and is considered among the world's clearest and oldest lake at 25 million years. It is the seventh-largest lake in the world by surface area and contains more water than all the North American Great Lakes combined.
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New radar studies, which took advantage of a rare close encounter with an asteroid dubbed 2015 HM10, produced a collage of 42 images that spanned a total of 29 minutes (about 1.3 rotations of the asteroid). The images reveal a very elongated object that is only 80 meters across at its widest point.
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Image credit: Animation of radar images of asteroid 2015 HM10 as it passed by Earth on July 7, 2015 NASA/JPL-Caltech; NRAO/AUI/NSF
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