Astronaut on board ISS captured the glaciers in the Kunlun Mountains and south of which lies the partially frozen Gozha Co on the Tibetan Plateau.

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Guozha Lake, or Gozha Co, also known as Lake Lighten, is a glacial lake in Rutog County in the Ngari Prefecture in the northwest of the Tibet Autonomous Region of China. It lies in the western Kunlun Mountains to the northwest of Bangda Lake, not far from the regional border with Xinjiang. Located at an altitude of 5,080m, it covers an area of 244km2 with a maximum depth of 81.9 metres and its drainage basin contains 62 glaciers. The Tibetan Plateau is a vast elevated plateau in Central Asia, covering most of the Tibet Autonomous Region and Qinghai in western China. It is the world’s highest and largest plateau, and is often referred to as “the Roof of the World.”

The local scenery on the ground of Yamdrok Lake is as follows.

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Reference: Glaciers and Gozha Co (NASA Earth Observatory)
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