Lake Zvezda

Lake Zvezda
Location Vestfold Hills, Australian Antarctic Territory
Coordinates 68°32′S 78°27′E / 68.533°S 78.450°E / -68.533; 78.450Coordinates: 68°32′S 78°27′E / 68.533°S 78.450°E / -68.533; 78.450
Basin countries Australia
Frozen Yes

Lake Zvezda is a large, irregular-shaped glacial lake 0.5 miles (0.80 km) southeast of Lake Cowan in the east part of Vestfold Hills of Princess Elizabeth Land, part of the Australian Antarctic Territory.

The lake was photographed from the air by U.S. Navy Operation Highjump (1946–47) and was mapped from air photos taken by the Soviet Antarctic Expedition (1956) and ANARE (Australian National Antarctic Research Expeditions) (1957–58). It was named Zvezda (star) by the Soviet expedition, and is not to be confused with Braunsteffer Lake, which is 0.5 miles southwest of Lake Cowan.


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