Coldest temperature ever recorded on Earth in Antarctica: -94.7C (-135.8F)

Monday, December 9, 2013 - 20:30 in Astronomy & Space

The reading won't be featured in the Guinness Book of World Records because it was satellite measuredNewly analysed Nasa satellite data from east Antarctica shows Earth has set a new record for coldest temperature ever recorded: -94.7C (-135.8F).It happened in August 2010 when it hit -94.7C (-135.8F). Then on 31 July of this year, it came close again: -92.9C (-135.3F).The old record had been -89.2C (-128.6F).Ice scientist Ted Scambos at the National Snow and Ice Data Centre announced the cold facts at the American Geophysical Union scientific meeting in San Francisco on Monday."It's more like you'd see on Mars on a nice summer day in the poles," said Scambos. "I'm confident that these pockets are the coldest places on Earth."However, it won't be in the Guinness Book of World Records because these were satellite measured, not from thermometers, Scambos said."Thank God, I don't know how exactly it feels," he said....

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