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E Atarctica Coldest With Bone-Chilling - 93.2 Celsius

PUBLISHED BY: SURENDER KUMAR
DECEMBER 10, 2013

   
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NASA satellites have found the coldest place on earth, a remote ice plateau in East Antarctica, where temperatures hit a mind-numbing  - 93.2 degrees C (-135 degrees F). This beats the previous record of - 89.2 degrees C in East Antarctica in 1983. Every breath is painful here and one has to be extremely careful not to freeze part of one's throat or lungs while breathing.

 

 

 

 

The measurements were made by LANDSAT 8, a new satellite launched by NASA and the US Geological Survey. The record low temperatures were found in several 5 by 10 km pockets where the topography forms small hollows 2 to 4 meters deep, as per scientists. These hollows are present just off the ice ridge that runs between Dome Argus and Dome Fuji - the ice dome summits of the East Antarctic Ice Sheet.

 

 

 

 


Incidentally, the hottest spot on the Earth is the Dasht-e Lut salt desert in Iran, where the highest recorded temperature is 70.7 degrees Celsius. 

 



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