poring over more than 30 years of data from orbiting satellites have found one part of the Antarctic mountain ridge that actually got down to a record -93.2 degrees Celcius — the coldest temperature we've ever recorded anywhere on the planet.It goes without saying that it's cold in Antarctica, but exactly how cold does it get? Scientists
This truly bone-chilly temperature was recorded on August 10th, 2010, along the East Antarctic Plateau, and it knocks the previous 'coldest place on Earth' — Vostok research station with its record of -89.2°C — off of its 26 year throne of ice.
Scientists from NASA's Goddard Spaceflight Centre discuss the new record in this video:
As for how temperatures can actually get down that low, rather than a very windy place, you actually need very still air that persists in one area for a long time, as this short video explains:
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