East Antarctic Plateau With A Bone-Freezing -98 Degree Celsius Is Earth’s New Coldest Place

A new satellite based research has revealed that the East Antarctic Plateau with -144 degree Fahrenheit (-98 degree Celsius) is Earth’s new place with the lowest temperature to be ever recorded. Prior to this, lowest land temperature was recorded at Vostok Station in Antarctica on July 23, 1983.

The East Antarctic Plateau is a highly snowy plateau that encompasses the South Pole. A previous measurement through sensors on an Earth based satellite had measured a temperature of minus 93 degree celsius or minus 135 degree Fahrenheit in 2013 at the same place.

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