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‘More like Mars’: East Antarctica just set a record for coldest place on earth, dropping to -94.7 C

The record is minus 94.7 Celsius.

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WASHINGTON — Newly analyzed data from East Antarctica say the remote region has set a record for soul-crushing cold.

The record is minus 94.7 Celsius.

A new look at NASA satellite data revealed that Earth set a new record for coldest temperature recorded. It happened in August 2010 when it hit -94.7 Celsius. Then on July 31 of this year, it came close again: -92.9 Celsius.

The old record had been -89.2 Celsius.

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Ice scientist Ted Scambos at the National Snow and Ice Data Center announced the cold facts at the American Geophysical Union scientific meeting in San Francisco Monday.

“It’s more like you’d see on Mars on a nice summer day in the poles,” Scambos said, from the American Geophysical Union scientific meeting in San Francisco Monday, where he announced the data. “I’m confident that these pockets are the coldest places on Earth.”

However, it won’t be in the…

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