Contact: Kathryn Hansen
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center
Caption: With remote-sensing satellites, scientists have found the coldest places on Earth, just off a ridge in the East Antarctic Plateau. The coldest of the cold temperatures dropped to minus 135.8 F (minus 93.2 C) -- several degrees colder than the previous record.
Credit: Ted Scambos, National Snow and Ice Data Center
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