Earth's coldest spot identified
The coldest place on Earth has been measured by satellite to be a bitter minus 93.2 Celsius (-135.8F).
As one might expect, it is in the heart of Antarctica, and was recorded on 10 August, 2010.
Researchers say it is a preliminary figure, and as they refine data from various space-borne thermal sensors it is quite likely they will determine an even colder figure by a degree or so.
Ted Scambos from the US National Snow and Ice Data Center in Boulder, Colorado, told our correspondent Jonathan Amos how the cold spot was found.
10 Dec 2013
- From the section Science & Environment