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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.

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