(QHA) - Newly analyzed data from East Antarctica say the remote region has set a record for soul-crushing cold, CBC reports.
The record is minus 135.8 Fahrenheit (minus 93.2 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 –135.8 F (–93.2 C). Then on July 31 of this year, it came close again: –135.3 F (–92.9 C).
The old record had been –128.6 F (–89.2 C).
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.
"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 Guinness Book of World Records because these were satellite measured, not from thermometers, Scambos said.