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Coldest temperature ever recorded on Earth at Antarctica: Reading more like Mars

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The coldest temperature ever recorded on Earth was captured by scientists monitoring the temperature at the Antarctic. The coldest temperature on the planet dipped to -135.8 F or -94.7 C, according to the Business Insider on Dec. 10.

The cold weather is hitting the U.S. today with colder than normal temperature readings across the nation for this time of the year. This doesn’t compare to the bitter freezing temperature scientist recorded in Antarctica.

This temperature was recorded two years ago on August 20, 2010., but recently discovered as scientist went over the data. Since that recording the temperature just came within a fraction of a degree from repeating itself in July of this year when the Antarctica dipped to a temperature of -135.3 F.

It was an ice scientist who reported the temperature, saying it was more indicative of a reading for Mars than it was the planet Earth.

This temperature won’t make it into the Guinness Book of World Records because the temperature was registered using a satellite, not a thermostat. This temperature is a full 10 degrees colder than any temperature ever recorded on Earth before.

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