Where Is the Coldest Place on Earth?


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The coldest place on Earth is a ridge in Antarctica, where temperatures can drop to below -133.6 degrees Fahrenheit. The ridge was discovered by scientists from NASA and the United States Geological Survey while analyzing data from different sources, including the remote sensing satellite Landsat 8.

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The coldest inhabited place on Earth is northeastern Siberia. Temperatures in two towns there can drop to below -90 F. Previously, the record for coldest place on Earth was set in 1983. The Russian Vostok Research Station located the cold temperature in East Antarctica. Scientists discovered that the temperature could reach as low as -128.6 F.

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