Antarctica sets record of minus 94.7C
NEWLY analysed data from east Antarctica suggests the remote region has set a record low temperature.
The record is minus 94.7C.
A new look at NASA satellite data says the Earth has set a new record for the lowest temperature recorded.
It happened in August 2010 when it hit minus 94.7C.
Then on July 31 this year, it came close again – minus 92.9C.
The old record had been minus 89.2C.
United States ice scientist Ted Scambos at the National Snow & Ice Data Centre announced the cold facts at the American Geophysical Union scientific meeting in San Francisco yesterday (Tuesday, December 9). [more]