NASA Finds the Coldest Place on Earth

By Jesus Diaz on at

You're looking at Valkyrie Dome, aka Dome Fuji, on the East Antarctic Plateau. Near these dark structures there is a ridge with hollows that can get down to minus 133.6 degrees Fahrenheit—minus 92 degrees Celsius. A team of NASA and US Geological Survey scientists have now officially declared this ridge The Coldest Place On Earth.

The discovery comes after analysing data gathered by the new Landsat 8 satellite along with 32 years of information accumulated by other spacecraft's weather instruments.

According to NASA, "the new record of minus 136 F (minus 93.2 C) was set Aug. 10, 2010," which "is several degrees colder than the previous low of minus 128.6 F (minus 89.2 C), set in 1983 at the Russian Vostok Research Station in East Antarctica."

Watch this and learn more about this desolate place: