Freezing: Antarctica Brings New Super Low Temperature Record

Let's start with a very simple question: what's cold for you? The month of July? Air conditioning in your room in January? Alaska? Five degrees below zero? Okay, these alternatives may even mean cold things, but none of them approach the extreme freezing cold of Antarctica.

Owner of the fascinating title of “the coldest place in the world, ” Antarctica recently set its own record according to some studies released by NASA, reaching temperatures of -93 ° C. The measurements were made according to a more complete satellite mapping and a new projectile sent by the agency and the US Geological Survey.

Several documents, collected over the past three decades, including the most recent and detailed ones, have been reviewed by a team of researchers and scientists. They found superb box temperatures, enough to be set as records at many different times and in different places, even in the same region, including pockets and ice sheets.

Very cold

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The lowest temperature found by these researchers, at -93.2 ° C, was recorded on August 10, 2010. Secondly, the temperature of -89.2 ° C is set in 1983 at the Russian research station in Vostok. The coldest and most inhabited place in the world is Siberia, where temperatures reached -67.8 ° C in 1892 and 1933 in the cities of Verkhoyansk and Oimekon, respectively.

Ted Scambos, one of the scientists who analyzes maps and temperature variations, explained in a statement published on NASA's website that researchers are almost certain that the Antarctic summit, as the highest point, is In fact, the coldest place on earth. According to him, the new sensor was able to prove the identification of this colder area.

Understanding better

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The next step is to try to find out how cold our planet can get. What is known so far is that low temperatures get higher when the sky clears. The point is: when the sky is clear for many days in a row, this excess of cold goes into the atmosphere and creates a kind of layer that, in turn, is denser than the air layer above it, which causes a kind of precipitation.

This icy layer of "precipitation" returns to Earth toward the pockets of ice and snow, making extreme cold never cease to exist. Of course this is a very brief explanation of what happens, but now you can have a good idea about it.

The US Space Agency has been commemorating the spacecraft's record since it was launched in February this year - it captures an average of 550 images per day of the earth's surface. If you want to check out more images made by the new probe, watch the video below. It is already subtitled in English and in the video settings at the bottom right of the screen you can translate these subtitles into Portuguese.