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Where is the coldest place on Earth, and how heavy is our atmosphere?

We explore the curious questions that science can answer

Thursday 04 November 2021 01:23 GMT
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Penguins in the South Pole, home to average temperatures of -50C
Penguins in the South Pole, home to average temperatures of -50C (Getty/iStockphoto)

Where is the coldest place on Earth?

The South Pole is the coldest place on Earth, with average temperatures of -50C (-58F). The coldest place in Antarctica is the Russian station of Vostok, where temperatures as low as -89C have been recorded. 

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