Using satellites, researchers detected a temperature of nearly 136 degrees below zero in August 2010 in East Antarctica. That's the lowest temperature ever recorded, but it will not be officially recognized by the World Meteorological Organization because of the method used to detect it, according to Randy Cerveny, a geography professor and the WMO's rapporteur for climate extremes. The lowest official measurement will still be -128.6 degrees, which was recorded in July 1983 in Vostok, Antarctica.

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