Ice in some of the coldest places on Earth •

Ice in some of the coldest places on Earth


Ice in some of the coldest places on Earth Today’s Video of the Day comes from the European Space Agency (ESA) and features a look at ice in some of the coldest places in planet Earth.

These images were captured by ESA’s Envisat satellite, which spent 10 years in space before retiring in 2012.

While you may have just assumed all ice is pretty much the same, there are actually sixteen different types of ice classified by the different structure of their crystals. Vostok Station is a Russian Antarctic research station. This station is at the southern Pole of Cold. It’s lies at the center of the East Antarctic Ice Sheet. The coldest month in Vostok is August where the the lowest reliably measured natural temperature on Earth is −89.2 °C 

Antarctica again holds the second place on the list. Plateau station of Antarctica has recorded to be the second coldest places on earth as recorded. It is the place which is home to cute penguins and seals. Off course it is not a dwelling place for humans. Home to around 1,000 people, this Russian town sits within the Arctic Circle and is one of the places considered the northern ‘Pole of Cold’, where the coldest temperatures have ever been recorded in the northern hemisphere. Its unique climate is created by an area of cold dense air called the Siberian High.

By Rory Arnold, Staff Writer

Video Credit: European Space Agency (ESA)

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