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What is Antarctica?

A description of the very cold continent known as Antarctica. Source: https://www.nasa.gov/

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What is Antarctica?

A description of the very cold continent known as Antarctica. Source: https://www.nasa.gov/

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Antarctica is a continent. It is Earth's fifth-largest continent and is covered almost completely in ice. Antarctica covers Earth's South Pole.
What Is Antarctica Like?
Antarctica is the coldest place on Earth. The average temperature in Antarctica in the winter is minus 34.4 Celsius (minus 30 degrees Fahrenheit). The temperature in the center of Antarctica is much lower than the temperature on the coasts. The lowest temperature ever recorded in Antarctica was minus 89.4 C (minus 129 F). The highest temperature ever recorded in Antarctica was 15 C (59 F).

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