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Salient: Victoria University Students' Newspaper. Vol. 24, No. 7. 1961.

How Cold is the Equator?

How Cold is the Equator?

Crossing the Equator on their way south to the Antarctic, scientists on board the research ship Ob launched a balloon which radioed back a temperature of minus 86 degrees Centigrade—that is, 150 Fahrenheit degrees of frost. This chilly report was sent back from 11 miles up.