Thursday 1 January 2004

Earth on time (again)

Seems that since the invention of the atomic clock the earth has been slacking. So much so that scientists have scheduled a leap second to be added to each year (since 1955) to keep astronomers happy not to mention navigators, GPS afficianados, and others who absolutely positively must be where they think they are. For some strange reason the leap second has been scrapped for the fifth straight year in a row. Scientists are scratchin their ass trying to figure out how the earth is speeding up in it's orbit. Read more...

Posted by Philip at Thursday 1 January 2004 | TrackBack
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