The Length of Earth’s Days Has Been Mysteriously Increasing, and Scientists Don’t Know Why

Chris K

Chris K

Chris K
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The length of a day on Earth is increasing, according to atomic clocks and precise astronomical measurements. Scientists have no idea why days are getting longer on the planet, a phenomenon that could impact not just timekeeping but also technology like GPS. Over millions of years, Earth’s rotation has been slowing down due to friction effects associated with the ti...

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