January 11, 2005

You Lost 2.68 Microseconds Today

NASA scientists calculated that every day is 2.68 microseconds shorter using data from the Indonesian earthquake. The Indonesian earthquake also affected the Earth's rotation, slightly changed the planet's shape, and shifted the North Pole by centimeters. Dr. Richard Gross of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif., and Dr. Benjamin Fong Chao, of NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Md., said all earthquakes have some affect on Earth's rotation. It's just they are usually barely noticeable.

[Via Slashdot]


Matt said...

pretty interesting info there

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