Extra Second Will Be Added to 2005


Subject:
Ready Reference & Quick Facts , Science , Time

Description:
Article describing how and why "an extra second will be added to 2005 to make up for the slowing down of the Earth's rotation. ... The once-common 'leap second' is the first in seven years and reflects the unpredictable nature of the planet's behavior." Includes a list of previous leap seconds added back to 1972 and links to related information. From LiveScience.com, an online magazine "focusing on innovative and intriguing science and technology."

Creator:
Carey, Bjorn

Publisher:
Imaginova Corp.

Language:
English

Source:
http://www.livescience.com/technology/050705_leap_second.html


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