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2008-12-31 17:54:53

A British research scientist said a leap second would be tacked on to the end of 2008 to correct for eccentricities in the Earth's rotation. Peter Whibberley, a senior research scientist at Britain's National Physical Laboratory, said the world's official clock, the atomic Coordinated Universal Time, would recognize the extra second Wednesday night immediately before midnight, CNN reported. The difference between atomic time and Earth time has now built up to the point where it needs to be...

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2008-04-25 01:15:00

For centuries, timepieces have been used to aid navigation. However, the latest hydrogen maser atomic clock is a world away from any used ever before. The new "Ëœspace clock' will be launched onboard the Giove-B satellite when it launches from the Baikonaur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan."Such a clock has never been flown," Pierre Waller, an engineer at the European Space Agency (Esa), told BBC News.The clock will serve as the beating heart of Giove-B, the second test spacecraft...


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