Friday, March 12, 2010

A day is no longer 24 hours long, confirms NASA,

Recent news reports have focused on Earth's length of day, noting that the Chilean earthquake might have shortened days by as much as 1.26 microseconds out of 24 hours. That's true. Find out more...

in reference to:

"March 11, 2010: Pictures of widespread devastation leave no doubt: Last month's 8.8 magnitude earthquake in coastal Chile was extremely strong. Indeed, say NASA scientists, it might have shifted the axis of Earth itself."
- NASA - Did the Chilean Quake Shift Earth's Axis? (view on Google Sidewiki)

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