Chile Earthquake May Have Shortened Earth's Day, Shifted Axis

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http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/03/02/chile-earthquake-may-have_0_n_483369.html

NEW YORK — Earth’s days may have gotten a little bit shorter since the massive earthquake in Chile, but don’t feel bad if you haven’t noticed.

The difference would be only about one-millionth of a second.

Richard Gross, a scientist at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., and colleagues calculated that Saturday’s quake shortened the day by 1.26 microseconds. A microsecond is one-millionth of a second.

The length of a day is the time it takes for the planet to complete one rotation – 86,400 seconds or 24 hours.

Now I have a good reason for why I did not get all the housework my wife wanted me to do yesterday done. As soon as she gets up in the morning I am going to tell her it was not my fault but the earthquake in Chile


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[QUOTE=samlar;2498384]Richard Gross, a scientist at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., and colleagues calculated that Saturday’s quake shortened the day by 1.26 microseconds. A microsecond is one-millionth of a second.

The length of a day is the time it takes for the planet to complete one rotation – 86,400 seconds or 24 hours.[/QUOTE]

In other news: Richard is now attempting to waste even more cpu cycles to check if world of warcraft is really a waste of time.When Richard solves world starvation, green house effects or religious war is not known, but NASA expects nothing.


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JUst think of all that money we pay them to find out stupid things like this.