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The leap second, deep space and how we keep time

Jan 23, 2015
How does the upcoming leap second impact NASA's space clocks?

How significant is the leap second?

Jan 19, 2012
The leap second keeps atomic clocks (and therefore computers and cell phone networks) on the same cycle as the Earth’s rotation. Some businesses want to scrap it so they don’t have to stop and adjust their systems every year or two.
The leap second keeps atomic clocks (and therefore computers and cell phone networks) on the same cycle as the Earth’s rotation.
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