Earth’s Days Are Mysteriously Getting Longer, Scientists Say

Earth’s Days Are Mysteriously Getting Longer, Scientists Say

Atomic clocks, combined with precise astronomical measurements, have revealed that the length of a day is suddenly getting longer, and scientists don’t know why. This has critical impacts not just on our timekeeping, but also things like GPS and other technologies that govern our modern life. Over the past few decades, Earth’s rotation around its … Read more

Radio telescopes still operate under wartime conditions | Life

Radio telescopes still operate under wartime conditions |  Life

Three times a day a measurement is transmitted from the National Research Council’s Dominion Radio Astrophysical Observatory to a list of recipients around the world. Some use it directly; others archive it and make it available on their websites, along with other data. The measurements are made using two small radio telescopes, referred to as … Read more