2016 will be 1 second longer

The timekeepers at IERS, have announced that the year will be 1-second longer than what was planned. There are 2 ways of measuring time, one is based on the Earth’s rotation and the other is based on atomic clocks. The timekeepers have added an extra second to keep these 2 in sync.

Written by Shaik Zakeer Hussain

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