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  • Feb. 9, 2017

    Time scales and leap second

    After a time of silence, I come back to this blog to explain one of the most fundamental concepts with completely different visions between astronomers and engineers: the time. One might think that measuring time is a simple thing, you only have to keep adding seconds and everything is solved. If that was the case, why last December 31st had an extra second? In this post, I explain some of the existing time scales and one of the more deeply disconcerting time concepts: the leap second.

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