Earth+heading+towards+a+25-hour+day+as+the+planet%27s+rotation+is+slowing+down
Friday, 09 December 2016 - 11:13
Earth heading towards a 25-hour day as the planet's rotation is slowing down
121,875

Views
Earth's rotation is slowing down, gradually increasing the length of the day , scientists have revealed.

They have predicted the future will have 25 hours in a day to account for the change. Sadly (for anyone hoping for that extra hour) it'll take roughly 200 million years before we get there.

That's because the day is lengthening at the rate of about two milliseconds per 100 years. So it'll be another 6.7 million years before we even get an extra minute.
Make a Comment
Make a Comment

DOWNLOAD HIRUNEWS APP ON ANDROID & APPLE
HiruNews
News Image
Hiru News Programme Segments
HiruNews
HiruNews
HiruNews
HiruNews
HiruNews
HiruNews
HiruNews
HiruNews
HiruNews
825 Views
HiruNews
HiruNews
HiruNews
47,189 Views
HiruNews
HiruNews
HiruNews
18,522 Views
HiruNews
HiruNews
HiruNews
42,305 Views
HiruNews
HiruNews
HiruNews
185 Views
HiruNews
HiruNews
HiruNews
96,638 Views
Top