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Scientists stated that the Earth has rotated on its axis faster than ever before in the last 50 years, so a day is now completed in less than 24 hours. In the past, the rotation of the Earth at certain intervals took longer than 24 hours, so it added 27 seconds in total to what we assumed as 24 hours until the 1970s. Scientists have announced that this situation has now changed and the Earth is spinning faster than it has ever been for half a century. For this reason, a day is now completed in less than 24 hours. Experts stated that this time difference is at the atomic level and that people cannot notice this shortness. The world broke a speed record in 2020 world
Scientists found that on July 19, 2020, a day took a full 1.4602 milliseconds less than 24 hours. This kind of shortening has been happening since 2005, but the world broke such a record for the first time in 2020. The world had never accelerated that much before, on the contrary, it slowed down until the 1970s. For this reason, scientists felt the need to extend the time the Earth rotates around its axis, not shorten it. However, the fact that a day is approximately 0.5 seconds shorter than 24 hours has now led to controversy over whether the seconds will change. Peter Whibberley, a frequency and time expert at the US National Physical Laboratory, made the following words in an interview with a magazine; “It is a fact that the world has been spinning faster than ever in the last 50 years. Debates began all over the world about shortening time. In the past, seconds were added to 24 hours as the Earth rotates slowly on its axis, but the shortening of this time may put an end to the matter of changing the seconds. “
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