A Breakthrough in Precision
Scientists have developed a device that can sense slight variations in Earth's rotation, allowing us to measure the length of the day.
The length of a day is influenced by various factors such as the gravitational pull of the moon, ocean currents, and wind directions.
The Innovational Leap
Located in Germany's Geodetic Observatory Wettzell is a special gyroscope, “G”, built with a 16-meter-long laser cavity.
Revealing the Unseen
This advanced method can detect tiny changes in the length of a day, identifying differences of just a few milliseconds over four months.
The device's implications extend beyond advanced timekeeping; it promises revolutions in our understanding of geophysical phenomena