[ntp:questions] A Suggestion For Abolishing the Leap Second
Rob van der Putten
rob at sput.nl
Wed Jun 6 11:46:12 UTC 2007
> Yes, this idea was proposed some time ago, and it is currently
> pushed pretty hard by the folks who need to plan for going to Mars.
> version of this idea will probably be adopted if/when space travel
> more common. However, the idea that the rotating geoid (which is the
> basis for the current SI defintion) is the center of the universe will
> be easy to overcome.
I was at high school in the 70's. At that time the definition of a
second wasn't linked to the earth's rotation at all.
I still have a list of SI units somewhere, but I can't find find it
right now. However, I remember it having something to do with caesium
and a number of periods. I think this page uses a similar definition;
BTW, the metre is defined in a similar way.
Nothing is more surreal then reality
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