Scientists want to cut a minute by one second: what’s going on

(ORDO NEWS) — In order to be able to compensate for the very high rotation speed of our planet, experts plan to reduce the minute. Some experts are sure that it takes a whole second to clean up, while others do not agree with such a decision, because it can negatively affect the exact time.

The Earth began to rotate faster since the middle of last year. Previously, a complete revolution of the Earth took 86.4 thousand seconds, but today this figure is somewhat less. Because of this, the working day has become shorter, which may soon lead to some problems. It will be necessary to solve them as soon as possible.

The main suggestion of most experts is that the minute should be reduced to 59 seconds. But if you do this, then a variety of problems can arise with the operation of important equipment. For example, in 2012, there was a server failure due to one leap second.

There were also problems in the Linux and Javascript operating system. Due to the fact that computers constantly keep track of the exact time, increasing or decreasing the minute can lead to all sorts of negative effects.

At the same time, scientists agree that some kind of adjustment will still have to be carried out.


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