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[Explainer] Here’s Why Earth is Spinning Faster This Year – Science Times

Our Earth is now revolving faster than it has for five decades, assumed to be slowly winding down, but you need to know why this is happening.

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In modern decades, when the Earth’s rotation pace has slowed ever-so-slightly, leap seconds have been introduced intermittently to hold clocks up to date.
But if a current pattern holds, any day soon, time will need to be turned in the other direction.
Science Times reported earlier this month that the Planet had achieved the highest spin rates in the past half-century.
Peter Wibberley, a senior research scientist with the British National Physical Laboratory, told The Daily Telegraph that if the…

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