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Earth is suddenly spinning faster than usual, but why?

The Daily Digest Logo By Zeleb.es of The Daily Digest | Slide 1 of 16: In the 1960’s, scientists began measuring the planet’s rotation with high-precision atomic clocks. And on June 29 this year, Earth racked up an unusual record: its shortest day since then, rotating 1.59 milliseconds less than 24 hours.

June 29, 2022: the shortest day since the 1960’s

In the 1960’s, scientists began measuring the planet’s rotation with high-precision atomic clocks. And on June 29 this year, Earth racked up an unusual record: its shortest day since then, rotating 1.59 milliseconds less than 24 hours.

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