Earth Just Had Its Shortest Day on Record, Thanks to a 'Wobble'

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The Earth had its shortest ever day this summer, thanks to a wobble in its axis which meant it completed a single spin in a fraction of a second less than 24 hours. June 29 was 1.59 milliseconds shorter than 86,400 seconds, or exactly 24 hours, according to the website timeanddate.com. In recent decades the Earth has been more likely to slow down, giving marginally longer days. But in the last...

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