The massive 8.8 earthquake that struck Chile may have changed the entire Earth's rotation and shortened the length of days on our planet, a NASA scientist said Monday.I had more links for this post but I lost them when the axis shifted. Can you find some? :)
The quake, the seventh strongest earthquake in recorded history, hit Chile Saturday and should have shortened the length of an Earth day by 1.26 milliseconds, according to research scientist Richard Gross at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif."Perhaps more impressive is how much the quake shifted Earth's axis," NASA officials said in a Monday update.
Where did the time go?
If it seemed like today went by a little faster than usual it might be because it could very well have: