[time-nuts] UTC and leap seconds

Poul-Henning Kamp phk at phk.freebsd.dk
Fri Jun 11 10:03:27 UTC 2010

In message <815517.110281276250464575.JavaMail.root at wmail51>, "iovane at inwind.it
" writes:
>I was wondering, why we assume that  Earth's rotation is slowing down, instead 
>that clocks are speeding up?

Because we can measure it relative to the position of very distant

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