Weird Fact of the Day (02/17/10)

Posted By Ben Goulding, 17 February, 2010 | permalink

NASA scientists working on several missions to send robotic probes to Mars have had to live and work for months on Mars time. A day on Mars is 39.5 minutes longer than Earth’s, which consequently meant that all their Earth-made watches were completely useless, so NASA commissioned custom-made watches which had seconds 2.7% slower than normal so they could keep track of the Martian time. Genius!

Related posts:

  1. Men From Mars
  2. Gorilla Spotted On Mars
  3. Weird Fact of the Day (02/15/10)
  4. When Galaxies Collide
  5. Weird Fact of the Day (02/18/10)

Bookmark and Share
Posted in: Sci/Tech

No comments yet.

Sorry, the comment form is closed at this time.