Re: [LEAPSECS] Introduction of long term scheduling

From: Peter Bunclark <psb_at_AST.CAM.AC.UK>
Date: Wed, 3 Jan 2007 12:03:51 +0000 (GMT)

On Wed, 3 Jan 2007, Poul-Henning Kamp wrote:
> >Hang on a minute, statistically planets in the Solar System do not have a
> >large moon and yet are "upright"; for example Mars comes very close to the
> >conditions required to generate a leapseconds email exploder.
> As far as I know the atmosphere is far to cold for that :-)

Similar to our polar regions where whales scoff krill all summer long!

A bit more mass -> bit more atmospheric pressure, and ok maybe a bit
closer to the Sun...

Of course, life may have flourished on Mars 3 billion years ago and then
the Martians introduced the leap hour and the rest is pre-history...

Received on Wed Jan 03 2007 - 04:07:29 PST

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.3.0 : Sat Sep 04 2010 - 09:44:55 PDT