NASA wants to come up with a new clock for the moon, where seconds tick away faster

NASA wants to come up with a new clock for the moon, where seconds tick away faster

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https://apnews.com/article/moon-time-apollo-faster-space-gravity-0ed02d33a53bc39f58cf46f95a816bf6

WASHINGTON (AP) — NASA wants to come up with an out-of-this-world way to keep track of time, putting the moon on its own souped-up clock.

It's not quite a time zone like those on Earth, but an entire frame of time reference for the moon. Because there's less gravity on the moon, time there moves a tad quicker — 58.7 microseconds every day — compared to Earth. So the White House Tuesday instructed NASA and other U.S agencies to work with international agencies to come up with a new moon-centric time reference system.