A new timekeeping standard is necessary as humans venture beyond Earth, according to Chinese scientists. Photo: Shutterstock
A new timekeeping standard is necessary as humans venture beyond Earth, according to Chinese scientists. Photo: Shutterstock

Chinese scientists propose ‘religion-free’ calendar for the space age

  • Earth-centric standards create challenges for measuring time on other planets, according to researchers
  • They suggest a mechanism that marks the ‘beginning of time’ from a pulsar signal

A new timekeeping standard is necessary as humans venture beyond Earth, according to Chinese scientists. Photo: Shutterstock
A new timekeeping standard is necessary as humans venture beyond Earth, according to Chinese scientists. Photo: Shutterstock
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