How do satellite atomic clocks work?

Answer A satellite atomic clock is a satellite-mounted clock that measures time based on nuclear radiation. People all over the world can connect to these satellites to get a very accurate time.StructureA... Read More »

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How are atomic clocks used today?

According to the NASA science website, the invention and development of the atomic clock from the 1940s to the present day has created the most precise time keeping equipment available.HistoryThe f... Read More »

What element is used in atomic clocks?

NIST-F1, the United States' primary time and frequency standard, runs on the element cesium. The clock is said to be so accurate it will not lose or gain a second in more than 60 million years. Thi... Read More »

How Are Atomic Clocks Synchronized?

All North American atomic clocks are synchronized with the National Institute of Standards and Technology atomic clock radio station WWVB in Boulder, Colorado. Once the clock is set to a certain t... Read More »

What year were atomic clocks invented?

The first prototype of an atomic clock, which uses atomic resonance frequency to keep time, was demonstrated in August 1948 at the National Bureau of Standards, which is now known as the National I... Read More »