January 17, 2022

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Did We Find Longitude Thanks To A…Clock?

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The equator is a clear and accurate line around Earth that makes measuring latitude a precise science, but when it came to figuring out how to do that with longitude, British sailors were at a loss. Until they devised a competition.

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