Thursday, October 27, 2005 11:29:46 PM
But this isn’t an atomic clock. At the moment they have several ideas on how to power it and all of them focus on a winding mechanism. It’s purely mechanical and can do something that no other clock is capable of. Not only does it track hours, minutes, seconds and years, it also tracks leap centuries, the orbits of the six innermost planets as well as the wobbles of Earth’s axis. All designed to keep perfect time for 10,000 years (3.65 million days).