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    Re: Japan earthquake speeds earth's rotation
    From: Frank Reed
    Date: 2011 Mar 15, 22:27 -0700

    Jim Wilson, you wrote:
    "Those who may wonder why JPL is interested in this need to recognize that they need to know the exact locations of their tracking stations, so that they can point their antennas precisely at their space probes."

    No, Jim, not in this case. These CALCULATED changes in the Earth's rotation rate and axis are well below any measurable level. And this year's press release from JPL, unlike previous ones, makes a good effort to say that plainly.

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