https://xkcd.com/2897

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When Pope Gregory XIII briefly shortened the light-year in 1582, it led to navigational chaos and the loss of several Papal starships.

  • callyral [he/they]
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    3 months ago

    idk, it feels more intuitive for it to be based on the mode (most common) year length (365) instead of the average year length (365.2425).

    • @MBM@lemmings.world
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      273 months ago

      The boring answer is that in physics a year is just defined as the time it takes for the Earth to orbit the sun, they don’t care about calendars and leap years