A Clock of Atoms

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The tickling of the clock always says about the nearing of the time either away from something or close to something, but the same ticking can also show you the whole timeline graph of the past and future just with the perfect tool in hand.

So to tackle the navigation problem of many light-years from our home earth in the web of space a new technology has been introduced and to name it we call it Deep Space Atomic Clock, a new navigation device which can help us in exploring many untouched parts of the space with quick and precise calculations.

The error percentage of this atomic clock is just 1sec in a span of 100 million years and that’s what makes it the best in the whole of human civilization.

But to know what and why makes it this strong of the contender in the game of at least time calculations we need to know everything about it, so to know it let’s get this reading on with the whoop.


To know any device and its diversity among the unity with another we need to know how does it work.

The working of this clock is based on the time it takes for a resonating frequency of atoms to keep up with the higher and extreme frequency by noticing the time it will take in changing the energy level of the atoms present.

It is the same as when a spacecraft is situated somewhere outside the earth in space we just going the send the radiation or the signal with the speed of the light which can make a two-way journey from the earth to that spacecraft and then we can calculate the distance with speed and the time taken by the wave to return to us.

Now repeat this same process we can locate the whole trajectory of the object with the knowledge of where it is going and from where it might come.

Yes, we get it but the connection between the atom and clock?

The connection, and how the concept explained above could make this atomic watch worthwhile?

If you have the same wondering questions then I guess we need to find the missing dots and try once again to catch the concept.

Our clock uses the quartz crystal to measure the accurate time from our wrist band to the clock on the satellites by counting the number of the vibration they make in the unit of time because the quartz can vibrate at the precise frequency when given the required volt of energy.

The vibration of the quartz shows the lapse of the time but to calculate the exact location of the spacecraft we need something which can count even the zillionth fraction of the time and does producing the error of just 1 sec in the large period.

The clock need for this purpose should be consistent and stable as if measured over the long span of different timelines it should not show any difference.


Nasa has yet again found something which we can use to be more correct about the upcoming threats to the earth and its whole surrounding.

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