On Wed, 3 Jan 2007, Poul-Henning Kamp wrote:
> >Hang on a minute, statistically planets in the Solar System do not have a
> >large moon and yet are "upright"; for example Mars comes very close to the
> >conditions required to generate a leapseconds email exploder.
> As far as I know the atmosphere is far to cold for that :-)

Similar to our polar regions where whales scoff krill all summer long!

A bit more mass -> bit more atmospheric pressure, and ok maybe a bit
closer to the Sun...

Of course, life may have flourished on Mars 3 billion years ago and then
the Martians introduced the leap hour and the rest is pre-history...


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