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Originally posted by H1ght3chHippie
reply to post by Mandrakerealmz
And no, time has not been "fluctuating", time is defined by the decay rates of certain atoms and those have not changed.
But what if a well-known -- and apparently constant -- characteristic of matter starts behaving mysteriously?
This is exactly what has been noticed in recent years; the decay rates of radioactive elements are changing. This is especially mysterious as we are talking about elements with "constant" decay rates -- these values aren't supposed to change. School textbooks teach us this from an early age.
The Sun is changing the supposedly constant rates of decay of radioactive elements, and we have absolutely no idea why.