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Comment: Re:Old saying (Score 0) 249

by Sam36 (#48307301) Attached to: New Atomic Clock Reaches the Boundaries of Timekeeping
GPS works by having many satellites in an egg shaped orbit around the Earth all broadcasting an atomic time. Your hand held radio receives these signals,and based on the time difference between the individual (and visible) satellites, the location of the satellites is then mapped out mathematically and thus you can triangulate the exact lat and long coordinates of the hand held radio based on that.

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