Interacting Spiral Galaxies NGC 2207 and IC 2163. The gravitational forces of the large NGC 2207 galaxy are distorting the smaller galaxy. Image Credit: NASA, ESA, and The Hubble Heritage Team [STScI].
What is an Atomic Clock?
The watches we wear on our wrists or the clocks we put on our walls are not atomic clocks. There are not all that many true atomic clocks - and they tend to be rather large and expensive. So, unless it looks something like the picture alongside from the National Institute for Standards and Technology [NIST], it is not a state-of-the-art atomic clock.