Subject: Driving force of Neptune's wind
Date: Sat May 17 15:24:28 2003
Posted by Kevin
Grade level: undergrad
School: No school entered.
City: Los Osos State/Province: CA
Area of science: Astronomy
A CNN article stated that Neptune has wind gusts up to 900 miles per hour, but that it
receives only 1/900th of the solar energy that the Earth does. Solar energy is the cause
of weather on Earth, but how can Neptune has such high wind speeds when it is so far
away from the Sun? Thanks,
Re: Driving force of Neptune's wind
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