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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 Country: USA
Area of science: Astronomy
ID: 1053203068.As

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,


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