Planets and Moons  ID: 14397

Neptune’s Disappearing Clouds Linked to the Solar Cycle

Recent observations from the Hubble Space Telescope show that Neptune's clouds are almost completely disappearing!

Astronomers report that their continual monitoring of Neptune’s weather uncovered a link between its shifting cloud abundance and the 11-year solar cycle, where the Sun’s activity waxes and wanes under the driving force of its entangled magnetic field.

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“Outer Rim” by Brandon Seliga [ BMI ] via Emperia Beta Publishing [ BMI ] and Universal Production Music



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