can provide biological survival environment, is the earth has largely stems from a thick atmosphere, thick atmosphere around the earth's biological, also formed a variety of weather phenomena.The other planets of the solar system, although do not have, like the earth's atmosphere, but also has a weather phenomenon, such as a huge storm, one of the most famous example is Jupiter's great red spot.Recently, scientists in the distant Neptune also found a huge storm, have how old?A the size of the earth!
Neptune is access to a giant planet in the solar system's edge, star appears beautiful blue color, although look beautiful on this planet, but rather violent.
the maximum wind speed on the Neptune can even reach 2500 km/h, and sound speed is 1224 km/hour, in other words, Neptune is twice the speed of sound of the wind speed, high on the solar system.Furious Neptune also created a huge storm weather, recently, astronomers have found in the equator generates a new big storm.The storm is a big and bright clouds, the size of a planet!
in fact, is not the first time astronomers observed storm on Neptune, but this is the first time in Neptune near the equator observed huge and bright storm, after the bright storm clouds are gathered near the poles.According to the description of keck observatory in Hawaii, the cloud in the June solstice 26 July 2 day brighter, and was still on the rolling observation on July 25.
due to Neptune's atmosphere composition is given priority to with hydrogen and helium, as well as methane, the storm besides may lead to a storm, and also to Neptune down methane ice surface.
in the late 1980 s, NASA's voyager 2 detector was taken by the huge storm on Neptune, after all, this is the furthest planet in the solar system generated large storm, human currently know very little about it still.
however, both the generation of the giant storm and bad weather on Neptune are making astronomers wondered, the cold on the edge of the planet in the solar system is how to produce so much energy to drive the wind?Now, a research team is trying to figure out how so big a cloud is formed, and how stable in Neptune near the equator.
some astronomers think that the cloud as a huge storm come with Saturn in 2011, is only part of the upper atmosphere, will eventually be eliminated.More the truth about the huge ice planet, astronomers need further exploration.