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The strongest winds in our solar system have been found on?



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Have the strongest winds in our solar system been found?

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  close-up view of the weather patterns on Neptunus
Voyager 2 / NASA

Answer: Neptunus

If your face is torn by a screaming storm on your bucket list, well, you better start building from a rocket. The strongest wind found on a planet in our solar system is on Neptune. Wind speeds there reach up to 1,340 miles per hour (more than twice the speed of a commercial jet and about the same speed as the iconic Concorde supersonic passenger plane).

It would be easy to assume that the fastest wind on a hot planet close to the sun, but the chilliness of Neptune (where atmospheric temperatures drop to -366 degrees Fahrenheit in the upper layers of the atmosphere) is a important part. The extremely low temperature combined with rapid condensation and movement of gases produces a very thin (for the size of the planet) band of very active gas, about 600 miles deep. This tire of gas is accelerating around the planet in an environment, again thanks to the cold temperatures, almost frictionless.


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