Summer on Neptune appears to be cooling.

Experts believe the dramatic change in Neptune’s atmosphere may be due to the planet’s chemistry or meteorology.

Between two and two, an area warmed up by about two ° C – an unexpectedly rapid shift, given Neptune takes more than two Earth years to orbit the sun.

The researchers said the period lasted less than a season, so they thought the deviations would have been far more gradual.

The Southern Hemisphere fell.

Experts looked at nearly 100 thermal-infrared pictures of the planet and found that most of the planet, despite coming summer, had indeed cooled off.

It is not known what causes the two opposite changes in Neptune’s atmosphere.


Neptune is the eighth and farthest-known Solar planet from the Sun. In the Solar System, it is the fourth-largest planet by diameter, the third-most-massive planet, and the densest giant planet. (wikipedia)

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