About The Author

I am a graduate student specializing in observational astronomy. My research focuses on multi-wavelength observations and modeling of solar system planetary atmospheres. After completing my PhD, I am interested in pursuing a career in higher education or data science.

Wild Winds On Neptune

Neptune’s upper atmosphere contains some of the fastest winds in the solar system, reaching speeds upwards of 400 m/s (900 mph). How these blustering winds are sustained is a mystery to planetary scientists – Neptune is 30 times farther away from the Sun than Earth is, meaning the planet receives 900 times less flux than