Theories on Neptune temp change?

Catastrophe

"There never was a good war, or a bad peace."
Yes. It is unexpected, but it is because a different mechanism controls the temperature.

It is strange to us, because we expect nearer the Sun to be warmer.

Cat :)
 
Apr 20, 2022
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Yes. It is unexpected, but it is because a different mechanism controls the temperature.

It is strange to us, because we expect nearer the Sun to be warmer.

Cat :)
I personally think the clouds are, for some reason, just pooling towards the equator and leaving very sparse overcast at the poles, the south pole especially.
 
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Catastrophe

"There never was a good war, or a bad peace."
Yes. :) I think the previous one was especially useful, in that both planets could be visited in one shot. I think that window is closed and it has to be one or the other. Difficult choice.

Cat :)
 
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It's mildly interesting that the color of Neptune matches the peak energy output of the Sun. Assuming the color is due to scattering, this would actually make Neptune cooler since the blue color we see is the color rejected (scattered) not absorbed. [I doubt this is anything more than some novelty from a heliochromologist, admittedly. ;)]
 
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