Winds, the movement of gases in the atmosphere of a planet, are ultimately due to differences in atmospheric temperat...

Katie on June 1 at 01:07PM

Why not C?

I understand why A works, but why doesn't C work?

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Victoria on June 1 at 02:09PM

Hi @Katie-Pleiss,

(C) is definitely a tempting answer choice as it establishes a possible explanation for why Jupiter's winds might be stronger than Earth's.

However, this does not help to explain the facts cited in the passage. The passage notes that winds are the result of differences in atmospheric temperature. The fact that Jupiter is gaseous does not help to explain why Jupiter's winds might be stronger than Earth's despite being significantly farther from the Sun.

Hope this is helpful! Please let us know if you have any further questions.