It's raining glass

HD 189733b:

It is a huge gas giant orbiting very close to its host star. The planet's atmosphere is scorching with a temperature of over 1000 degrees Celsius, and it rains glass, sideways, in howling 7000 kilometre-per-hour winds. [...]

The map shows that day- and night-side temperatures differ by about 260 degrees Celsius, causing fierce winds to roar across the planet. The condensation temperature of the silicates (over 1300 degrees Celsius) mean these particles could form very small grains of glass in the atmosphere.

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3 Responses:

  1. m/ FROM A LACERATED SKY m/

  2. Ally Wilson says:

    I wanna live there. Is that weird?