Hubble Discovery –A Strange Alien: “Blue Planet That Rains Glass Sideways in 4,500 MPH Winds” (VIDEO)

 

 

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While blue in color, like Earth, “hot Jupiter” HD 189733 is much stranger than Earth. On this turbulent alien world, the daytime temperature is nearly 2,000 degrees Fahrenheit, and it possibly rains glass—sideways—in howling, 4,500 mph winds.

 

 

                                      

 

 

The cobalt blue color comes not from the reflection of a tropical ocean, as on Earth, but rather a hazy, blow-torched atmosphere containing high clouds laced with silicate particles. Silicates condensing in the heat could form very small drops of glass that scatter blue light more than red light. The Hubble Space Telescope and other observatories have made intensive studies of HD 189733b since 2013, and found its atmosphere to be changeable and exotic.

The Daily Galaxy via NASA

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