“Clouds of Rock” –Nighsides of Hot Jupiter Exoplanets

  Using data from the Spitzer Space and the Hubble Space telescopes, a new study by astronomers from the McGill Space Institute has found that the temperature on the nightsides of different hot Jupiters is surprisingly uniform at about 800°C, suggesting the dark side of these massive gaseous planets have clouds made of minerals and … Continue reading “Clouds of Rock” –Nighsides of Hot Jupiter Exoplanets