While the alien planet, referred to as HD 189733b ... What’s more, scientists also think that rain on the planet is not made of water but molten glass. Why then does the planet have an Earth-like appearance? According …
Its weather is no picnic, either. The planet likely experiences glass rain that rushes in sideways in raging winds — some 4,350 mph (7,000 km/h). Its atmosphere, according to NASA scientists, can reach 1,832 degrees …
[PHOTOS: Mysterious Alien Planets] But the mutual blue ... from the reflection of large bodies of water, this planet's coloring comes from a "hazy, blow-torched atmosphere" and bits of glass that rain down in the fierce …
Google Glass
Astronomers using the Hubble Space Telescope deduced for the first time the atmospheric hue of a planet outside our own solar system — and it turns out to be a "deep cobalt blue." But the similarities between HD …
The Blue Planet
The turbulent alien world orbits its star at a distance of ... These drops would cause horizontal glass showers in the high winds. The “glass rain” could be a reason for the planet’s blue colour, Nasa said. “Silicates …
Weather
On Earth, people can refer to storms as "raining cats and dogs" and even sing of "raining men" falling from the skies, but never in the wildest dreams did they think jewels can come down in the form of rain ... a giant …
Cloud
So what makes this alien planet inhabitable ... its host star in just 2.2 Earth days. The rain on this planet is not water. Dubbed as "rains of terror," the blue planet is suspected to have rains of molten glass as …
There’s nothing spookier than a dark, stormy night – unless it’s a dark, stormy night on an alien world ... That means the wind-driven glass rain gets whisked around the planet faster than the planet actually rotates, at …
Astronomy
6. HD 189733b – sideways glass rain. 7. 55 Cancri e – diamond planet. 8. Kepler 16b – a real-life Tatooine. 9. PH1 – orbiting in a four star system. 10. Kepler 20e – volcanic surface
Record highs and lows on our planet are nothing to a celestial body on which ... Not to mention almost unnatural phenomena like glass rain and glowing methane clouds. Weather like this would either freeze, poison or …
Space weather