AP-US-SCI--Iron Rain Planet, 1st Ld-Writethru
This illustration made available by the European Southern Observatory in March 2020 depicts iron rain that may have been detected in the atmosphere of the ultra-hot exoplanet WASP-76b. Discovered just a few years ago, this planet is nearly twice the size of Jupiter yet takes less than two days to orbit its star. Because the planet's rotation matches the time it takes to complete an orbit, the same side always faces the star. (M. Kornmesser/ESO via AP)
This image made available by the European Southern Observatory in March 2020 shows an illustration by graphic novelist Frederik Peeters titled "Singin' in the Iron Rain - An Evening on WASP-76b." On the hot, faraway planet, it's always cloudy with a chance of iron rain. That's the otherworldly forecast Wednesday, March 11, 2020 from Swiss and other European astronomers who have detected clouds full of iron droplets at a hot Jupiter-like world 390 light years away. (Frederik Peeters/ESO via AP)
No trending data is available.