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It’s Raining Iron? Welcome to WASP-76b

23 Mar 2020, 14:44 UTC
It’s Raining Iron? Welcome to WASP-76b
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using ESO’s Very Large Telescope (VLT) have observed an extreme planet where they suspect it rains iron. The ultra-hot giant exoplanet has a day side where temperatures climb above 2400 degrees Celsius, high enough to vaporise metals.

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