Opinion

Sunday Space: Exotic exoplanets and their rains of terror

By Jonah Hansen
Updated July 1 2021 - 4:37pm, first published March 14 2020 - 5:30pm
This illustration shows a night-side view of the exoplanet WASP-76b. The ultra-hot giant exoplanet has a day side where temperatures climb above 2400 degrees Celsius, high enough to vaporise metals. Picture: ESO/M. Kornmesser

Australia is currently in the midst of a drought, and we welcome any amount of rain with open arms. But if you were to take a quick holiday to some of the exoplanets that we have discovered you would be more hesitant to ask for a little precipitation.

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