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Scientists identify rain of molten iron on distant exoplanet | Science

The European Southern Observatory’s Very Large Telescope at Paranal, Chile

Wasp-76b is what astronomers call an exoplanet, one that orbits a star outside our solar system. Scientists have discovered that the local weather conditions include 2,400C temperatures, winds in excess of 10,000mph and a steady pelting of iron rain. The observations of the distant planet’s unusually hostile climate are the …

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Distant object in our solar system could show how planets form, scientists reveal

Distant object in our solar system could show how planets form, scientists reveal

New Horizons explores Pluto, Arrokoth The newly renamed object Arrokoth, once known as Ultima Thule, is ultrared, smooth and covered in organic complex molecules, according to new research. New Horizons explores Pluto, Arrokoth Another look at Ultima Thule reveals the pancake shape many associate it with. New Horizons explores Pluto, …

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