A planet where it rains glass. Sideways.

As ridiculous as that may sound, the Hubble space telescope has discovered HD 189733b, a blue planet 63 light-years away from Earth. 

That blue color, and the aforementioned rain of glass, is theorized to be due to “high clouds laced with silicate particles.”

The silicates condense in the planet’s extreme heat — 2,000 degrees Fahrenheit.  Winds of 4,500 mph hurl the small drops of glass through the atmosphere, which “scatters” the blue light. 

Read more on the crazy planet over at Science Now.

Photos: NASA

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