October 26, 2021

It rains rubies and sapphires on this distant Jupiter-like planet

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By George Dvorsky From Gizmodo A Jupiter-like planet located 1,000 light-years from Earth is exhibiting some rather strange meteorological behaviour. The clouds on this planet appear to be made from corundum — the same mineral that produces rubies and sapphires. Using the Kepler space telescope, astronomers from Warwick University have detected individual weather patterns on […]