July 18, 2024



Scientists find a molecule never before found outside our solar system on a planet with glass rain

CNN Science

By Ashley Strickland, CNN
4 minute read
Updated 8:26 PM EDT, Mon July 8, 2024

An exoplanet the size of Jupiter has long intrigued astronomers because of its scorching temperatures, screaming winds and sideways rain made of glass. Now, data from the James Webb Space Telescope has revealed another intriguing feature of the planet known as HD 189733b: It smells like rotten eggs.

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