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    Its about 50% more massive than the Earth and more dense and orbits extremely close to its star and is certainly not a gas giant.
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    27 Nov '20 18:07
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    Is that the one supposedly raining molten iron?
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    @sonhouse said
    @humy
    Is that the one supposedly raining molten iron?
    I don't think so.

    I have heard of another super-hot one that rains down what can be described as 'broken glass" and with hurricane force winds, making Venus look tame in comparison!
    https://www.nasa.gov/image-feature/rains-of-terror-on-exoplanet-hd-189733b
    "...Its winds blow up to 5,400 mph (2 km/s) at seven times the speed of sound, whipping all would-be travelers in a sickening spiral around the planet. And getting caught in the rain on this planet is more than an inconvenience; it’s death by a thousand cuts. This scorching alien world possibly rains glass—sideways—in its howling winds..."
    When I heard of this one, I thought "Bloody hell!"
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    28 Nov '20 01:34
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    And it wouldn't remain blood for very long either🙂 I can see them calculating the temperature but how would they go from super hot to 5000 mile an hour winds?
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    @sonhouse said
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    but how would they go from super hot to 5000 mile an hour winds?
    They worked out the planet must be tidally locked with its star and the computer simulations show the resulting relatively extreme temperature differences between night-side and day-side would generate those huge wind speeds.
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    @humy said
    I don't think so.

    I have heard of another super-hot one that rains down what can be described as 'broken glass" and with hurricane force winds, making Venus look tame in comparison!
    https://www.nasa.gov/image-feature/rains-of-terror-on-exoplanet-hd-189733b
    "...Its winds blow up to 5,400 mph (2 km/s) at seven times the speed of sound, whipping all would-be travelers in a sic ...[text shortened]... ly rains glass—sideways—in its howling winds..."
    When I heard of this one, I thought "Bloody hell!"
    Ever considered that that super-strong wind with hot broken glass could be nothing more than a pleasant, refreshing breeze to the super-humans living there?
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