Contact: Nicky Guttridge
ESA/Hubble Information Centre
Caption: This illustration shows HD 189733b, a huge gas giant that orbits very close to its host star HD 189733. The planet's atmosphere is scorching with a temperature of over 1000 degrees Celsius, and it rains glass, sideways, in howling 7000 kilometer-per-hour winds.
Credit: NASA, ESA, M. Kornmesser
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