Can you imagine living on a planet (Rains Precious Gems) with precious gems instead of water? Scientists have now discovered these new features in an exoplanet that previously discovered clouds made of metal, rain and gems.
Called ‘WASP-121b’, the gas giant orbits a star about 855 light-years from Earth. This is according to a study published in the journal Nature Astronomy. Jupiter-like planet, first discovered in 2015, is hotter than our largest planet in the Solar System and has a much larger mass and diameter.
The more we study about WASP-121b, the more the scientific community thinks that life on Earth seems to be nothing more. WASP-121b has a glowing water vapor atmosphere. That’s not the weirdest part. It is constantly evolving into a rugby ball-shaped planet due to the intense gravitational pull of the orbiting star.
The exoplanet completes a lunar orbit every 30 hours. This indicates that one side of the planet is always facing the star while the other is always dark. CNN reports that the dark side is cold enough to form metal clouds made of iron and corundum due to the temperature difference between the two sides.
The second is found in precious sapphires and rubies. These clouds evaporate into gases during the day. During this process, a rain of liquid gems falls on the planet. Yes – a dream come true on this exoplanet.
Unfortunately, no human can survive in such a gigantic galaxy, especially when the clouds are made of metal. The study was led by Thomas Michael-Evans, a postdoctoral fellow at the Cowley Institute for Astrophysics and Space Research at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.