It’s Raining MOLTEN IRON


Isaac Nisolo, Opinion Editor

If any of you have heard of the exoplanet WASP-76b, then you know it’s no summer day.  The temperature there is so extreme it melts iron itself.  This is important because this planet has an excess of iron, and, as I mentioned before, the heat is so intense that the iron on the planet melts, and falls from the sky as precipitation.  This causes the planet WASP-76b to have a molten rainstorm every day.

That’s not all, believe me.  Scientists have researched WASP’s atmosphere and found a lot of calcium.  This means that the temperatures on WASP-76b are much higher than we originally thought, making the planet WASP-76b even more interesting, and, for some, terrifying.

That’s all for now, but hopefully, you do some more research as there’s a lot to find.  If you didn’t know yet, scientists have discovered many more planets than just the ones in our solar system, so if you would like to learn more about this subject, there’s a lot to dig into.