Nasa reveals most terrifying planets – including one where 5,400mph 'glass shard' storm would slice you apart | The Sun
IF you're looking for a real halloween scare, look no further than space.
Nasa is getting into the seasonal spirit by revealing some of the gruesomest depths of our universe which make Earth look pretty tame.
One such place not fit for a halloween party is an exoplanet called HD 189733b.
The cobalt blue gas giant may look pretty innocent from 64 light years away, but on the surface it's a completely different story.
Its clouds are laced with deadly glass shards.
During colossal storms of 5,400mph these will brutally slice you into pieces.
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"It’s death by a million cuts on this slasher planet!" Nasa said.
The US space agency has aptly renamed its exoplanets Twitter account to "hexoplanets" for the month of October, sharing all sorts of space horrors.
It also spoke about another called HD 209458b.
"100+ light years away, a planet is metaphorically having its flesh stripped from its bones," Nasa tweeted.
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"Nicknamed “Osiris” after the god of the dead, this doomed gas giant is being destroyed by its star."
Then there's WASP-79b, a giant super-hot planet 780 light years away.
On this planet, the forecast is steamy humidity, scattered clouds, yellow skies and iron rain.
Thankfully, not all exoplanets are as nasty.
Experts have found well over 5,000 out in space.
What is an exoplanet?
Scientists have been working to discover exoplanets, which are habitable planets found outside the Earth's solar system.
The prefix, Exo, is short for extrasolar, which means beyond the sun, making exoplanets characterized by orbiting stars other than the sun.
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These exoplanets circle their own star, much like the sun, but are often difficult to see or locate because they are shadowed by the glare coming from the star they orbit.
Scientists believe most stars have exoplanets and have monitored the Nebler to find other planets that might have evidence of life.
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