NASA has discovered an exoplanet that is more suited to a horror film script than our solar system.
Exoplanet HD 189733b, which was first detected by the space agency s Hubble telescope back in 2013, seems innocuous enough from a distance but don t be fooled.
Any potential space travellers should be aware that although the pictures in the brochure look a lot like earth, with a bright blue atmosphere, that isn t because it is covered in tropical oceans like ours.
In fact, 189733 s hazy cobalt atmosphere would make getting caught out in the rain more than a little inconvenient – leaving you attacked by thousands of glass shards flying sideways through the air.
This is because the air is full of laced silicate particles, the silicate then condense in the heat and forms small drops of glass that scatter blue light.
Makes forgetting your umbrella on Earth seem a little pathetic.