Another pretty blue ball? But wait, it’s not earth. Did you think that it is water. If you think that someday we can go live on it, think again.…and guess what gives it the blue colour? The atmosphere of HD 189733b is full of particles of silicate…
Do you know what silicate is? Silicate is a mineral that makes up about 60% of the Earth’s crust. It is a non-metallic chemical element that occurs naturally in many different forms. In its purest form, silica is a white crystalline solid. However, it is also commonly found in the earth’s surface as quartz sand. It is often associated with volcanic eruptions and is a major constituent of glass.
So, when it rains on HD189733b, it isn’t water, it is glass. That’s not the scariest part yet. The winds on HD189733b can have speeds of 5400MPH. When wind blows the rain comes down sideways. So imagine getting caught up in a rain of glass at wind speeds 7 times more than the speed of sound.
It is the size of our Jupiter. It is so close to it’s star, which is like our sun, revolves faster making one year on the planet as short as 2.2 earth days. Astronomers also tell us that the X-Ray and UV radiations from its sun is evaporating it’s atmosphere at a very fast rate: 100 millions of kilos per second.
All who are space enthusiasts know that the biggest planet in our solar system is Jupiter. But the scariest, it has got to be the planet Saturn.
Saturn looks so nice with the halo and all that you might wanna visit and see it close up one day. But beware, like Jupiter, Saturn is harsh with its low temperature, high atmospheric pressure and huge thunder storms. You will be dead in the blink of an eye.
The temperature on Saturn is -176.6 degrees C. That is COLD.
Imagine trying to land on Saturn. The atmospheric pressure ( 100 times greater than on earth). You will be crushed to death. Remember the space probe Cassini? In 2017, Cassini fell in to saturn and was crushed.
Saturn’s powerful storms – 1000 times more powerful than earth, can go on for months, sometimes years.
What’s more? Saturn sounds creepy as hell. Nasa has a way of getting sounds out of the electromagnetic signs from the planets. Don’t ask me how.
The video has sounds of all the planets in the solar system. If you just want to listen to Saturn skip to 4:17.
If you are alone on Saturn, there is no one else, heck there is no other life form – animals or plants. Just you in the deadly storms, with deafening thunder, and the creepy winds…. I wouldn’t want to go to Saturn.