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Blue Alien Planet Explained: Inside Hubble's Exoplanet Color Discovery (Infographic)

Infographic: Facts about the hot blue gas giant planet HD 189733b.
A giant blue planet is found, but the color could be due to glass particles in the hellish planet's hot atmosphere. (Image credit: by Karl Tate, Infographics Artist)

Light from the planet HD 189733b was captured by the Hubble Space Telescope and analyzed. Astronomers say that the giant planet has a deep-blue atmosphere, but conditions are in no way Earth-like.

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