On Planet Wasp 76-b, it rains iron

When I read about the discovery of Wasp 76-b, a giant gas planet where it rains iron, I just had to find out more.

I’d love to see it for myself but, given that this planet is 16 million years away by rocket, is twice as hot as lava and has no solid surface to speak of (not to mention the molten metal falling from the sky) I think I’ll ask the expert instead.

Professor Don Pollacco, one of the scientists that discovered the gas giant, was kind enough to answer our questions.