Friday, July 12, 2013

Blue Planet (And I'm not talking about earth!)

Astrophysicists have determined that a planet beyond our solar system named HD189733b would appear deep blue to the human eye and it's not because of any oceans it may have on its surface.  First, here's an expert rendering of how it likely appears:

As for why it's likely to be blue in appearance, well, you'll have to read about it yourself, here.  But I can tell you it's a pretty cool reason.