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An Exoplanet so Hot it has Clouds Made of Quartz


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Webb detects tiny quartz crystals in clouds of hot gas giant. Researchers using NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope have detected evidence for quartz nanocrystals in the high-altitude clouds of WASP-17 b, a hot Jupiter exoplanet 1,300 light-years from Earth.