Cloudy with a chance of rhyolite.

A Planet Where It “Rains” Rocks

Perhaps because they were cooked off, COROT-7b’s atmosphere has none of the volatile elements or compounds that make up Earth’s atmosphere, such as water, nitrogen and carbon dioxide. “The only atmosphere this object has is produced from vapor arising from hot molten silicates in a lava lake or lava ocean,” Fegley says.

It cannot possibly get awesomer (I was going to say “cooler” but that seems somehow inappropriate) than this. Glee!

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