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Feeling Blue?

The Collector’s Answer

Feeling blue? Don't think you have enough glass in your collection? You can overcome both these problems by visiting the newly discovered blue planet HD 189733b, a short 63 light yeas away. This colorful and charmingly hot planet, a mere 1000 degrees Celsius, which astrophysicists recently discovered seems to be smothered in silica dust which at these incredible temperatures converts into raindrops of blue glass. So to rift on the old song "It isn't rain rain, It's raining glass, not violets." Think how simple collecting would be on HD 189733b, no artists studios to visit, no galleries to deal with, no shipping charges, but insurance would still be optional, just open your window and grab a bucket of raindrops.

[Adapted from an article that first appeared in the Wall Street Journal, by Eva Klein]