Nasa reveals the world’s most terrifying planets – including one where a 5,400mph ‘broken glass’ storm would rip you to pieces

IF you’re looking for a real Halloween fright, look no further than outer space.

Nasa gets into the seasonal spirit by revealing some of the most gruesome depths of our universe that make Earth look pretty tame.

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Nasa even made retro horror movie posters to promote the most terrifying planetsPhoto credit: NASA

One such place, not suitable for a Halloween party, is an exoplanet called HD 189733b.

The cobalt blue gas giant may look fairly innocent from 64 light-years away, but on the surface it’s a whole different story.

Its clouds are laced with deadly shards of glass.

In colossal 8,400 mph storms, these will brutally slice you to pieces.

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“It’s death by a million cuts on this slasher planet!” said NASA.

The US space agency has aptly rebranded its October exoplanets Twitter account to “hexoplanets” and has been sharing all sorts of space horrors.

It also talked about another called HD 209458b.

“Over 100 light-years away, a planet is metaphorically being stripped of its flesh,” Nasa tweeted.

“This doomed gas giant, nicknamed “Osiris” after the god of the dead, is being destroyed by its star.”

Then there’s WASP-79b, a massive, super-hot planet 780 light-years away.

Muggy humidity, scattered clouds, yellow skies and torrential rain are forecast for this planet.

Luckily, not all exoplanets are that evil.

Experts have found well over 5,000 in space.

What is an exoplanet?

Scientists have been working to discover exoplanets, which are habitable planets outside of Earth’s solar system.

The prefix Exo is short for extrasolar, meaning beyond the Sun, creating exoplanets marked by stars other than the Sun.

These exoplanets orbit their own star, much like the Sun, but are often difficult to see or locate because they are shadowed by the glare of the star they orbit.

Scientists believe that most stars have exoplanets and have been watching the Nebula to find other planets that might have evidence of life.

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