For now we see in a mirror, dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part, but then I shall know just as I also am known.(1 Corinthians 13:12) NKJV
A majority of the stars are crystalline firmament material (CFM) which reflect sunlight like giant mirrors in space. Giant ‘mirror’ planets just showed up in the popular science narrative (SciPop). Surprise, surprise.
If confirmed, the shiny new worlds may help astronomers better understand how strange planets known as hot Jupiters are created.
Planets orbiting other stars are running out of ways to hide. For the first time, astronomers have used reflected starlight to tease out the possible presence of 60 large, roasted worlds. As those planets traipse around their stars, they act like large alien mirrors and briefly bounce a bit of extra starlight toward Earth, causing a small but measurable increase in their systems’ brightness.– National Geographic
Reflected light. Saw that coming.