The Smell Of Uranus Is Like Rotten Eggs

A lot of bad smelly stuff is a wafting within and around the Uranus. The upper part of the atmosphere, especially on the clouds, is made of hydrogen sulfide and these are some of the molecules found in the rotten eggs and this is the new study that suggests.’’ In case human could descend to the Uranus’s clouds they can meet the unpleasant smell and odiferous condition,” said Patrick Irwin. However, the wayward pioneer could be facing bigger problems. This is because of the exposure of high temperature of negative 200 degrees Celsius that can lead to even suffocation. This atmosphere is made of helium, methane, and hydrogen and that will make one to toil hard before smelling.

Many researchers are amazed about the composition of the clouds in the Uranus. Researchers wonder whether the clouds are dominated by either ice or even ammonia just like in Saturn or in Jupiter. They are also wondering whether the atmosphere is made of hydrogen sulfide ice. It is difficult to get the right answer because it is challenging to make an observation and getting the required details on distant Uranus. Jupiter and Saturn are somehow closer to the earth; unlike Uranus they also have, orbiter mission Uranus has only visited ones.

Near-Infrared Integral Field Spectrometer (NIFS) is an instrument that was used by Irwin together with his friends to study about Uranus’ air. This instrument is about 8 meters and is a Gemini North telescope found in Hawalii. Near-Infrared Integral Field Spectrometer (NIFS) was used to scrutinize sunlight that used reflect the atmosphere on the Uranus cloud top then it was able to spot presences of hydrogen sulfide. Leigh Fletcher said that there were the only tiny amount of clouds of a saturated vapor and this makes it difficult to capture the presence of hydrogen sulfide and ammonia on the clouds of the Uranus. The availability of the Gemini that has a superior capability has finally given them a lucky break.

“The researchers have also seen that Neptune clouds and are likely to be like Uranus. The difference is that Neptune’s, Uranus coalesced, and Jupiter and Saturn is the trace of world formation. At the time of solar system formation, there is normally a balance between sulfur and nitrogen. The ammonia in Uranus dictated the presence of hydrogen sulfide. This hydrogen sulfide determines the location and the temperature of the planet,” Fletcher said.