Oxford reveals the seventh planet surrounded by hydrogen sulphide clouds

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Uranus surrounded by hydrogen sulphide clouds

Oxford university researchers have discovered that the planet Uranus surrounded by hydrogen sulphide clouds that smells like rotten eggs or someone passing gas.

Study lead author Patrick Irwin from Oxford University, said, suffocation and exposure in the -2000 C atmosphere, made of mostly hydrogen, helium, and methane.

While, Irwin and his colleagues studied Uranus air using the Near-Infrared Integral Field Spectrometer (NIFS), an instrument on the 8 meters Gemini North telescope in Hawaii. NIFS scrutinized sunlight reflected from the atmosphere just above the Uranus cloud tops and spotted the signature of hydrogen sulfide.

Discovery of hydrogen sulfide

The discovery of hydrogen sulfide in Uranus cloud deck stands out pointedly from the inner gas monster planets, Jupiter and Saturn. The greater part of Jupiter and Saturn’s upper clouds comprised of ammonia ice, but it seems this is not the cause for Uranus.

These distinctions in atmospheric composition shed light on inquiries about the planet formation and history. While, the results set a lower limit to the amount of hydrogen sulfide around Uranus.

Dr. Glenn Orton of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, said, hydrogen sulfide gas impacting the millimetre and radio spectrum of Uranus for some time, but we unable to attribute the absorption expected to identify it positively. Now, that part of the puzzle is falling into place as well.

The new findings demonstrate that the climate may be disagreeable for people. This remote world is fertile ground for examining the early history of our solar system and maybe understanding the physical conditions on other vast, frosty worlds orbiting the stars beyond our Sun.