Although many mysteries of the solar system have been revealed as of now; but still the universe has abundant secrets in its pocket.
The ascending mystery now revolves around the Uranus. Yes! Currently, the Astroboffins and the Scientists are researching to decode the smell of the Uranus.
On April 23, 2018, the paper published in Nature authenticates that the planet Uranus possesses the Hydrogen Sulphide Gas (H2S). That smell of the gas resembles that of the rotten eggs.
Patrick Irvin, the researcher of the study, conveyed, “If an unfortunate human were to descend through Uranus Clouds, They would be met with very unpleasant and odiferous conditions.” Patrick is a professor in the Department of Physics at the Oxford University. He further adds, “Suffocation and exposure in the negative 200 degree Celsius atmosphere made of mostly hydrogen, helium, and methane would take its toll long before the smell.”
Until now, it was believed that Uranus is a product of the millions of ammonia molecules and the hydrogen sulfide ice. Until now, this hypothesis was without any evidence.
Besides the eggy fart smell of Uranus, a research team from the Maunakea in Hawaii identified the emergence of infrared light using Gemini North Telescope. The study was carried out using the Near-Infrared Integral Field Spectrophotometer. It filters the sunlight received above the Uranus clouds. The sunrays are reflected in the spectral lines. The spectral lines are then used in identifying the gas molecules. As the signal from the spectral lines was faint, it is so difficult to capture a snap of the ammonia and sulfide existence. Leigh Fletcher conveyed it. Fletcher is the co-author and a recipient of the senior research fellowship at the University of Leicester.
The recently discovered beauty of the Uranus will pave the way for the man to step ahead to unveil the mysteries of the solar system. It will also conclude how the gas giants and the ice giants migrated in its initial stage of formation.