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Experts said that over clouds Uranus stinks rotten eggs due to hydrogen. The research staff carried out the research using the Voyager-2 apparatus.
It has long been known that a specific odor comes from hydrogen sulfide, which gets into the atmosphere of the planet. The results of the experiment indicate that there was an answer to the mystery of the cosmic neighbors. Now there is evidence of the formation of gas planets.
It should be noted that in the process of 10 years of observations with the help of “Voyager-2” specialists could not disclose the mystery of the clouds of Uranus. Scientists for a long time discussed and assumed that the giant has hydrogen sulphide and ammonia covering the upper atmosphere, but there were no weighty arguments.
Now the key composition of the planet was revealed thanks to the use of infrared observations from the 8-meter “Gemini North”. This device was installed on an extinct volcano called Mauna Kea.
In the process of research, astrophysicists were able to fix hydrogen sulphide over a gas planet. Chris Davis of the National Foundation of the States noted that teamwork is an innovation.
It is interesting that hydrogen sulphide, located above the clouds of Uranus, is also on the surface of Saturn and Jupiter. True, they have more ammonia. This leads experts to the historical education of celestial bodies.
The co-author of the study noted that in the process of formation of the solar system, there is a balance of sulfur and nitrogen. The amount of ammonia and hydrogen sulphide determines the location and temperature of the planets. It is worth noting that Uranus is the basis for studying the history of the entire system.