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Uranus smells like rotten eggs - proved by astronomers



Seventh planet from the Sun is full of secrets and mysteries, revealing that much can be learned about the origin of our solar system. An international team of researchers closer to unraveling these mysteries, but to do so they had to find out that Uranus has one of the most unpleasant odors known to man.

In a press release Gemini Observatory reported that with the help of a powerful telescope located atop the Hawaiian volcano, in the cloud tops of Uranus discovered hydrogen sulfide. The smell of gas people tend to avoid associating it with rotten eggs. The high concentration of hydrogen sulfide can be dangerous to human health and life. The gas concentration of several hundred ppm can kill human literally for 30 minutes. It turns out, that if a person is ever destined to see the surface of Uranus, it will be met not just an unpleasant smell, but by strangulation. In addition, given the extremely low temperature of -200 degrees Celsius, backfires begin long before people feel the smell. Researchers have long suspected that a hydrogen sulfide atmosphere Uranium concentration significantly higher than in the atmosphere of Saturn and Jupiter.

However, the low temperature induced planet remoteness from the sun, freezes gas. Crystals may form a gas cloud, but spectrometers much harder to deal with the study of solid and heavy crystals. Earlier, Voyager 2 ship, only to get to the planet, which is called "ice giants", trying to figure out what chemicals are in the clouds of Uranus. Unfortunately, back in 1986, he could not give precise data. Today, the Gemini Observatory, there are tools to explore gas in the clouds of distant planets. Their discovery is able to turn all the ideas about the evolution of the solar system. The study of the exact composition of distant planets will help determine where in the solar system for the first time they were formed, and how to move after its inception. It is known that Uranus, like the other planets formed from a giant disk with the gas and dust that enveloped the sun is about 4.6 billion years ago. According to Glenn Orton, a scientist at NASA laboratories, the new finding suggests that in the early stages of formation of the solar system there was a kind of "jolt", which was the reason for the migration of planets.

The composition of the heavenly bodies is a fundamental parameter in determining its formation and evolutionary history. It is known that Uranus and Neptune could not be a "gas giants" like Jupiter and Saturn. Instead, they have become "ice giants." The reason is that the dust and gas drive became more diffuse from the sun, and less-available materials and Uranus Neptune took more time to form. Slower formation given time Sun more time to withdrawal of helium and hydrogen from solar system before and Uranus Neptune able to capture these elements of its gravity. After some time, we will be able to learn even more. that dust and gas drive became more diffuse from the sun, and less-available materials and Uranus Neptune took more time to form. Slower formation given time Sun more time to withdrawal of helium and hydrogen from solar system before and Uranus Neptune able to capture these elements of its gravity. After some time, we will be able to learn even more. that dust and gas drive became more diffuse from the sun, and less-available materials and Uranus Neptune took more time to form. Slower formation given time Sun more time to withdrawal of helium and hydrogen from solar system before and Uranus Neptune able to capture these elements of its gravity. After some time, we will be able to learn even more.
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