Scientists have confirmed that the planet Uranus smells of farts and rotten eggs – and, yes, NASA has already made the joke you think.
A team of scientists has found that the seventh planet from the sun has long made it a schoolyard joke, has hydrogen sulfide in the clouds around its surface. That's the chemical behind the smell of rotten eggs, NASA said in a press release Tuesday. It's the same poisonous gas behind the smell of gassed gas.
NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory expressed it in a Tweet shorter: "The science is in: Uranus stinks."
The science is in: Uranus stinks.
Researchers find hydrogen sulfide in the cloud tops of the gas planet: https://t.co/uYS7EgOm51pic.twitter.com/qOK4RJK1IO
– NASA JPL (@NASAJPL) April 24, 2018  The funky finding, published Monday in the journal Nature Astronomy, comes after an international team of researchers analyzed the light from Uranus, which was caught by a telescope on the highest mountain in Hawaii, Mauna Kea.
But its smell will not threaten human nostrils, according to the lead author of the study
"Asphyxiation and exposure in the minus 200 degrees Celsius [392 degrees Fahrenheit] atmosphere, which consists mainly of hydrogen, helium and methane, would have been long before Smell their toll, "said Patrick Irwin, of Oxford University, in the NASA press release
Jupiter and Saturn would have a different odor, according to the press release, as ammonia and not hydrogen sulfide were found in their cloud decks. 19659011] The Juno spacecraft of NASA goes storm Chasi ng over Jupiter "src =" https://media.nbcdfw.com/images/633*349/3-7-2018-jupiter-juno-poles-2.jpg " width = "100%" /> NASA's Juno spacecraft goes over Jupiter's hunt