Planet Uranus with sunrise on the space background


Uranus Smells Like Rotten Eggs, Top Scientists Report

April 24, 2018 - 8:35 am

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- Uranus really stinks!

That's according to top scientists who determined that the planet smells like rotten eggs, thanks to clouds of hydrogen sulfide.

Nobody can live on the planet which sees temperatures that drop to 392 degrees below zero.

"If an unfortunate human were ever to descend through Uranus' clouds, they would be met with very unpleasant and odiferous conditions," Oxford Physics professor Patrick Irwin said.

The study is the first to show clear evidence of Uranus' chemical composition which scientists long believed was made up of ammonia or hydrogen sulfide ice.

A device known as the Near Infrared Integral Field Spectrometer (NIFS) on the Gemini North telescope in Hawaii uses filtered sunlight to determine what gas molecules are made of, The Register explained.

Uranus, along with Neptune, is known as an 'ice giant.'