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Scientists say Uranus smells like rotten eggs

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Posted at 1:57 PM, Apr 24, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-24 14:57:01-04

A new space study published by the Gemini Observatory has revealed a new theory about the planet Uranus.

The big reveal? According to scientists, Uranus likely smells like rotten eggs.

A new study suggests that clouds in the planet's atmosphere are composed of hydrogen sulfide, the molecule that makes rotten eggs smell so bad.

Using a spectrometer on NASA's Gemini Telescope in Hawaii, researchers were able to observe Uranus' cloud oder from roughly 1.6 billion miles away.

That's where scientists spotted the signature of hydrogen sulfide.

However, experts say if anyone were to go to Uranus, they wouldn't have to endure the stench. Suffocation and minus 200 degree atmospheric conditions would likely kill them first.