Scientists discovered evidence of "the noxious gas swirling high in the giant planet's cloud tops" after observing how sunlight bounced off Uranus' atmosphere, according to a news release from the Gemini Observatory, a high-power telescope located on top of Hawaii's Mauna Kea volcano.The new findings come after decades of observations and even a visit by the Voyager 2 spacecraft to the blue-green ice giant, the release said.It is strange that on converting the Temple of Jupiter into a Christian baptistery, the Christians chose to keep the polytheistic Roman detail around the doorway.
FILE-- This image of a crescent Uranus, taken by Voyager 2 on January 24, 1986, reveals its icy blue atmosphere.
Researchers confirmed Monday the seventh planet from the sun has an upper atmosphere full of one of the smelliest chemicals known to humans, hydrogen sulfide, according to study published by Nature Astronomy.
There, between the years 245-313 AD Diocletian had a luxurious palace built for himself where no expense was spared lavishing both his living quarters and future mausoleum.
One Medieval facelift and two millennia later, what remains of the emperor’s retirement home is now primarily inhabited by the descendants of the very people he tried to iradicate.
Before making the discovery, scientists had long inferred hydrogen sulfide existed in the planet's atmosphere, but never "conclusively detected" the gas before, according to Science News.
Using a 26-foot Gemini North telescope, the team of scientists studied the reflected sunlight in infrared and determined what types of molecules made up the planet's atmosphere, the release said."Only a tiny amount remains above the clouds as a saturated vapour," said Fletcher, who is a planetary scientist at the University of Leicester in the United Kingdom."The superior capabilities of Gemini finally gave us that lucky break." Aside from lending credence to Uranus jokes, the hydrogen sulfide discovery sheds light (or maybe smell) on how planets and the solar system formed, the release said.more FILE-- A false color view of Uranus made from images taken by Voyager II, 21 January 1986 from a distance of 4,17 million kilometers.less FILE-- A false color view of Uranus made from images taken by Voyager II, 21 January 1986 from a distance of 4,17 million kilometers.Most ironic of all (or possibly good karma), Diocletian’s final resting place was turned into the Cathedral of St Dominus and is still used for Christian worship today.