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Detection of hydrogen sulfide above the clouds in Uranus’s atmosphere

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Visible-to-near-infrared observations indicate that the cloud top of the main cloud deck on Uranus lies at a pressure level of between 1.2 bar and 3 bar. However, its composition has never been unambiguously identified, although it is widely assumed to be composed primarily of either ammonia or hydrogen sulfide (H2S) ice. Here, we present evidence of a clear detection of gaseous H2S above this cloud deck in the wavelength region 1.57–1.59 μm with a mole fraction of 0.4–0.8 ppm at the cloud to...

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Published
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Peer reviewed
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Accepted Manuscript

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10.1038/s41550-018-0432-1

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS Division
Department:
Physics; Atmos Ocean & Planet Physics
Oxford college:
St Annes College
ORCID:
0000-0002-6772-384X
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS Division
Department:
Physics; Atmos Ocean & Planet Physics
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS Division
Department:
Physics; Atmos Ocean & Planet Physics
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Publisher:
Nature Publishing Group Publisher's website
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Nature Astronomy Journal website
Volume:
2
Issue:
2018
Pages:
420-427
Publication date:
2018-04-23
Acceptance date:
2018-02-27
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ISSN:
2397-3366
Pubs id:
pubs:844223
URN:
uri:8ef4459a-29ec-4420-87af-e149c4f35c73
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uuid:8ef4459a-29ec-4420-87af-e149c4f35c73
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pubs:844223

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