Rosetta spacecraft detects hydrogen sulphide emitted by Comet 67P

November 4, 2014 11:19 AM

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Rosetta spacecraft detects hydrogen sulphide emitted by Comet 67P

The European Space Agency's spacecraft Rosetta has been examining the Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko since August. The spacecraft has been regularly sending data related to the comet. Recently the spacecraft's instruments have detected hydrogen sulphide on the Comet 67P.

Scientists associated with the Rosetta mission stated that the hydrogen sulphide that the spacecraft has detected smells like a rotten egg or ammonia. The spacecraft has also detected a mix of formaldehyde and methanol that was found in embalming fluid, and some faint traces of poisonous hydrogen cy...

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