Stinky ‘mushball’ hailstones on Uranus may explain an atmospheric anomaly there (and on Neptune, too)


A recent discovery of giant ammonia-rich hailstones, dubbed mushballs, on Jupiter might explain why Uranus and Neptune seem to have no ammonia in their atmospheres. 

Scientists have puzzled for years over the apparent absence of ammonia in the atmospheres of Uranus and Neptune.

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