Thanks to the magic of science, we now know that the planet Uranus smells like rotten eggs. This revelation came after scientists from the University of Oxford used an interplanetary spectrometer to analyze the molecular composition of the planet's upper atmosphere and confirm a long-held theory that the planet is shrouded in hydrogen sulfide -- a fart cloud that anyone who winds up living there will have to deal with, presumably by opening a space window, lighting a space match, or telling the other colonists to "give it ten minutes out there, if I were you."
This might seem like a weird thing for scientists to focus on over, say, figuring out how to get there or finding out whether the planet hosts any alien species with future tech we can steal, but there's a method to the apparent madness. Determining this is an important step in understanding how the planet formed -- knowledge that we can extrapolate out to other planets and, over time, use to build a clearer picture of the literally cosmic miracle that is the Solar System.
Except you wouldn't guess at any of this, because when it comes to Uranus, the media can't help but make the same joke over ...