Thursday, December 10, 2009

Cassini Sends First Full Images of Saturn's Mysterious Giant Hexagon | Popular Science

Scientists suspect that the hexagon pattern may represent an unusually controlled jet stream
By Jeremy Hsu Posted 12.09.2009 at 4:42 pm 23 Comments

Saturn's north pole holds something even more strange than a globe-trotting Santa Claus -- a giant hexagon shape within the planet's atmosphere. Now NASA's Cassini spacecraft has imaged the whole hexagonal pattern in visible light for the first time.


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This is awe-inspiring, but some of the comments on this are very funny!

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