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Bizarre hexagon spotted in Saturn’s clouds

Space/Cosmic News
March 27, 2007
Images from NASA's Cassini spacecraft show a hexagonal cloud formation hovering over the north pole.

Astronomers can’t explain six-sided pattern at planet’s north pole

One of the most bizarre weather patterns in the solar system has been photographed at Saturn, where astronomers have spotted a huge, six-sided feature circling the north pole.
Rather than the normally sinuous cloud structures seen on all planets that have atmospheres, this thing is a hexagon.
The honeycomb feature has been seen before. NASA's Voyager 1 and 2 spacecraft imaged it more than two decades ago. Now, having spotted it with the Cassini spacecraft, scientists conclude it is a long-lasting oddity.
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