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Hexagonal Storm on Saturn's Pole

2007/08/16

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Hexagonal Storm on Saturn's Pole

from: http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/cassini/multimedia/pia09187.html and http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/17816192/from/ET/

Hexagonal Storm on Saturn's Pole
Hexagonal Storm on Saturn's Pole

This nighttime movie of the depths of the north pole of Saturn taken by the visual infrared mapping spectrometer onboard NASA's Cassini Orbiter reveals a dynamic, active planet lurking underneath the ubiquitous cover of upper-level hazes. The defining feature of Saturn's north polar regions--the six-sided hexagon feature--is clearly visible in the image.

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