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Saturn’s Weird Hexagon Storm

astrophysics science news Nov 04, 2016

New images from NASA’s latest Cassini probe mission shows Saturn’s hexagon shaped storm in more detail than ever before. The intriguing hexagonal pattern was first discovered in 1988 from the earlier Voyager flybys of 1980 and 1981 and was later confirmed by the first Cassini observations. The hexagonal structure, extending 20,000 miles wide and 60 miles deep, swirls around the northern hemisphere at the same rate as Saturn’s rotational velocity.


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