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Fraser
2009-Dec-09, 11:20 PM
This movie from Cassini, made possible only as Saturn's north pole emerged from winter darkness, shows new details of a jet stream that follows a hexagon-shaped path and has long puzzled scientists. The Cassini spacecraft was able to take another look at one of Saturn's strangest features a bizarre six-sided cloud structure circling the entire [...]

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Robert Tulip
2010-Apr-19, 12:52 AM
Saturn's North Pole Hexagon Mystery Solved?
http://news.discovery.com/space/saturns-north-pole-hexagon-mystery-solved.html


physicists at the University of Oxford have recreated the hexagon in the lab. They've found that a regular, pointy shape is indeed a natural phenomenon in this case.