Cassini has taken a spectacular full color image of Saturn’s hexagon-shaped storm that surrounds its north pole.


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Cassini has taken a spectacular full color image of Saturn’s hexagon-shaped storm that surrounds its north pole.

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  • Chris Kirkendall

    Ahhh…beautiful, mysterious Saturn, with its magnificent ring system & the single most mysterious feature seen on any of the planets, the bizarre Hexagon-shaped storm at its North pole. Haven’t yet read a good explanation of how that came into existence & how it’s able to persist. My favorite planet – by far…

  • That is a spectacular image. It also gives a good indication of just how big Saturn is. The entire Earth – Moon system would fit inside that image.

  • ken anthony

    Where else would you stick the allen wrench to wind it up?

  • Chris Kirkendall

    Now that’s funny ! !

  • Chris Kirkendall

    Yes – mind-boggling ! ! Very surprised that the “true color” is actually light blue – those of us with an interest in Astronomy are somewhat used to seeing color-enhanced images to show contrast (or sometimes relative temps) of galaxies, nebulas, etc., but it’s pretty cool that this odd feature really looks like this…

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