Saturn’s Weird Hexagon Vortex Storms

Saturn’s Weird Hexagon Vortex Storms

This colorful view from NASA’s Cassini mission is the highest-resolution view of the unique six-sided jet stream at Saturn’s north pole known as “the hexagon.” Image obtained on Dec. 10, 2012 and released Dec. 4, 2013.

Astronomers estimate this vortex to be over a thousand miles in diameter!

Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/SSI/Hamptonsaturn-hurricane-cassini


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