Who Taught you Hexagon?

Scientists did. Scientists.

A lot of readers have expressed interest in the origin of Saturn’s north polar hexagon. The hexagon is a long-lived pattern in the clouds surrounding Saturn’s north pole, which has been observed since the Voyagers passed by in 1980 and 1981. Unlike Jupiter, whose cloud bands are obvious in visible light, Saturn’s cloud features are more subtle in visible wavelengths. The cloud features pop to life when viewed at longer, thermal wavelengths, as in this Cassini VIMS mosaic:

via Saturn’s hexagon recreated in the laboratory | The Planetary Society


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