Friday, March 30, 2007

Saturn's hexagonal storm

Spinning Saturn

This nighttime movie of the depths of the north pole of Saturn taken by the visual infrared mapping spectrometer onboard NASA's Cassini Orbiter reveals a dynamic, active planet lurking underneath the ubiquitous cover of upper-level hazes. The defining feature of Saturn's north polar regions--the six-sided hexagon feature--is clearly visible in the image.

Saturn teaches us that you don't need a flack to get publicity.

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