March 28, 2007

Meanwhile, back on Saturn...


A mysterious giant hexagon lies above Saturn's north pole, captured by cameras on Nasa's Cassini Orbiter.

Spanning 25,000km - equivalent to the width of two planet Earths - the bizarre geometric feature appears to remain virtually still in the atmosphere as clouds swirl around it.

UPDATE: via the Speculist, a video and scale info: 4 earths would fit inside the hexagon.

Posted by Dennis at March 28, 2007 12:36 PM

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