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Clearest View Yet of Saturn’s North Pole Hexagon
We just can’t help ourselves. Whenever NASA’s Cassini spacecraft sends back a new view of Saturn, we feel the unstoppable desire to post it. 
And this one might just beat them all. On Dec. 4, NASA posted a movie that is the highest resolution yet recorded of the planet’s strange hexagon weather pattern.
"The hexagon is just a current of air, and weather features out there that share similarities to this are notoriously turbulent and unstable," said Andrew Ingersoll, a Cassini imaging team member at the California Institute of Technology. "A hurricane on Earth typically lasts a week, but this has been here for decades — and who knows — maybe centuries."
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txchnologist:

Clearest View Yet of Saturn’s North Pole Hexagon

We just can’t help ourselves. Whenever NASA’s Cassini spacecraft sends back a new view of Saturn, we feel the unstoppable desire to post it

And this one might just beat them all. On Dec. 4, NASA posted a movie that is the highest resolution yet recorded of the planet’s strange hexagon weather pattern.

"The hexagon is just a current of air, and weather features out there that share similarities to this are notoriously turbulent and unstable," said Andrew Ingersoll, a Cassini imaging team member at the California Institute of Technology. "A hurricane on Earth typically lasts a week, but this has been here for decades — and who knows — maybe centuries."

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