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 Hexagon on Saturn2007-03-31 00:19
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by Flemming Funch

Strange indeed. A giant hexagon on Saturn's north pole. 25,000 km wide, 60 km deep. Bigger than the red spot on Jupiter. And it seems to be stable, since it was first spotted by Voyager 26 years ago. Nobody seems to be able to explain how it can be hexagonal of all things, with almost regular even sides. I think it is that big bolt you see in the middle, which holds the planet's axis together. Or maybe it is the headquarters of the defense department for the Saturnians.


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2 Apr 2007 @ 20:36 by a-d : I vote
for the Bolt Idea! : )  


14 Apr 2007 @ 00:35 by jerryvest : This hexagon looks just like
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Hi A-D. :)  



17 Apr 2007 @ 15:22 by Shawn Murphy @66.18.202.245 : Rayleigh-Benard convection cells
This lovely structure is probably an example of a "closed Rayleigh-Benard convection cell". The hexagonal shape comes from the fact that circles pack in sixes.
[link]

Fleming, we noticed a geological version of these in Utah, remember? The small roadside instance that we saw was rather like the "Giant's Causeway" in Ireland: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Giant's_Causeway  



19 Apr 2007 @ 21:52 by a-d : Thanks Jerry
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