Saturn’s hexagonal jet stream

Date:5 December 2013 Tags:, , ,

This colourful view from Nasa’s Cassini mission is the highest-resolution view of the unique six-sided jet stream at Saturn’s north pole known as “the hexagon”. A movie, made from the images obtained by Cassini’s imaging cameras, is the first to show the hexagon in colour filters, and the first movie to show a complete view from the north pole down to about 70 degrees north latitude.

Image credit: Nasa/JPL-Caltech/SSI/Hampton University

Source: Nasa

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