Giant hexagon feature of Saturn modeled

News smidgen: The strange hexagonal cloud pattern was modeled by scientists in order to find potential explanations. By manipulating variables in the model, they can see which scenario best fits the observations and possible account for why this occurs.


Simulations suggest that Saturn’s north polar hexagon is shaped by shallow jets at the cloud level. Winds below the cloud level apparently help keep the shape of the hexagon sharp and control the rate at which the hexagon drifts.

Source: Bizarre Giant Hexagon on Saturn May Finally Be Explained


  3 comments for “Giant hexagon feature of Saturn modeled

  1. ApexDisorder
    September 22, 2015 at 10:21 AM

    Video replicating and demonstrating the phenomenon from like 5 years ago.

  2. jparente
    September 22, 2015 at 5:47 PM

    The “Well World”!

  3. busterggi (Bob Jase)
    September 23, 2015 at 9:03 AM

    Just wait until the Allen Wrench Comet is discovered.

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