It’s the Great Hexagon! Storm system shines in Saturn pictures

NASA’s Cassini orbiter has taken many pictures of Saturn’s weird hexagonal storm system — but never like this. Newly released views show the Great Hexagon as a full-frontal cloud system, with Cassini’s camera looking directly into the polar hurricane.   Spanning a distance of 20,000 miles (32,000 kilometers) across the planet’s north pole, the hexagon is a wavy jet stream with a massive hurricane at the center. Winds whip around the eye of the storm at up to 330 mph (530 kilometers per hour).….MORE


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