Wednesday, 5 September 2018

Bizarre Hexagon on Saturn May Be 180 Miles Tall

Bizarre Hexagon on Saturn May Be 180 Miles Tall

The weird hexagon swirling around Saturn's north pole is much taller than scientists had thought, a new study suggests. Researchers have generally regarded the 20,000-mile-wide (32,000 kilometers) hexagon — a jet stream composed of air moving at about 200 mph (320 km/h) — as a lower-atmosphere phenomenon, restricted to the clouds of Saturn's troposphere.

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