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Stunning Photos: Saturn's Weird Hexagon Vortex Storms

  • In Full View: Saturn's Streaming Hexagon

    In Full View: Saturn's Streaming Hexagon
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    CREDIT: NASA/JPL-Caltech/SSI/Hampton
  • Saturn Hexagonal Jet Stream Cassini Spacecraft View

    Saturn Hexagonal Jet Stream Cassini Spacecraft View
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    CREDIT: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute
  • Saturn's Hexagon: Ornament View

    The globe of Saturn, seen here in natural color, is reminiscent of a holiday ornament in this wide-angle view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
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    CREDIT: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute
  • Hexagon in Silhouette

    Hexagon in Silhouette
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    CREDIT: NASA/JPL-Caltech/University of Arizona
  • Hexagon in Silhouette, Polar View

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    CREDIT: NASA/JPL-Caltech/University of Arizona
  • Saturn's Massive Northern Hurricane

    Saturn's Massive Northern Hurricane
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    CREDIT: NASA/JPL-Caltech/SSI
  • Saturn's North Pole

    Saturn's North Pole
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    CREDIT: NASA/JPL-Caltech/SSI
  • Saturn's North Pole in Psychedelic Color

    Saturn's North Pole in Psychedelic Color
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    CREDIT: NASA/JPL-Caltech/SSI
  • Spectacular Saturn Storm Photo: Cassini

    This spectacular photo of a polar storm on Saturn was taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft on Nov. 27, 2012
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    CREDIT: NASA/JPL-Caltech/SSI
  • Saturn Vortex Storm Close-Up: Cassini

    This spectacular photo of a polar storm on Saturn was taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft on Nov. 27, 2012
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    CREDIT: NASA/JPL-Caltech/SSI
  • Saturn Hexagon Vortex Storm (Wide View)

    NASA's Cassini spacecraft snapped this photo of Saturn's hexagon-shaped vortex on Nov. 27, 2012.
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    CREDIT: NASA/JPL-Caltech/SSI
  • Giant Vortex on Saturn: Cassini Photo

    NASA's Cassini spacecraft snapped this photo of Saturn's hexagon-shaped vortex on Nov. 27, 2012.
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    CREDIT: NASA/JPL-Caltech/SSI
  • Bizarre Hexagon Spotted on Saturn

    Bizarre Hexagon Spotted on Saturn
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    CREDIT: NASA/JPL/University of Arizona
  • The hexagon of Saturn

    Saturn’s giant hexagon circling the planet’s North Pole has never been seen on any other planet. Each side is 7,500 miles across allowing nearly four Earths to fit inside
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    CREDIT: NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute
  • Saturn Vortex

    This detailed Cassini view of the monstrous vortex at Saturn's south pole provides valuable insight about the mechanisms that power the planet's atmosphere. This view, taken on July, 14, 2008, is 10 times more detailed than any previous image of the polar
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    CREDIT: NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute
  • Saturn Storm Has Hurricane-Like Features

    Saturn Storm Has Hurricane-Like Features
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    CREDIT: NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute
  • Saturn Vortex

    This detailed Cassini view of the monstrous vortex at Saturn's south pole provides valuable insight about the mechanisms that power the planet's atmosphere. This view, taken on July, 14, 2008, is 10 times more detailed than any previous image of the polar
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    CREDIT: NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute
  • Saturn Storm Has Hurricane-Like Features

    Saturn Storm Has Hurricane-Like Features
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    CREDIT: NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute
This colorful 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." Image obtained on Dec. 10, 2012 and released Dec. 4, 2013. [See video of Saturn's bizarre hexagon here]

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