Saturn's hexagon is not unique
Posted by Emily Lakdawalla
29-06-2010 11:49 CDT
Remember when I posted those cool videos from lab experiments that replicated Saturn's hexagon? It turns out that Saturn's not the only place that displays geometrical shapes in its atmosphere. Earth does too. The kinds of wind velocity gradients that may have created Saturn's hexagon exist here as well. Here's a satellite photo of Hurricane Isabel with a pentagon (or maybe a pentacle!) for an eye.
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