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Re: [humanism-174] Saturn hurricane snapped by Cassini craft

From: Mark T.
Sent on: Tuesday, April 30, 2013 10:06 AM

Very cool!

I didn't know about this strange "hexagon" region on Saturn where the storm is located- has held its hexagonal shape in rotation for 20+ years (since Voyager). Bizarre!

http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap130220.html

On Apr 30,[masked]:36 AM, "sheri presloid" <[address removed]> wrote:

The pic is awesome!  Even though it is false colored.  

So, if I read this right, every 29 years the "season" changes on Saturn?

When Cassini first arrived, the north pole was in darkness; it was winter in the planet's 29-Earth-year annual cycle.

Now it has taken some of its first sunlit images of the pole, which has not been seen since the Voyager 2 craft last sent pictures on its fly-by in 1981.





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