Tuesday, February 7, 2012
Saturn's Mysterious Hexagon Baffles Scientists
Saturn has always remained one of the most mysterious planets in our solar system. This is probably why space scientists and experts have done a lot of research work on it. However, the mystery hexagon on Saturn still remains a mystery that none of the space experts have been able to explain so far.
In 2007, modern imaging technology revealed that Saturn is much more complicated and mysterious than imagined because it has a hexagon on its pole that has been there for more than 20 years now.
The mystery hexagon on Saturn is one of its kind and it is never seen on any other object or planet in the universe. In 1979, The Voyager showed the same hexagon that sits on top of North Pole of Saturn.
The hexagon is similar to Earth’s polar vortex where the winds blow in circular fashion. Since Saturn is bigger than our planet, its vortex can fit 4 Earth inside it at one given time. The Voyager also came up with images of clouds that circle around this hexagonal vortex at 200 miles per hour which is really bizarre image to see.