Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Saturn's North Pole is Cool

Motion Image courtesy NASA JPL
I'm recovering from being incredibly sick, but this is too good to NOT blog about.
Right now (as in, 3:50 p.m. December 4, 2013) members of the Cassini team are holding a g+ hangout about this, along with the Day the Earth Smiled.
This false-color imaging from NASA's Cassini shows a six-sided jet stream that creates and maintains the beautiful Hexagon of the north pole. It shows wavelengths from IR all the way to UV. Trippy.