Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Saturn's North Pole is Cool

 
 
Motion Image courtesy NASA JPL
 
OMG I LOVE SATURN
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.