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Universidad del País Vasco

Saturn's Hexagon

Caption: On the left, Saturn is shown in images obtained in 2013 with the PlanetCam and Astralux cameras on the 1.23 m and 2.2 m telescopes at the Calar Alto Observatory. The hexagon forms the edge of the dark region on the planet's north pole. On the right, maps are shown of the north pole of Saturn depicting the hexagonal structure: (A) Cassini ISS (Jan. 3, 2009); (B) Detail of the clouds inside the hexagon (Cassini ISS on Aug. 26, 2008); (C) 2.2 m telescope of the Calar Alto Obervatory: Astralux camera (Jul. 13-16, 2013).

Credit: Left image: Planetary Science Group Universidad del País Vasco/Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea
Right image: Planetary Science Group Universidad del País Vasco/Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea-Cassini NASA/European Space Agency

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