Saturn's Hexagon (image) Universidad del País Vasco Share Print E-Mail 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 Usage Restrictions None Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.