Hexnet Hexagonal Tag Feed: saturn A feed of tagged nodes. https://hexnet.org/blog Video of Saturn hexagon from Cassini <video controls="controls"><source src="/files/media/saturn-cassini-1.ogv" type="video/ogg"/><source src="/files/media/saturn-cassini-1.mp4" type="video/mp4"/></video> Fri, 25 Jun 2010 02:57:00 +0000 https://hexnet.org/content/video-saturn-hexagon-cassini https://hexnet.org/content/video-saturn-hexagon-cassini Saturn hexagon from Cassini <p> The Saturn hexagon is a persistent hexagonal cloud pattern at the north pole of Saturn. The radius of the hexagon is approximately 8,600 miles, with a rotation period of 10:39:24. While a variety of explanations have been offered for the hexagon, It is generally thought to be some sort of standing wave phenomenon generated by differences in wind speed around the pole. </p> Wed, 14 Apr 2010 03:08:53 +0000 https://hexnet.org/content/saturn-hexagon-cassini https://hexnet.org/content/saturn-hexagon-cassini Saturn-style hexagon "recreated" in lab <p> Interesting article from Science's popular science outfit about the Saturnine hexagon. While it is certainly an intriguing development, and a step forward from the well-known "spinning bucket" experiments, they should get back to us when they've made a hexagon 15,000 miles wide that lasts for 30 years. (Which, for practical purposes, one wouldn't expect any time soon.) Fluid dynamics can be vastly different at different scales. I would also like to know what the viscosity is of this "water" they speak of relative to the atmosphere of Saturn. </p> Fri, 09 Apr 2010 01:59:01 +0000 https://hexnet.org/content/saturn-style-hexagon-recreated-lab https://hexnet.org/content/saturn-style-hexagon-recreated-lab