NASA published a picture of the giant hexagon on Saturn

NASA опубликовало фотографию гигантского шестиугольника на Сатурне

Gigantski hexagon on Saturn

The Cassini probe sent to Earth new photos of the giant hexagon – resistant atmospheric formation of regular hexagonal shape at the North pole of Saturn. This was reported on the website NASA.

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This image shows the mysterious hexagon, illuminated by the sun.

The photo was taken with a wide-angle camera of the Cassini spacecraft when it was located at a distance of 1.2 million km from the planet. Image resolution is 74 km per pixel.

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Cassini also took the North pole of Saturn with a height of 640 thousand km NASA released a collage of four photos taken on different parts of the spectrum that allows you to capture clouds, located at different heights.

NASA опубликовало фотографию гигантского шестиугольника на Сатурне

Gigantski hexagon on Saturn

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Later, the probe took the picture from a closer distance only 390 thousand km On this picture you can clearly see the vortex in the center of the hexagon.

NASA опубликовало фотографию гигантского шестиугольника на Сатурне

Gigantski hexagon on Saturn

Note, the Cassini-Huygens mission is a joint project of NASA and the European space Agency. Its main goal is the study of Saturn, its rings and Titan, the largest satellite of the planet. The completion of the operation of the apparatus Cassini is scheduled for autumn 2017.

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