Saturn’s Hexagon-Shaped Storm Perplexes Scientists
We’ve all seen how massive hurricanes are. But at Saturn’s north pole, there’s a storm that’s unimaginable in size. It’s as big as two Earths and is in the shape of a hexagon. Several things form hexagonal shapes, and that includes crystals, insect eyes, beehives, and basalt columns. But Saturn’s storm is also hexagonal, and it’s also said to change color from turquoise to yellow over several years. According to Syfy, scientists “believe that vortexes occur at the planet’s north pole because of atmospheric flows deep within the gas giant and that these vortexes pinch an intense horizontal jet near the equator—which is what warps the storm into a hexagon.” This is one of many theories scientists have come across to try and explain the unexplainable (Science Alert).