These photos of a hexagon on Saturn are totally real

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The Cassini spacecraft has been exploring Saturn, its moons and its rings for more than 10 years, but this week the daring probe did something special. 

On Sunday, Cassini dove just outside Saturn’s main rings as part of its latest mission, which will take it on 20 week-long orbits around the planet

About two days before that dive, Cassini snapped a series of photos showing off a view of Saturn’s strange and beautiful hexagonal weather system in the planet’s northern hemisphere. 

The hexagon-shaped jet stream surrounds a giant storm in Saturn’s north pole, but this isn’t the first time the wild weather has been spotted by Cassini.  Read more…

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