Notes Information Apocalypse

Unexpected Structure

Maybe the Discovery One really should have headed to Saturn rather than Jupiter and beyond the Infinite?

The North pole of Saturn is surrounded by a massive hexagonal structure which was first glimpsed by Voyager in the early 1980s. A polar flyby by the Cassini craft in 2006 confirmed that the six sided wave remains stationary in place around the pole.

The North Pole of Saturn<p>But that’s only the beginning. At Saturn’s South pole spins a frightening, almost Lovecraftian looking storm system thousands of kilometers wide, with the eyewall directly above the pole.</p>

South Pole storm wall on Saturn<p>The night skies in Wellington have been crystal clear this summer. Now I’m thinking about getting a telescope.</p>