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Bizarre Hexagon Spotted on Saturn
Space.com ^ | 3/27/07

Posted on 03/27/2007 11:10:24 AM PDT by anymouse

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To: anymouse

It's made of stars!


101 posted on 03/27/2007 1:23:31 PM PDT by ffusco (Maecilius Fuscus,Governor of Longovicium , Manchester, England. 238-244 AD)
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To: avg_freeper

a six sided crystal- sure. A six sided dust cloud???


102 posted on 03/27/2007 1:24:27 PM PDT by ffusco (Maecilius Fuscus,Governor of Longovicium , Manchester, England. 238-244 AD)
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To: NoneOfTheAbove

Can't be pi, pi are round ; )


103 posted on 03/27/2007 1:26:22 PM PDT by ravingnutter
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To: ravingnutter

Some pi r squared.


104 posted on 03/27/2007 1:31:22 PM PDT by azhenfud (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: ffusco

It is an ordinary jetstream formation.


105 posted on 03/27/2007 1:32:37 PM PDT by RightWhale (Treaty rules;commerce droolz; Repeal the Treaty)
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To: EarthBound

6 nearly equal sides is hard to get naturally, unless this is a giant fractal.



You kidding? Hexagons are a very natural structure. Honeycombs, basalt columns, bubble rafts. Not to mention lots of crystalline structures. Toss a bunch of marbles in a shoebox, and they will pack into a hexagonal array.

The photo looks to me like there are circulating atmospheric cells surrounding the hex pattern, which is distorted by the action of the cells from circular to hexagonal. Those cells create fluid motion that "sucks" the hex boundary outward at its corners, apparently.


106 posted on 03/27/2007 2:06:02 PM PDT by Atlas Sneezed (Your FRiendly FReeper Patent Attorney)
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To: anymouse

eerie.


107 posted on 03/27/2007 2:08:16 PM PDT by ichabod1 ("Liberals read Karl Marx. Conservatives UNDERSTAND Karl Marx." Ronald Reagan)
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To: anymouse

108 posted on 03/27/2007 2:10:22 PM PDT by HAL9000 (Get a Mac - The Ultimate FReeping Machine)
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To: anymouse
Pinging the list as a FYI.


109 posted on 03/27/2007 3:51:04 PM PDT by Las Vegas Dave (HDTV ping list, please FReepmail me if you would like your name added.)
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To: ALASKA; ActionNewsBill; airborne; albertp; andysandmikesmom; areafiftyone; aruanan; ...

FYI!


110 posted on 03/27/2007 3:52:20 PM PDT by Las Vegas Dave (HDTV ping list, please FReepmail me if you would like your name added.)
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To: Las Vegas Dave

Who is the dude laying there? The one with the sun glasses.


111 posted on 03/27/2007 3:59:38 PM PDT by CindyDawg (Thank you, Lord.)
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To: Beelzebubba

The cells are driven by temperature delta and Coriolis force.


112 posted on 03/27/2007 4:03:36 PM PDT by RightWhale (Treaty rules;commerce droolz; Repeal the Treaty)
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To: Beelzebubba

Please see post 70. I posted before I actually thought hard on it. I'll say ten Hail Gores and buy 15 carbon offsets.


113 posted on 03/27/2007 4:18:27 PM PDT by EarthBound (Ex Deo,gratia. Ex astris,scientia (Duncan Hunter in 2008! http://www.gohunter08.com))
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To: avg_freeper
"6 nearly equal sides is hard to get naturally"

Cells in a beehive


114 posted on 03/27/2007 4:20:27 PM PDT by dennisw ("What one man can do, another can do" -- The Edge)
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To: Ben Ficklin
Well I learned one thing.

My hearing above 15KHZ isn't what it used to be.

Fascinating Video, thanks for sharing.

Cheers,

knewshound

http://www.knewshound.blogspot.com/
115 posted on 03/27/2007 4:40:08 PM PDT by knews_hound (Sarcastically blogging since 2004.)
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To: anymouse

Looks like a six-sided boob to me!


116 posted on 03/27/2007 4:41:38 PM PDT by albee (The best thing you can do for the poor is.....not be one of them. - Eric Hoffer)
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To: anymouse

Ahmadinejad will, not doubt, suspect a Zionist conspiracy.


117 posted on 03/27/2007 4:43:14 PM PDT by Redcloak (The 2nd Amendment isn't about sporting goods.)
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To: anymouse

That is cool!


118 posted on 03/27/2007 4:48:40 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar
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To: nnn0jeh

ping


119 posted on 03/27/2007 4:53:59 PM PDT by kalee (The offenses we give, we write in the dust; Those we take, we write in marble. JHuett)
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To: NeoCaveman; Just another Joe
It's a cook book.
It's a cook book.

"It depends on what the meaning of "cook" and "book" is. You could ask my cousin Bill."


120 posted on 03/27/2007 5:01:55 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (The most dangerous place in the world is between Hillary and the Oval Office)
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