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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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To: anymouse

It's the bolt that holds the entire planet together.


121 posted on 03/27/2007 5:59:58 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Will I be suspended again for this remark?)
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To: DogBarkTree

I did not know that the Rovian weather machine had interplanetary powers. Isn't technology wonderful?!?


122 posted on 03/27/2007 6:02:17 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Will I be suspended again for this remark?)
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To: anymouse

See a similarity?

123 posted on 03/27/2007 6:06:30 PM PDT by IllumiNaughtyByNature (I buy gas for my Hummer with the Carbon Offsets I sell on Ebay!)
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To: D-Chivas

This is about saturn, not uranus. ;-)

124 posted on 03/27/2007 6:12:11 PM PDT by meyer (Bring back the Contract with America and you'll bring back the Republican majority.)
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To: TonyInOhio

Thailand?


125 posted on 03/27/2007 6:23:36 PM PDT by Grizzled Bear ("Does not play well with others.")
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To: DogBarkTree

Thanks for posting that. Fascinating hexagon occurring in nature.


126 posted on 03/27/2007 6:28:29 PM PDT by Kevmo (Duncan Hunter just needs one Rudy G Campaign Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RVBtPIrEleM)
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To: Disambiguator

SHAME!


127 posted on 03/27/2007 6:28:42 PM PDT by null and void (To Marines, male bonding happens in Boot Camp, to Democrats, it happens at a Gay Pride parade...)
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To: Suzy Quzy

Someone has to do it.

Whats a henway?


128 posted on 03/27/2007 6:30:01 PM PDT by null and void (To Marines, male bonding happens in Boot Camp, to Democrats, it happens at a Gay Pride parade...)
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To: Uncle Peter
Could this Hexagonal structure be a manifestation Benzene?

I don't know if it's been-seen on Saturn...

129 posted on 03/27/2007 6:33:22 PM PDT by null and void (To Marines, male bonding happens in Boot Camp, to Democrats, it happens at a Gay Pride parade...)
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To: anymouse

Apparently the Pentagon is "looking into this."


130 posted on 03/27/2007 6:36:08 PM PDT by SamAdams76 (Today I officially outlive Steve Irwin)
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To: dennisw
The bee hive hexagon has an intelligent builder behind it. Is there any other hexagons that occur without a intelligent builder behind it?
131 posted on 03/27/2007 7:03:33 PM PDT by John 6.66=Mark of the Beast? ("If God is your Father then I am your Brother" Larry Norman)
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To: John 6.66=Mark of the Beast?

Devil's postpile

132 posted on 03/27/2007 7:08:54 PM PDT by null and void (To Marines, male bonding happens in Boot Camp, to Democrats, it happens at a Gay Pride parade...)
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To: capydick
LOL! You crack me up! I needed that tonight! I really, really did. I'm such a masochist I clicked on this article assuming there would be a picture of Helen Thomas.
133 posted on 03/27/2007 7:51:05 PM PDT by A knight without armor
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To: John 6.66=Mark of the Beast?
Giant's causeway:


134 posted on 03/27/2007 7:56:59 PM PDT by null and void (To Marines, male bonding happens in Boot Camp, to Democrats, it happens at a Gay Pride parade...)
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To: null and void

What;s a HENWAY??? About 6 poubds!!! BaDUM.


135 posted on 03/27/2007 8:04:50 PM PDT by Suzy Quzy (Hillary '08...Her Phoniness is Genuine!!!)
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To: Suzy Quzy

Took you long enough. Did we wake you?


136 posted on 03/27/2007 8:05:36 PM PDT by null and void (To Marines, male bonding happens in Boot Camp, to Democrats, it happens at a Gay Pride parade...)
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To: anymouse; Ann Archy

Look at this!!


137 posted on 03/27/2007 8:05:47 PM PDT by Suzy Quzy (Hillary '08...Her Phoniness is Genuine!!!)
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To: null and void

I was cooking dinner for guests!!!


138 posted on 03/27/2007 8:06:23 PM PDT by Suzy Quzy (Hillary '08...Her Phoniness is Genuine!!!)
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To: Suzy Quzy

Did you make enough for all of us? I think not!


139 posted on 03/27/2007 8:08:58 PM PDT by null and void (To Marines, male bonding happens in Boot Camp, to Democrats, it happens at a Gay Pride parade...)
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To: anymouse

It's a giant ad for a famous local eating establishment.

Saturns' version of The Brown Derby. :)


140 posted on 03/27/2007 8:09:00 PM PDT by Shadowstrike (Be polite, Be professional, but have a plan to kill everyone you meet.)
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To: azhenfud
Some pi r squared.

It's a thermal image.

This IR squared...

141 posted on 03/27/2007 8:10:44 PM PDT by null and void (To Marines, male bonding happens in Boot Camp, to Democrats, it happens at a Gay Pride parade...)
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To: null and void

Actually it was a loaves and fishes thingy...the spaghetti and meatballs expanded to sustain TENS of people!! yikes....COME ON OVER!


142 posted on 03/27/2007 8:13:40 PM PDT by Suzy Quzy (Hillary '08...Her Phoniness is Genuine!!!)
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To: anymouse

141 posts. Probably too late for a classygreeneyedblonde post.


143 posted on 03/27/2007 8:14:17 PM PDT by Larry Lucido (Hurry back Mr. Brightside)
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To: Suzy Quzy
Ah, you're a Pastafarian...
144 posted on 03/27/2007 8:23:08 PM PDT by null and void (To Marines, male bonding happens in Boot Camp, to Democrats, it happens at a Gay Pride parade...)
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To: null and void
That is amazing all formed naturally by the earth?
145 posted on 03/27/2007 8:31:56 PM PDT by John 6.66=Mark of the Beast? ("If God is your Father then I am your Brother" Larry Norman)
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To: null and void

That is amazing all formed naturally by the earth?</p>


146 posted on 03/27/2007 8:32:27 PM PDT by John 6.66=Mark of the Beast? ("If God is your Father then I am your Brother" Larry Norman)
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To: John 6.66=Mark of the Beast?
Yep! It's an amazing universe, not only is it stranger than we imagine, it is stranger than we can imagine...
147 posted on 03/27/2007 8:34:38 PM PDT by null and void (To Marines, male bonding happens in Boot Camp, to Democrats, it happens at a Gay Pride parade...)
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To: anymouse

bookmark


148 posted on 03/27/2007 8:53:23 PM PDT by DocRock (What would Solomon Do?)
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To: Fred Nerks

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1807602/posts?page=71#71


149 posted on 03/27/2007 9:51:00 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (I last updated my profile on Saturday, March 24, 2007. https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: K4Harty

Get that nut off of my thread!


150 posted on 03/27/2007 10:12:32 PM PDT by anymouse
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