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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
THETANS.
51 posted on 03/27/2007 11:28:33 AM PDT by TonyInOhio (Ave crux spes unica)
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To: EarthBound
I said "Unless its fractal"

Isn't the chaos of fluid turbulence modeled well by fractals?

52 posted on 03/27/2007 11:28:36 AM PDT by D-fendr
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To: EarthBound
"This is a very strange feature, lying in a precise geometric fashion with six nearly equally straight sides," said Kevin Baines, atmospheric expert...

From the article. Yes this looks like a hexagon, but to say it's precise is gross misuse of the word and leads me to believe Kevin is mathematically challenged. It's like saying earth is in a precise circular orbit around the sun.

53 posted on 03/27/2007 11:28:57 AM PDT by Diplomat
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To: DogBarkTree

I thought it was a pentagon, and only the most powerful storms like Katrina have them.


54 posted on 03/27/2007 11:29:10 AM PDT by Moonman62 (The issue of whether cheap labor makes America great should have been settled by the Civil War.)
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To: EarthBound
6 nearly equal sides is hard to get naturally

Well it's not unknown, e.g., honeycomb, benzene, thermal cells in a thin film - the last one being particularly apropos.

55 posted on 03/27/2007 11:29:41 AM PDT by delacoert
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To: NoneOfTheAbove

"Yeah, but in Base-11, it becomes a giant Pi symbol."

Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm......Base-11 pie!


56 posted on 03/27/2007 11:29:54 AM PDT by petro45acp (SUPPORT/BE YOUR LOCAL SHEEPDOG! "On Sheep, Wolves, and Sheepdogs" By David Grossman)
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To: anymouse
It doesn't look like Saturn at all. It looks more like ______.

Nope. Ain't gonna say it.

57 posted on 03/27/2007 11:30:05 AM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: xsmommy

LOL

Quit it! The boss just brought in the girl scout cookies.

I can resist anything.... except temptation.


58 posted on 03/27/2007 11:30:29 AM PDT by RikaStrom (The number one rule of the Kama Sutra is that you both be on the same page.../Exeter 051705)
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To: KingRonnie9

59 posted on 03/27/2007 11:31:07 AM PDT by Pro-Bush (hater)
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To: D-fendr

Also, if you put 7 soap bubbles on a surface, 6 surrounding a 7th, they form a near perfect hexagon. It's a VERY natural shape.


60 posted on 03/27/2007 11:31:35 AM PDT by MrB (You can't reason people out of a position that they didn't use reason to get into in the first place)
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To: brooklyn dave
I always wanted to meet ... Klingons.

I thought those were only on Uranus.

61 posted on 03/27/2007 11:32:02 AM PDT by dfwgator (The University of Florida - Championship U)
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To: RikaStrom

i have had no problem resisting GS cookies,i want a CUPCAKE!


62 posted on 03/27/2007 11:32:06 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: EarthBound

63 posted on 03/27/2007 11:32:12 AM PDT by Tatze (I'm in a state of taglinelessness!)
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To: anymouse

Wow, very cool... This one is logged in my writer's inspiration files now...


64 posted on 03/27/2007 11:33:26 AM PDT by Kaylee Frye
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To: dfwgator

Those klingons come from the Dingleberry Galaxy


65 posted on 03/27/2007 11:34:14 AM PDT by brooklyn dave
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To: Moonman62

Hmmmm, perhaps you are right. If it was a pentagon then Katrina was Rumsfeld's fault too.


66 posted on 03/27/2007 11:34:14 AM PDT by DogBarkTree (The United States failure to act against Iran will be seen as weakness throughout the Muslim world.)
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To: anymouse

Looks alot like a chocolate cake the ex made that crashed while in the oven.


67 posted on 03/27/2007 11:39:38 AM PDT by lexington minuteman 1775
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To: MrB

your's is the best post on here.

but now, where or what are the forces causing this. i.e. i don't see 6 other round things.


68 posted on 03/27/2007 11:43:21 AM PDT by bluedressman
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To: anymouse
Seeing sound waves

A You Tube video of sound waves arranging salt grains into geometric patterns.

69 posted on 03/27/2007 11:46:53 AM PDT by Ben Ficklin
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To: Tatze

Lol! Okay, I get it! I did exclude fractals in my original post though. I promise I won't suggest otherwise again! =)


70 posted on 03/27/2007 11:49:27 AM PDT by EarthBound (Ex Deo,gratia. Ex astris,scientia (Duncan Hunter in 2008! http://www.gohunter08.com))
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To: anymouse
Could this Hexagonal structure be a manifestation Benzene?


71 posted on 03/27/2007 11:49:33 AM PDT by Uncle Peter
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To: anymouse

It's the aliens of course...the ones who built the face on mars.


72 posted on 03/27/2007 11:49:58 AM PDT by bkepley
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To: anymouse

ping


73 posted on 03/27/2007 11:51:37 AM PDT by TYVets (God so loved the world he didn't send a committee)
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To: anymouse
I'd say it's a city-protecting force field put in place to allow the alien wasp people to colonize Saturn.

Nothing to see here.
74 posted on 03/27/2007 11:52:55 AM PDT by starbase (Understanding Written Propaganda (click "starbase" to learn 22 manipulating tricks!!))
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To: anymouse
Paging Sir Arthur C. Clarke.

Actually, Richard Hoagland has been talking about this sort of phenomenon for years as part of some theory of "hyperdimensional physics".

75 posted on 03/27/2007 11:57:20 AM PDT by tarheelswamprat (So what if I'm not rich? So what if I'm not one of the beautiful people? At least I'm not smart...)
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To: anymouse

BTTT


76 posted on 03/27/2007 11:59:48 AM PDT by Fiddlstix (Warning! This Is A Subliminal Tagline! Read it at your own risk!(Presented by TagLines R US))
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To: brooklyn dave

klingons are around uranus not saturn


77 posted on 03/27/2007 12:03:06 PM PDT by lakeman (when a marine kills the only thing he feels is the recoil of his rifle)
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To: EarthBound; anymouse
"6 nearly equal sides is hard to get naturally, unless this is a giant fractal."

The hexagonal close pack is what causes this. When deformable "things" are close packed, hexagons result. The thing, or item that's close packed in this case is a convection cell. If you've ever made coffee and didn't stir it so well, then let it sit motionless while it cools, you'd see hexagonal structures, especially if there was some powder like cocoa in it.

In this pic there are 2 components to the cloud. They don't mix very well. That's most likely, because the lighter stuff is condensing significantly. Nevertheless the dark stuff, that appears like voids, does not mix and is expanding and flowing out of the clouds. It is less dense and is coming out of the cloud with a much higher velocity. That means there's an effective tension in the bulk of the white stuff, which is the eqivalent to being "pushed" by the dark stuff. The direction of the convections in the pic are up and out, and as the stuff moves outward it slows and resists the outward flow of the stuff moving out from the center. The stuff that makes up the voids is probably hot normal atmosphere, that resulted when the plumes of cloud material condensed as it shot up. The condensation results in a large release of heat to the atmosphere.

78 posted on 03/27/2007 12:05:07 PM PDT by spunkets ("Freedom is about authority", Rudy Giuliani, gun grabber)
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To: anymouse
To quote that great philospher, Keanu Reeves... "Whoa..."
79 posted on 03/27/2007 12:05:11 PM PDT by gridlock (On January 20, 2009, Fred Dalton Thompson will be sworn in as President of the United States.)
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To: anymouse
A six-sided feature on the sixth planet from the sun.

Interesting.

80 posted on 03/27/2007 12:07:13 PM PDT by azhenfud (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: anymouse

You'll find this is a normal atmospheric feature due to insolation, atmospheric depth, rotation, and is similar to the jet stream.


81 posted on 03/27/2007 12:08:44 PM PDT by RightWhale (Treaty rules;commerce droolz; Repeal the Treaty)
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To: mainepatsfan

An octagon could be done, but the rotation rate or the temperature difference would have to be increased.


82 posted on 03/27/2007 12:10:32 PM PDT by RightWhale (Treaty rules;commerce droolz; Repeal the Treaty)
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To: DogBarkTree

George Bush doesn't care about black Saturnians!


83 posted on 03/27/2007 12:12:15 PM PDT by SlowBoat407 (Objects in the mirror are more easily seen than they were through the windshield.)
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To: gridlock

Looks like a hubcap from a '67 Chevy C-10 used for BB practice.


84 posted on 03/27/2007 12:14:55 PM PDT by txhurl
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To: azhenfud

Did Al Gore comment on this yet? What does he think?

Is he selling carbon credits in order to save Saturn?


85 posted on 03/27/2007 12:15:46 PM PDT by racing fan (Go Team Israel!)
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To: bigbob

No just six.


86 posted on 03/27/2007 12:15:59 PM PDT by stockpirate (Rudy Giuliani, John McCain and Mitt Romney, are liberals masquerading as conservatives.)
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To: TonyInOhio

87 posted on 03/27/2007 12:16:18 PM PDT by xp38
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To: RikaStrom; xsmommy
Quit it! The boss just brought in the girl scout cookies.

Girl Scout cookies and Lent always coincided. They really need to fix that. ;-)

That being said, a few years ago our church starting pushing us to do more spiritual things during Lent instead of giving up sweets or chocolate. (Both my priest and I are chocoholics and suffered during this time.) They encouraged reading a Bible chapter each day or doing a specific good deed each day.

My friends and co-workers rejoiced that I wasn't going to deprive myself of chocolate anymore. LOL

88 posted on 03/27/2007 12:16:18 PM PDT by Allegra (Hey! Quiet Down Out There!)
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To: C210N

Haha...


89 posted on 03/27/2007 12:19:50 PM PDT by VaBthang4 ("He Who Watches Over Israel Will Neither Slumber Nor Sleep")
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To: Allegra

yes i am big on doing something affirmative instead of just giving things up, but it is always a good excuse to not consume sweets even if for a short period of time, in my case at least, and so i take advantage of Lent.


90 posted on 03/27/2007 12:33:17 PM PDT by xsmommy
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To: Red Steel

Those things congregate off Jupiter...Everybody knows that.


91 posted on 03/27/2007 12:35:32 PM PDT by Waverunner
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To: anymouse

Ieky and Bloupe are trying to signal the space craft.


92 posted on 03/27/2007 12:38:56 PM PDT by TomGuy
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To: anymouse
It is a well known fact that before pyramids, we built hexagon monuments. Unfortunately, they caused cataclysmic weather patterns and the few survivors had to leave Saturn for tiny earth.
93 posted on 03/27/2007 12:39:59 PM PDT by FreeAtlanta (Search for Folding Project - Join FR Team 36120)
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To: anymouse

OK... I got an idea...

First: We get this really, really big Allen wrench...


94 posted on 03/27/2007 12:43:59 PM PDT by Ramius ([sip])
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To: Suzy Quzy
What's a hen weigh henway?
95 posted on 03/27/2007 12:47:50 PM PDT by Theo (Global warming "scientists." Pro-evolution "scientists." They're both wrong.)
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To: D-Chivas

ARGH!!! Please post a warning when you do that!


96 posted on 03/27/2007 12:50:30 PM PDT by brotherWesUpNorth
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To: NeoCaveman
They come in peace.

To serve man. ;^)

97 posted on 03/27/2007 12:56:10 PM PDT by Just another Joe (Warning: FReeping can be addictive and helpful to your mental health)
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To: Just another Joe

It's a cook book.

It's a cook book.


98 posted on 03/27/2007 12:57:18 PM PDT by NeoCaveman (The Hunt for Fred November)
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To: racing fan

Did Al Gore comment on this yet? What does he think?



"[It's] time for the human race to enter the solar system." --Vice President Al Gore


99 posted on 03/27/2007 1:08:51 PM PDT by azhenfud (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: NeoCaveman

100 posted on 03/27/2007 1:19:52 PM PDT by gridlock (On January 20, 2009, Fred Dalton Thompson will be sworn in as President of the United States.)
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