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Saturn's Hexagon Is Back

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A bizarre hexagonal vortex once again encircles Saturn's north pole, 26 years after the first Voyager probe originally spied it. The new image—the first to capture the entire 25,000-kilometer-wide hexagon—comes from the infrared spectrometer on the Cassini spacecraft.

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