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==Explanation==
 
==Explanation==
 
[[File:PIA20513_-_Basking_in_Light.jpg|thumb|400px|Saturn's hexagon]]
 
[[File:PIA20513_-_Basking_in_Light.jpg|thumb|400px|Saturn's hexagon]]
 
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{{incomplete|Created by CUEBALL'S POLAR HEXAGON - Please change this comment when editing this page. Do NOT delete this tag too soon.}}
 
{{w|Saturn's Hexagon}} is a cloud formation on Saturn centered on its north pole. Similar to Jupiter's {{w|Great Red Spot}}, Saturn's Hexagon has proven a persistent feature observed by multiple space probes. The cause was not known until recently, when data from the 2006-2009 {{w|Cassini–Huygens}} probe could be analyzed in depth. This finding was widely publicized in popular science media (see for example [https://www.sciencealert.com/astronomers-think-they-figured-out-how-saturn-s-giant-hexagonal-storm-could-have-formed]) and is related to how currents flow deep within Saturn's atmosphere.
 
{{w|Saturn's Hexagon}} is a cloud formation on Saturn centered on its north pole. Similar to Jupiter's {{w|Great Red Spot}}, Saturn's Hexagon has proven a persistent feature observed by multiple space probes. The cause was not known until recently, when data from the 2006-2009 {{w|Cassini–Huygens}} probe could be analyzed in depth. This finding was widely publicized in popular science media (see for example [https://www.sciencealert.com/astronomers-think-they-figured-out-how-saturn-s-giant-hexagonal-storm-could-have-formed]) and is related to how currents flow deep within Saturn's atmosphere.
  
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==Transcript==
 
==Transcript==
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[Cueball is presenting in front of a poster, which he is pointing at with a stick.]
 
[Cueball is presenting in front of a poster, which he is pointing at with a stick.]

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