Saturn's strange hexagon composed of 'sandwich' layers

An extensive system of layers has been observed emanating above Saturn's odd hexagon feature. The hexagon, an enormous cloud structure, is situated at the giant planet's north pole. And now the Planetary Science Group at the University of the Basque Country has discovered that the hexagon is composed of a multi-layered system of at least seven mists or hazes that extend from the top of the clouds to an altitude of more than 186 miles above them.

The team used high resolution images from the Cassini craft to make their discovery, and compared the haze layers to a kind of sandwich. Pepperoni, Swiss cheese, and salami? 'Fraid not, in Saturn's bone-crunchingly cold atmosphere, it's thought the layers may be frozen crystalline particles composed of such ingredients as butane, acetylene, or propane. More at

Top image, Saturn's Hexagon: NASA/JPL-Caltech/SSI/Hampton University


By Tim Binnall / Coast to Coast AM News Editor

Tim Binnall is the news editor for the Coast to Coast AM website as well as the host of the pioneering paranormal podcast Binnall of America. For more than a decade and over the course of hundreds of BoA programs, he has interviewed a vast array of researchers, spanning a wide spectrum of paranormal genres and ranging from bonafide esoteric icons to up-and-coming future players in 'the field.' A graduate of Syracuse University, Binnall aims to maintain an outsider's perspective on the paranormal world with a distinct appreciation for its absurdities and a keen interest in the personalities and sociology of esoteric studies.

(Source:; May 12, 2020;
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