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Based on images beamed back from Cassini, the hexagonal pole was blue back in 2012; since then it’s progressed into bright gold. Based on the images, which were released by the Cassini Imaging Team last week, scientists theorize that accumulating haze particles could be sparking this startling change. While it may seem bizarre for a vast swath of a planet to change colors so rapidly, there was a time between 1995 and 2009 when Saturn’s north pole grew increasingly dark. This, scientists deduced, was a result of diminishing photochemical reactions (i.e., less sunlight reached the planet to react with the atmosphere’s molecular components).
originally posted by: watchitburn
The Reptilians are Terra-forming it as a base for their pending invasion!
Seriously though, that's pretty cool. Space is awesome and we don't even have to look past our own solar system.
Thanks for sharing
Saturn's northern hemisphere is presently relatively cloud-free, and rays of sunlight take a long path through the atmosphere. This results in sunlight being scattered at shorter (bluer) wavelengths, thus giving the northernmost latitudes their bluish appearance at visible wavelengths.
originally posted by: wildespace
The blue colour of Saturn's hexagon comes from the scattering of sunlight in Saturn's atmosphere of hydrogen (similar to our blue atmosphere of nitrogen and oxygen), whereas the yellowish colouration over the rest of Saturn comes from complex chemicals like hydrocarbons and ammonia, formed under the effect of solar radiation.