The glory of Saturn. (Materials provided by ESA, NASA, ASI)
I feel like Cassini! Whoosh, flying through the outer solar system!
Speaking of Cassini, that wonderful robotic planetary explorer recently captured this view of a 200 mph hexagonal hurricane on Saturn’s pole, which may be hundreds of years old, each side of which is larger than the entire Earth:
As for why this massive hurricane is hexagonal? That remains somewhat of a mystery, although it is likely due to some strange standing wave fluid dynamics in Saturn’s gaseous atmosphere.
There are a number of good science reporters out there … but this pretty much nails it. The problem with science journalism is that often, science journalists have nothing to do with it. It’s some beat reporter who hasn’t taken biology since 11th grade who has to drop off 800 words to the editor in three hours. So they re-write a press release and slap a flashy headline on it.