This clip begins with a photograph taken of the atmosphere at the north pole of the planet Saturn, taken in 2006 by NASA’s Cassini-Huygens space probe. Kevin Baines, atmospheric expert and member of Cassini’s visual and infrared mapping spectrometer team at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, California says, “We’ve never seen anything like this on any other planet.

Indeed, Saturn’s thick atmosphere where circularly-shaped waves and convective cells dominate is perhaps the last place you’d expect to see such a six-sided geometric figure, yet there it is.”

“It’s amazing to see such striking differences on opposite ends of Saturn’s poles,” said Bob Brown, team leader of the Cassini visual and infrared mapping spectrometer, University of Arizona, Tucson. “At the south pole we have what appears to be a hurricane with a giant eye, and at the north pole of Saturn we have this geometric feature, which is completely different.”

The creator of the slideshow above suggests that the existence of this hexagonal structure on Saturn is more than mere coincidence. The planet Saturn is named after the Roman god of the harvest claims that the iconography used by all major religions, from Hinduism, Buddhism, Catholicism, Judaism, Islam (the latter two having strong proscriptions against iconography but which nonetheless use these symbols) – to even the religious imagery of the ancient Sumerians, Romans, Aztec, Maya and others – all contain signs that in most cases, preceded the founding of the major world religions and which had previously been linked with ancient pagan cults of Saturn.

This clip has been posted due to its interesting details about history, astronomy and world religions and is not meant to offend or to dishonor anyone.

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