Richard C. Hoagland is a former space science museum curator; a former NASA consultant, and during the historic Apollo Missions to the Moon, was science advisor to Walter Cronkite and CBS News. For over 20 years, Hoagland has been leading an outside scientific team in a critically acclaimed independent analysis of possible intelligently-designed artifacts on Mars. Richard and his team's investigations have been quietly extended to include over 30 years of previously hidden data from NASA, Soviet, and Pentagon missions to the Moon. Richard C. Hoagland of Enterprise Mission shared his analysis of the strange hexagon (photos & video) observed on Saturn by the Cassini probe. The hexagon is made of ammonia clouds (stretching 25,000 kilometers across) that race around as though they were on a huge hexagonal racetrack, he detailed. The structure is an example of "hyperdimensional physics," and there is a similar formation around the North Pole of Jupiter, he added.
The Cassini spacecraft has captured its first snapshots of moon shadows on Saturn's rings. The shadows are a sign that the Sun will soon cross Saturn's equator, bringing spring to the planet's northern hemisphere for the first time in almost 30 years.
Like Earth, Saturn experiences seasons because its equator and rings do not lie in the same plane as its orbit â€“ they are tilted by some 27Â°. Twice during the planet's 29.5-year orbit, the Sun crosses its equator, illuminating the planet's rings edge-on.
The next such equinox will be on 11 August 2009. But NASA's Cassini spacecraft caught one of the first signs of the coming alignment in January, when it snapped images of moon shadows on the planet's rings. Shadows of Saturn's moons are typically seenÂ on the planet itself.