2016-12-07 22:17:59 UTC
That massive hexagonal polar cloud cap on Saturn.
Not round, not square, not ragged, hexagonal. Not
some temporary just-got-lucky feature either.
Saturn ain't the only place. Hexagons show up all
over the place ... in space and right here on earth.
Yea ... water-ice kind of naturally forms a hexagonal
pattern, but hexagons show up at every scale whether
there's ice or not - or water or not. Circles, round, is
usually the lowest-energy configuration for stuff,
hexagons are only efficient for packing-in things ...
but squares are just as efficient in that respect.
So, what IS it with the hexagons ??? Some "cosmic
harmonic" that permeates superstring space in a
fractal manner ??? An artifact of the aliens simulation
software that runs our virtual universe - using short
reals when long reals would be better ? What ???
It's kinda like that weird Jim Carrey movie about
the number 23 ..... except it's the number 6.