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]]>If you plot a sine wave in polar coordinates, you can construct a hexagon at the pole: http://www-cs-students.stanford.edu/~amitp/diagrams/saturn-hexagon/ . My guess is that there’s some type of oscillation with the wind patterns that leads to a standing wave.

]]>Experiments show that fluids flowing in this way can form squares, pentagons, hexagons etc. I’m not an expert on this but scientists have studied it a lot:

• Wikipedia, Saturn’s hexagon: explanations for hexagon shape.

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