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A bizarre, funnel-shaped, cloud formation churning around Saturn's north pole was first noticed in the 1980s in Voyager flybys. Eventually, this mass became known as "the hexagon."
Any images of this cloudy mass have been muted and blurry at best -- until now. NASA's Cassini spacecraft has captured new images of the hexagon that show it off in all of its unearthly glory.
The hexagon is a unique six-sided jet stream with a roiling rotating storm at its center. It spans roughly 20,000 miles and whips up 200-mile-per-hour winds. According to NASA, no other weather feature like this has been detected in our solar system.
"The hexagon is just a current of air, and weather features out there that share similarities to this are notoriously turbulent and unstable," Cassini imaging team member at the California Institute of Technology Andrew Ingersoll said in a statement. "A hurricane on Earth typically lasts a week, but this has been here for decades -- and who knows -- maybe centuries."
NASA believes the hexagon's stability is due to Saturn being made up of a smoo... [Read more]
Apple has reached a long-awaited deal with China Mobile to offer the iPhone on the world's largest wireless carrier, according to the Wall Street Journal.
The rollout of the iPhone on China Mobile, which has nearly 760 million customers, is expected around December 18, sources told the newspaper. While the iPhone is currently offered by China Unicom and China Telecom, Apple has been courting China Mobile for years, seeking the vast number of new customers such a deal would create.
CNET has contacted Apple for comment and will update this report when we learn more.
Xinhua, China's official state news agency, quietly reported last month that the iPhone would "officially" launch on China Mobile's network on December 18, coinciding with th... [Read more]
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#Peoplesoft Question/Answer of the day: #Question:What is difference between Getrowset and Createrowset in people code? #Answer: Getrowset –is used to get rowset for a record in the component buffer. Createrowset—is used to create row set for a record within database, and is also called a Standalone rowset.