As a total amateur, it seems obvious to me it's some kind of snowflake. Permanent and wider than three Earths, but a snowflake nonetheless.
my ignorant reasoning is:
- on Earth, snowflakes sometimes appear as hexagons
- Saturn's rings are made of ice
- Saturn's density lowers as you get to the poles, becoming lighter than water but more than steam
To me, it even looks like a snowflake. Is it possible NASA scientists are idiots?