Nightly News   |  April 30, 2013

NASA detects gigantic hurricane on Saturn

The spacecraft Cassini has provided close-up views of a large hurricane at Saturn’s north pole that’s estimated to be about 1250 miles wide. NBC’s Brian Williams reports.

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>>> the rolling stones gave us the crossfire hurricane, but we've never seen a saturn hurricane until now. at least not like this one. think of what katrina and sandy did to the u.s., and then consider hurricanes on saturn are 20 times larger. these pictures were sent back by the cassini spacecraft , a space marvel that was launched back in 1997 . it's still sending back invaluable photos of the ringed planet.