Freelance weatherman, Michael Fish, issued an unreserved apology to NASA this morning after their $28b Cassini spacecraft was badly damaged in a Saturn hurricane.
Fish, who had predicted Saturn would enjoy “sunshine and showers” for the next ten days, had failed to spot a strange storm. One which was only twenty times larger than any average hurricane on Earth with winds four times more powerful.
“It was a mistake anyone could have made,” explained the great weatherman, now semi-retired. “I do hope their spaceship isn't too badly damaged.”
“The eye of the hurricane turned out to be 1250 miles across, so I presumed it was bright sunshine with a few thin clouds,” said Fish. “In my defence, it's obviously been spinning around the same area for thousands years so how was anyone to know what it was. Back in the good old days at the BBC hurricanes used to announce themselves properly - then blow themselves out in a week or so.