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Frog Pops Up In Launch Photo – Accidently Photobombs NASA Moon Probe (PHOTO)



Frog Photo Bombs Launch, Makes Internet Giggle (PHOTO)

Frog Photo Bombs Launch, Makes Internet Giggle (PHOTO)

Feeling Froggy

The sky is the limit, at least for a frog caught leaping to a fiery death following a rocket blast. The frog was captured in a single frame when photographers were taking pictures of the launch of the Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) from a NASA facility of Wallops, Virginia. The rocket is travelling to the moon the study its surface. No people were harmed as a result of the incidence and the rocket launched safely.

In the photo the frog can be seen leaping with a cloud of smoke in the background. Photographers have confirmed that the photograph is authentic. It is believed that the frog likely found comfort near a pool of water that surrounds the rocket launching pad and was flung into the air when the rocket was launched.

Employees at the facility report that it is not uncommon for critters to be attracted to the rocket’s surroundings. However, this is the first time that a frog has been photographed as a result of being thrown in the sir during a rocket launch. The remains of the frog have not been found and there will likely be no further investigation concerning the matter.

The photo team confirms the frog is real and was captured in a single frame by one of the remote cameras used to photograph the launch,” it says on its website.

The photo was first posted online Wednesday by Universe Today.

Since then, It’s been jumping around the internet.

Naturally the little guys has been prompting some super puns:

“This frog gives new meaning to “flying leap,” (or giant leap).” Universe Today in that original post.

“From lily pad to launch pad.” The Independent.

“An unlucky frog took a giant leap for mankind.”
“Did it croak?” NBC News

Tomas Carbry possesses a decade of journalism experience and consistently upholds rigorous standards. His focus areas include technology and global issues.