- The Washington Times - Thursday, September 12, 2013

It looks like a rogue bullfrog has photo-bombed a NASA image showing the launch of its Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer spacecraft on Friday.

The image was snapped by a still camera at Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia.

“The photo team confirms the frog is real,” NASA said on Instagram.


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The frog is perfectly visible seen flying through the air in the orange-tinted smoke. The captions seem to write themselves.

No one caught up with the frog post-blast to see if it survived, NASA said.

An frog is launched through the air as NASA's LADEE spacecraft lifts off from the Wallops/Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport in Virginia. (Image: NASA)
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