posted on Sep, 15 2013 @ 03:37 AM
Yes, this photo is real.
An unlucky frog seems to have hopped in front of a photo taken of a NASA rocket launch.
The photo was taken at the LADEE launch at Wallops Island Flight Facility, Virginia, last week.
Jeremy Eggers, from the Wallops/Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport, verified the photo's authenticity to Universe Today. And that the frog probably
didn't make it.
The website explains: "The launchpad at the Wallops/Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport has a 'pool' for the high-volume water deluge system that
activates during launches to protect the pad from damage and for noise suppression, and likely there was a (formerly) damp, cool place that was a nice
spot for a frog to hang out."
LADEE, which stands for Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer, is a robotic mission conducted by NASA. The probe will orbit the moon and send
back information about the lunar surface and atmosphere.