A frog appears to have hitched an almost certainly fatal ride on a rocket launched at the Wallops Flight Facility in
The small amphibian showed up in a photo posted Wednesday on Universe Today, a space and astronomy website, CNN reported.
"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,"
The rocket, the Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer is scheduled to arrive in lunar orbit
Universe Today speculated the frog had found a comfortable home in the system that provides a water deluge during launches to protect the pad and suppress noise. Then it got lucky -- or unlucky.
"The condition of the frog, however, is uncertain,"
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