Frogs… in… space….
A NASA camera caught a rather odd photo of a frog, seemingly flying through the air, during a rocket launch in Virginia on September 6.
The photo itself has been flying around the Web, with people understandably questioning its veracity.
But NASA confirmed the photo is real, and one of theirs. And, they say, it’s really a frog.
A still camera on a sound trigger captured this intriguing photo of an airborne frog as NASA’s LADEE spacecraft lifts off from Pad 0B at Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. 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 condition of the frog, however, is uncertain.
Here’s the much larger original photo from NASA. It’s almost funny, until you start wondering exactly what happened to the frog.