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Frog has Last Laugh with Epic Photobomb During LADEE Launch

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Frog Photobombs LADEE’s Launch

 

LADEE Launch Photobomb by Frog

LADEE Launch Photobomb by Frog Credit: NASA

 

On Friday September 6 the NASA mission LADEE or  Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer was launched into space to study the moon and get a more detailed look at the Moon’s atmosphere. Well LADEE wasn’t the only thing in the spotlight. A frog was caught in the middle of the launch (unfortunately) and is now immortalized in this photo. However why was the frog there in the first place? Was it by accident or did he just hop along to find what the fuss was all about? Well as it turns out the launchpad at the Wallops/Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport actually has a high-volume water deluge system which is basically a pool that activates during the launch to protect the launch pad from damage. For more information check out Universe Today’s post.

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Zain is a well travelled astronomy blogger and has been writing since 2013. He has a passion for science education and has been accepted into NASA social program for MAVEN launch. When he's not being a space cadet he's rock climbing outdoors with friends.

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