A frog has photobombed the launch of Nasa's LADEE space rocket, currently on its way to the Moon.
The poor animal was caught on camera silhouetted against the roar of the engines.
The LADEE (Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer) lifted off from the Wallops facility in Virginia on Friday.
The £180 million mission will study the thin atmosphere that surrounds the Moon for about 100 days before making a planned crash on the Lunar surface.
Nasa has confirmed the picture of the amphibian caught in the midst of the launch is genuine, and has not been doctored. A date below the image is incorrect - it was taken in 2013, not 2012. Nasa said:
"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."
Sadly the frog is not the first animal casualty to have been suffered during a rocket launch. In 2009 a bat (quickly dubbed 'Space Bat') was seen clinging to the side of an external tank during the launch of Space Shuttle Discovery (STS-119). A doctor at the time said the bat probably had a broken wing and was unable to fly away, but was incinerated during launch.
Take a look below.
In the meantime our Photoshop-happy editor has offered his own tribute:
Goodnight, sweet prince. pic.twitter.com/5dZJn1Es0Y— Michael Rundle (@michaelrundle) September 12, 2013
Shocked Cat Bomb
Who's bombing who?
"What are you reading?"
Watch out, baby!
At least someone is trying to stop these from happening.
Nothing like a perfectly timed tail.
Jumping Dog Bomb
The beer is poison!
"Why are you taking pictures of butts?"
Nature Documentary Bomb
It's cool, he's the new boom mic operator.
"My turn next!"
Smiling Cat Bomb
Just really happy to be here.
"Oh sorry, wrong room."
Red Fish Bomb
At least that last guy is in the picture.
Old School Bomb
This cat's great-grandchildren are probably in this slideshow as well.
"Turn left on Sunset."
Watching The Baby Bomb
"I want to sit on the chair."
Stealth Cat Bomb
Sneak attack is underway.
Censoring Dog Bomb
Stopping inappropriate Facebook photo uploads since 2008.
How is he even doing that with his neck?
Computer Cat Bomb
What are you doing here?
Another Sneaky Cat Bomb
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Talk about a third wheel.
Black Cat Bomb
"You'd rather take a picture of a straw than take one of me?
Sneak Attack Bomb
The other cat REALLY doesn't like glamour shots.
Shopping Cat Bomb
"Um, I think someone forgot my Fancy Feast."
"Do I smell fish?"
Let Me Out Bomb
"Um, a little help?"
Curious Giraffe Bomb
What is this contraption.
We're assuming that this guy was attempting to take an underwater selfie.
Disapproving Cat Bomb
He does not approve.
Night Vision Cat Bomb
His night vision is perfect for interrupting hipster photo shoots.
Meerkat Attack Bomb
He stood on that pinecone to get in this photo: commitment.
"Sorry, did I ruin your postcard?"
Family Photo Bomb
Still part of the family.
Maybe planned, still terrific.
Another Jumping Dog Bomb
"My husband and I were taking our border collie, Jack, out for his daily beach run and play. (This) is the photo of him being photobombed. I didn't see the dog until I saw it on the screen after the photo was taken."- Submitted By Laura Hancock
Waterbuck Calf Bomb
"I was trying to take a picture of this cute Waterbuck calf, when it's mom stepped in to see what I was doing to her baby...LOL." Submitted by: Karen Stephens
Curious Dog Bomb
"What, what is this?"
Sneak Attack Dog Bomb
"I was taking a picture of my cat Simon one day when Teddy got a bit jealous (like he always does). Hope you enjoy!" Submitted by: Hali Jakeman
Green Bird Bomb
Submitted by: Karen Lyons Kalmenson
Scary Cat Bomb
In our experience cats really do hate driving.
Jumping Dog Bomb
This dog is huge!
Cat From Above Bomb
Where was this cat standing?
Corner Dog Bomb
Submitted By: Kylee Callahan
"Here is Badger, completely unaware of his archenemy Groucho doing the bombing..." -Submitted By: Kimberly Rai Cook
Smooth Dog Photobomb
Submitted By: Heather Smith Robitzek
NSFW Llama Bomb
Submitted By: Christopher Guignon
Hey! Me too, right?
Submitted By: Alan Kelly
"Photobomb of my dachshund with my then 3-month-old daughter." -Submitted By: Melanie Walsh
Submitted By: Jean Seraichyk