When we published our account of the heroic last moments of Frogstronaut, the amphibian spectacularly startled by the launch of Nasa's LADEE space craft and caught on camera in a frankly superb photobomb, we assumed there was no way he could have survived.
Despite Nasa's objectively balanced statement on the matter ("The condition of the frog is uncertain") we felt like they were really just trying to protect us from the cold reality of the world.
That - we thought - is one dead frog.
Well now it turns out that there might - just might - be reason to hope. Or at least, there's at least one more person out there who isn't so sure that Frogstronaut was obliterated by the launch.
We've received a missive from one Deborah Levine, who is an adjunct faculty member in Astronomy at Glendale Community College in California, who says that depending on his distance from the rocket there's a chance our little frog made it.
"The media seems awfully keen to write off the frog. I decided this was a good example of the relationship between angular size and distance for my intro to Astronomy class.
"With a back of the envelope calculation, I don't see the frog being any closer to the launch pad than 1/10 the distance from the camera to the launchpad, and possibly no closer than 1/100th that distance.
"I don't know how far from the pad the camera was, but I'd guess a kilometer or so. So unless that's Frogzilla, I think there is reason to be optimistic about his survival."
We're not quite so sure - the calculation depends on the frog being pretty far from the launch pad, and since LADEE was launched atop a Minotaur V, which is 24.5 metres high - or roughly half the size of some Nasa rockets - it's not clear that the frog was far enough away.
Still, it's hope. It's a chance.
Maybe somewhere in Virginia there's a very bruised, very singed frog who needs to get out of the way right now - since there's another launch coming in four days time.
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Who's bombing who?
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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!
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Nature Documentary Bomb
It's cool, he's the new boom mic operator.
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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
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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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Black Cat Bomb
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Sneak Attack Bomb
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Shopping Cat Bomb
"Um, I think someone forgot my Fancy Feast."
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Let Me Out Bomb
"Um, a little help?"
Curious Giraffe Bomb
What is this contraption.
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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.
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Family Photo Bomb
Still part of the family.
Maybe planned, still terrific.
Another Jumping Dog Bomb
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Waterbuck Calf Bomb
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Curious Dog Bomb
"What, what is this?"
Sneak Attack Dog Bomb
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Green Bird Bomb
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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
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Smooth Dog Photobomb
Submitted By: Heather Smith Robitzek
NSFW Llama Bomb
Submitted By: Christopher Guignon
Hey! Me too, right?
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