Mystery of the Iranian Space Monkey

Apparently Iran launched a monkey into space. The photos of the monkey, pre-flight prominently showed he had a mole over one eye, however the post-flight photos appear mole-free. This caused some speculation. They've explained it as a simple photo slip up. New York Times blog the Lede shares the story...

A senior official at Iran’s space agency confirmed on Saturday that state media reports on the launching of a monkey into the thermosphere had used images of two different monkeys. The official insisted, however, that the monkey had survived the journey and that Iran was not trying to cover up a failed flight.