From here. I got a kick out of a comment:
That’s the new Federal “Saturn” two-stage ammo, which — when the first stage fires — leaves the barrel in time for the second stage to ignite. Terminal performance is extreme (equivalent to the lunar module slamming into the moon). Misses are parachuted softly to the ground.
Ah, the perils of working outside your comfort zone. I’m a word guy, and the graphics tend not to get a lot of attention from me. I’ve worked with graphics guys for whom the opposite is true. The result in either case can be tragic. One of my best friends was a commercial art instructor at a tech school – this was many years ago while the first, or fourth, depending on your level of geekdom, Star Wars movie was actually playing in theaters – and inevitably the informal topic of the semester was scifi graphics. One day when I popped in for a visit one of his students wanted to show me a poster he’d labored over for several days. It was a beautiful, full-color panoramic view of a fanciful Enterprise bridge peopled with alien creatures, apparently very well done in every respect except for the one I was qualified to judge, and that was right where my eye fell. Unfortunately the poster was captioned. And the caption read, “Captian’s Log, Star Date XXXX.” Which did sort of spoil the whole thing, but so far nobody else to whom he’d shown it had noticed.