So what do you do with millions of dollars' worth of custom-built, highly sensitive instrumentation? You set it atop a huge amount of highly flammable liquid and light a match.
On March 6, 2009, Kepler leaped toward the stars on top of a Delta II rocket, on the way to making its historic discoveries...
May 19, 2013 12:01 AM PDT
Photo by: NASA/Jack Pfaller
| Caption by: Edward Moyer
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