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The Delta II 7925 rocket stands ready for launch following rollback of the mobile service tower at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.

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The Delta II 7925 rocket stands ready for launch following rollback of the mobile service tower on Launch Pad 17-B at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. Atop the rocket is NASA's Kepler spacecraft. Kepler is a spaceborne telescope designed to search the nearby region of our galaxy for Earth-size planets orbiting in the habitable zone of stars like our sun. The habitable zone is the region around a star where temperatures permit water to be liquid on a planet's surface. The challenge for Kepler is to look at a large number of stars in order to statistically estimate the total number of Earth-size planets orbiting sun-like stars in the habitable zone. Kepler will survey more than 100,000 stars in our galaxy. Photo credit: NASA/Jack Pfaller

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  • Title: The Delta II 7925 rocket stands ready for launch following rollback of the mobile service tower at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.
  • Location: Cape Canaveral, FL
  • Owner: KSC
  • Album: cbabir
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