kepler successfully launched from the kennedy space center in florida last night at 10:49 pm EST! after lighting up the night skies, kepler separated from its booster an hour later as it sailed thru space to its earth-trailing orbital location.
i found some nice images of the launch from flickr:
a tag on kepler says "search for earth-size planets," by jonf
by astro guy
by daniel cormier
thanks for sharing your photos!
now kepler - go find us some earth-size planets!!