This electronic book on CD-ROM presents the complete story of NASA's work in the exciting field of astrobiology and related research, including SETI and the search for other planetary systems. Workshops at the Ames Research Center are highlighted, along with extensive coverage of major ongoing projects including important Discovery program missions, IPFF, Kepler, and Europa mission planning. Information and photography of Europa from the highly successful Galileo mission is included. NASA's new Origins program (which, as NASA states, covers "galaxies, stars, planets, and life) is described in detail. Nearly 12,000 pages of text and photos are presented in the easy-to-use Adobe Acrobat PDF format.
This book-on-a-disc makes a superb reference work for space enthusiasts, libraries, researchers, schools, students, and home reference! It is designed to provide a convenient user-friendly general reference work, utilizing the benefits of the Adobe Acrobat format to uniformly present thousands of pages that can be rapidly reviewed or printed without untold hours of tedious searching and downloading. Vast archives of important government information that might otherwise remain inaccessible are available for instant review. The documents are reproduced using Adobe Acrobat PDF software - allowing direct viewing on Windows and Apple Macintosh systems. Reader software is included on the CD.
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