Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park

New Online Guidebook: Secrets of the Springs: Astrobiology in Yellowstone National Park

January 24, 2011, 7:42 am

A new online guidebook helps people understand how astrobiology research ties to Yellowstone National Park.

The guidebook, entitled Secrets of the Springs: Astrobiology in Yellowstone National Park, features an outline of astrobiology and its three fundamental questions; a map of astrobiology-related sites in Yellowstone; and an overview of "extreme environments" and their connection to the search for extra-terrestrial life.

The book was created by astrobiology researchers at Montana State University with support from the NASA Astrobiology Institute.

The book can be downloaded in PDF format at http://abrc.montana.edu/outreach/scienceofthesprings.html or viewed online at http://bit.ly/h82DDO.

Printed copies of the guidebook are free for teachers to use as a classroom resource. Museums and science centers may also have free print copies.

Read more at spaceref.com.