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published by the Astronomical Society of the Pacific
edited by Andrew Fraknoi
written by Carolyn Collins-Petersen
consultant: Christopher McKay
This item is a podcast audio presentation about the field of astrobiology and the search for life in the universe. It features an interview with Chris McKay, planetary scientist with the NASA Ames Research Center.

Also included is a comprehensive set of links to editor-approved resources on the search for life on Mars and NASA's Kepler Mission to find terrestrial planets (i.e., those one half to twice the size of the Earth), especially those in the habitable zone of their stars where liquid water and possibly life might exist.

This resource is one episode of Astronomy Behind the Headlines a web-based monthly periodical that features short interviews about the latest discoveries in astronomy and space science. It is published and maintained by the Astronomical Society of the Pacific.
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Kepler Mission, Life on Mars, astronomy interviews, interviews, online magazine, online periodical, periodical, podcast, reading lists, resource guide, terrestrial planets
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Metadata instance created March 8, 2010 by Caroline Hall
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November 30, 2009

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AIP Format
C. Collins-Petersen, , edited by A. Fraknoi (Astronomical Society of the Pacific, San Francisco, 2009), WWW Document, (http://www.astrosociety.org/abh/ABH01.html).
AJP/PRST-PER
C. Collins-Petersen, Astronomy Behind the Headlines: Astrobiology, edited by A. Fraknoi (Astronomical Society of the Pacific, San Francisco, 2009), <http://www.astrosociety.org/abh/ABH01.html>.
APA Format
Collins-Petersen, C. (2009, November 30). Astronomy Behind the Headlines: Astrobiology. Retrieved September 16, 2014, from Astronomical Society of the Pacific: http://www.astrosociety.org/abh/ABH01.html
Chicago Format
Collins-Petersen, Carolyn. Astronomy Behind the Headlines: Astrobiology. Edited by Andrew Fraknoi. San Francisco: Astronomical Society of the Pacific, November 30, 2009. http://www.astrosociety.org/abh/ABH01.html (accessed 16 September 2014).
MLA Format
Collins-Petersen, Carolyn. Astronomy Behind the Headlines: Astrobiology. Ed. Fraknoi, Andrew. San Francisco: Astronomical Society of the Pacific, 2009. 30 Nov. 2009. 16 Sep. 2014 <http://www.astrosociety.org/abh/ABH01.html>.
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