NASA\u2019s Ames Research Center plans a "major announcement involving Google" Monday at 11 a.m. PST, it said Friday in a statement.Although it provided no further details, NASA\u2019s announcement may relate to a 2005 memorandum of understanding (MOU) it signed with Google for development of part of Moffett Field. The MOU calls for Google to develop up to 1 million square feet of NASA\u2019s allotment at\u00a0its site.Moffett Field, in Santa Clara County, Calif., near Google\u2019s headquarters of Mountain View, is a former U.S. Navy base, closed by the Navy in 1994 and made available for civilian use. It currently serves as a civilian airport, along with being home to NASA\u2019s Ames Research Center.Google construction on to the former naval base would offer it tax advantages if it chose to expand in the Mountain View area. By building at Moffett, Google would be exempt from state and local property taxes, as the site is on federal land.The MOU also has Google working with NASA for "large-scale data management" and "massively distributed computing." The two operate a website on which employees of the two companies can share information and comment on collaborative efforts.-Steven Schwankert, IDG News Service (Beijing Bureau)Related Links:\n\nGoogle Updates Apps for Domain Suite\n\nGoogle Helps Users Search for Patents\n\nGoogle Says Staffers Can Auction Off Stock OptionsCheck out our CIO News Alerts and Tech Informer pages for more updated news coverage.