James Webb Space Telescope Plan for Observations in the Solar System

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Posted: Thursday, October 15, 2015


Stefanie N. Milam, John A. Stansberry, George Sonneborn, Cristina Thomas
(Submitted on 15 Oct 2015)

The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) is optimized for observations in the near and mid infrared and will provide essential observations for targets that cannot be conducted from the ground or other missions during its lifetime. The state of the art science instruments, along with the telescopes moving target tracking, will enable the infrared study, with unprecedented detail, for nearly every object, Mars and beyond, in the solar system. The goals of this special issue are to stimulate discussion and encourage participation in JWST planning among members of the planetary science community. Key science goals for various targets, observing for JWST, and highlights for the complementary nature with other missions and observatories are described in this paper.

Comments: This paper is one of a series for a special issue in PASP. Accepted 10/14/15
Subjects: Earth and Planetary Astrophysics (astro-ph.EP)
Cite as: arXiv:1510.04567 [astro-ph.EP] (or arXiv:1510.04567v1 [astro-ph.EP] for this version)
Submission history
From: Stefanie Milam
[v1] Thu, 15 Oct 2015 14:59:37 GMT (962kb)

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